Great city for young people as cities in Canada go. Lots to do and great proximity to other amazing places like the Rockies, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, Seattle, and just the north-west coast in general.
Insider Tip:Coming from someone who grew up in nearby Victoria and visited Vancouver very often during her childhood:
1.) Avoid Ikea on boxing day
2.) UBC grounds are really nice to walk around
3.) Metrotown is hell, choose Granville or Robson street instead
4.) On weekends all transit fares are zone 1 prices, no matter how far you are going!