One of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver is a young, multicultural, world-class urban centre. Modern lofts, condos, and townhouses exist alongside the original gothic, neoclassical, and Edwardian buildings of the downtown core. Expo 86 created the impetus to build modern amenities including Canada Place, the Vancouver Convention Centre, and the Skytrain. A vibrant scene for entertainment, the arts, shopping, and restaurants, Vancouver is one of Canada’s most densely populated cities. Dubbed the City of Glass by local writer Douglas Coupland, downtown residents enjoy their high rise views of the city’s ocean, mountains, and lush green spaces.