Vancouver is a major seaport and coastal city in the lower Mainland of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver is the taken from Captain George Vancouver, a British explorer. Its name originated from the Dutch words “van Coevorden,” which means someone from Coevorden, an old city in the Netherlands. Today, the city is the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada and the third largest in the country. The city is ethnically diverse, with around 55% or city residents taking on a first language other than English.