Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada, and the third largest in the country with a population of 2.6 million. Bordered by the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is known for its majestic, natural beauty and in 2011 was named as the world’s "Most Liveable City" by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Vancouver has Canada's largest and most diversified port and is home to mining, forest, biotech, film and software industries. Its population is equally diverse with the second largest Chinatown in North America and ethnic neighbourhoods that include the Punjabi Market, Japantown, Little Italy and Greektown.
A progressive city with thriving music and art scenes, Vancouver is a popular tourist destination and home to many cultural events and conferences. In 2010, Vancouver hosted the Olympic Winter Games, and this year celebrates the 125th anniversary of its incorporation.
More information about Vancouver at the Tourism website

Granville Island

Situated just south of the downtown core Granville Island is a living, breathing urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, unique shops, cafes and the most spectacular fresh food market you’ve ever seen. Alongside Emily Carr University’s eclectic mix of exhibitions and events, you can always find a mix of festivals, theatre, street performers, musical shows and art exhibits, many of which are created in the Island’s studios and rehearsal spaces. To find what hidden aspects of the Island await, explore the Artists and Artisans of Granville Island on their website

Important Addresses:

Emily Carr University of Art - Design
1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3R9

Financial Institutions/ ATM:

BMO Bank of Montreal
2601 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

RBC Royal Bank
1497 Broadway West
Vancouver, BC
V6H 1H7

2904 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

Scotia bank
2804 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

Canada Post Office:
103 -1496 Cartwright Street, Granville Island,
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3Y5
10:00 – 18:00/ 7 days a week


Black Top and Checker Cabs
(604) 731-1111

MacLures Cabs
(604) 683-6666

In case of emergency:

Vancouver Police Department and Ambulance services
Fire and rescue Services

Non-Emergency switchboard:
(604) 717-3321

Stichting A Lab
Lab 105
Overhoeksplein 2
1031KS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone nr. +31(0)20 330 1116

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Monday - Friday from 09.00 - 17.30

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