The City of Vancouver, BC is part of the Greater Vancouver Region. The Greater Vancouver Region includes 14 other cities and their areas: North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, Delta, Surrey, White Rock and Langley. Many of these cities are separated from each other by rivers, that flow towards the ocean.
If you are planning on vacationing in Vancouver and taking in all the amazing attractions it has to offer, it would be a good idea to rent a car for some of your trip. All regions of Greater Vancouver offer their own unique attractions and feel - from the thrilling walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge in West Vancouver to the beach-town atmosphere of the ocean-side boardwalk and pier in White Rock, most of the city's main attractions are within a short drive of each other. There are also many city tours that affordable and can be easily arranged from most hotels in Vancouver.
The Vancouver International Airport is located in the city of Richmond. A taxi or limo ride from the Airport to downtown Vancouver will usually take approximately 30 minutes.