Vancouver is Canada’s 3rd largest city, and with height limits on skyscrapers has numerous fairly tall ones, without the massively tall buildings blocking views of the mountains.
In addition it is a center for cruise ships heading to Alaska. Personally I have no desire to be on a boat with 3000 other people.
The harbor has steady seaplane traffic
The harbor front area is lined with condo buildings.
The Olympic Cauldron
8 Bit Orca
One of the cruise ships going under the Lions Gate Bridge.
An evening view from the ‘Vancouver Lookout’ observation deck.