Oops, wrong Vancouver! Olympic tourists' confusion | Vancouver, Washington Sallie Reavey picked up the phone at her charming Briar Rose Inn and the caller asked about rooms in mid-February. "We have a nice selection of rooms for those dates," she replied, to which the caller gasped: "You still have rooms during the Olympics?" Reavey had to tell him: wrong Vancouver. The Briar Rose is in Vancouver, Washington, not Vancouver, British Columbia, the Canadian city that will host the 2010 Winter Olympics starting on February 12. "America's Vancouver", as a former town mayor liked to describe it, sits 400 kms south of the Olympic host Vancouver and has a population of some 165,000 people -- far fewer than the Canadian city.