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View of the 2010 Winter Olympics cauldron in Vancouver in Mario Kart Tour
View of the 2010 Winter Olympics cauldron in Mario Kart Tour
First appearance Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (Vancouver Tour, 2020)
Greater location British Columbia, Canada
Inhabitants Humans, Animals, etc.

Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia, Canada, and the largest city on the west coast of the country as a whole.

Vancouver also appears on the Globulator, a world map in Mario is Missing!, but is not visitable in the game, even though Montreal and Toronto are locations in the Nintendo Entertainment System and Microsoft Disk Operating System versions, respectively.


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Vancouver was the location of the 2010 Winter Olympics, and thus was also the main setting of the game Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Many mountains are located near the city, including Whistler Mountain and Cypress Mountain, which hosted several Olympic events both in the game and in real life. Other venues which appear in the game include the Vancouver Olympic Centre, Canada Hockey Place, Pacific Coliseum, and Richmond Olympic Oval.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Vancouver Velocity from Mario Kart TourVancouver Velocity 2 from Mario Kart Tour
2010 Winter Olympics cauldron (left) and Stanley Park (right) in Mario Kart Tour

Three courses based on Vancouver appear in Mario Kart Tour. The first course Vancouver Velocity was introduced as the signature course of the Vancouver Tour. The second course Vancouver Velocity 2 later made its debut as the signature course in the Penguin Tour. The third course Vancouver Velocity 3 was introduced in the 2022 Autumn Tour.

Several landmarks in Vancouver can be seen in the courses, which are the 2010 Winter Olympics cauldron, Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada Place, Waterfront station, Capilano Suspension Bridge, BC Place, Hotel Vancouver, Science World, Rogers Arena, Stanley Park, Lost Lagoon, Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver Public Library, Harbour Centre, Museum of Vancouver, and Vancouver Maritime Museum. The finish line posts are also designed to resemble the Gastown steam clock.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バンクーバー
Chinese (Simplified) 温哥华
Chinese (Traditional) 溫哥華
Korean 밴쿠버
Russian Ванкувер