With a population of 535,700 residents, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city situated at the mouth of the mighty Fraser River. Vancouver is the heart of Greater Vancouver, one of the most visited cities in the world. Vancouver's downtown is surrounded by water on three sides. The best way to take in the sights and sounds of downtown is by strolling, biking, or taking tours. Upscale department stores, specialty shops and an underground mall network make for intense shopping in the heart of downtown at Georgia and Granville. For a spectacular view of the city ride to the top of the Harbour Centre tower. Stroll through Robson Street which is designer shopping heaven for fashion and gourmet fare. Stroll through Stanley Park, one of the largest city parks in North America, and visit the Vancouver Aquarium right in the park. Visit Chinatown, North America's second largest, situated just east of downtown and enjoy touring the Chinese Cultural Centre. Just north of Chinatown is Gastown that features fine dining, crafts and souvenirs, high fashion, and clubs for music and comedy . Just south and west of downtown is Yaletown, a district with stylish brick offices, lofts, boutiques, trendy eateries, clubs and pubs. Visit Granville Island on False Creek with its bookstores, studios, craft stores, restaurants, galleries and cafes. Explore the Science World which gives kids a hands-on experience of physics, chemistry, biology and zoology. Discover the Vancouver Museum, the largest civic museum in Canada. Visit the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and see a big collection of Pacific Northwest aboriginal artifacts.