Business Travel Guide

The best hotels, restaurants and activities for Vancouver business travelers.

Vancouver's calling card has always been its outdoor spirit. While British Columbia's economy has relied on the rich endowment of forestry, fishing, mining (including oil and gas) and energy, the software development and film production industries have also found their niche. Chances are, you saw Vancouver on TV or in the movies and didn't know it. Add tourism to the mix, the second-largest money-maker, and you have a robust economy.

Vancouver, encircled by mountains and seas, is one of the busiest ports on this side of the Pacific and is only surpassed by Los Angeles. The city boasts spectacular scenery, the mildest climate in Canada and a compact downtown core ideal for business travelers. Vancouver's hotel rooms are steps from diverse restaurants and upscale shopping. Tycoons, film industry moguls and throngs of conventioneers are regularly enchanted by the cleanliness and civility of the city of more than 600,000 people in a metropolitan area of 2.4 million.

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