I used to work in a business that had many international clients - and many would kid me that I should work for the Tourism Bureau as I was always an enthusiastic ambassador for the city.
Currently, a large portion of the world may already have their eyes on our fair city because of the 2010 Winter Olympics. However, if you still need more convincing - I found this to be a very good summary.
It truly is a beautiful city. And please, it's not just Vancouver - but many of the surrounding areas, plus Vancouver Island. We are truly blessed to live in such beauty.