Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada in British Columbia. The 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in Vancouver. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009. Also, the 2010 Winter Olympics were held in Vancouver and Whistler. Several matches of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup were played in Vancouver.