You might think it’s some place like New York, but actually Vancouver has a population of just under 3 million. The weird thing is that it’s only Canada’s third largest city, behind Montreal and Toronto.
It also has the warmest climate in Canada. Vancouver is divided into several self-governed municipalities, with the Vancouver city itself only having about half a million residents. The “3 million” number is applied to “Greater Vancouver,” the general term for the municipalities collectively. 35% of Vancouver’s population is also foreign born, which is the highest figure in the world.
That means the city is even more multicultural than New York (though if the recent article on Little Italy is any indication, that might not be such an impressive feat). Another cool thing about Vancouver is that it’s often called Hollywood North (along with Toronto) because it is the third largest film production center in North America.
That’s due to the cheapness of filming there, the year round mild climate, and the wide variety of locales in a relatively small area.