While it's not officially the capital of B.C…Vancouver is a contender for Condo capital of the world! Sandwiched between the Canadian Rockies & the mighty Pacific, Vancouverites have been forced to build up, up, up. And what a beautiful job they've done. The building boom that led up to the 2010 Olympics and now beyond has resulted in an uber dense (Canada's most dense!) urban metropolis that has a very different feel from travel in other West Coast cities. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most liveable places on earth and it isn't by chance; it caters to it's citizens. While you won't hear this from anyone living in Vancouver - but other than London - there may be no more appropriate city to pack a Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket and a Fulton Umbrella.