Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections. The City of Vancouver was incorporated on 6 April 1886.Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city ranked among the top-ten of the world's most well-living cities for five consecutive years. Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events. The city is located in the traditional and presently unceded territories of the Squamish, Museum, and Tseil-Waututh (Burrard) peoples of the Coast Salish group. Vancouver located on the Burrard Peninsula, Vancouver lies between Burrard Inlet to the north and the Fraser River to the south. Vancouver is one of Canada's warmest cities in the winter. Vancouver's climate is temperate by Canadian standards and is classified as oceanic or marine west coast, Vancouver is also one of the wettest Canadian cities. Vancouver is the most densely populated city in Canada. Urban planning in Vancouver is characterized by high-rise residential and mixed-use development in urban centres, as an alternative to sprawl. The Vancouver Art Gallery is housed downtown in the neoclassical former courthouse built in 1906. Vancouver's scenic location makes it a major tourist destination. The mild climate of the city and proximity to ocean, mountains, rivers and lakes make the area a popular destination for outdoor recreation.