Vancouver is located in the southwest corner of Canada in the province of British Columbia. Vancouver is surrounded by water on three sides and overlooked by the Coast Range mountains that rise abruptly to more than 1,500 m. Its climate is one of the mildest in Canada. Temperatures average 3°C in January and 18°C in July.
With an estimated population of over 600,000 people, Vancouver is the largest city in the province and the third largest in Canada. It covers an area of 113 sq km.