Vancouver is on the west coast of Canada in British Columbia. Gastown the original settlement grew and was incorporated as the town site of Granville in 1870. With news of the arriving Canadian Pacific Railway in 1884 it was incorporated and renamed Vancouver in 1886. The City was named after the explorer Captain George Vancouver. The first known Europeans to set foot were Simon Fraser & his crew. The population of Vancouver is 610,000 with the Greater Vancouver Area just over 2.5million. Vancouver hosted Expo `86 & the 2010 Winter Olympics. Vancouver is a very diverse City. The First Nations, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Italian cultures have collectively shaped Vancouver. Local seafood includes Dungeness crab, prawns, mussels, wild salmon and oysters. Eateries include Izakayas-Japanese pubs, food trucks, bistros and gastropubs. If fine dining is what you are after, there are many establishments waiting to prepare your favourite seafood just the way you like it. Breathtaking scenery of Mountains and ocean, Vancouver is the perfect tourist destination. The average daily temperature in warm season is above 19c with average daily temperature in cold season staying below 9c. Mountainous ski resorts abound, Cypress, Grouse and Whistler Blackcomb to name a few. The U.S. border is approximately 55km from Vancouver.
Professional Sports Teams
Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club, Vancouver Whitecaps Fc, BC Lions, Vancouver Canucks
Things to Do
Stanley Park, Granville Island, Science Exhibits, Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Vancouver Aquarium, Canada Place, BC Place, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Cypress Mountain Ski Area, Vanier Park, Lions Gate Bridge, Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Rogers Arena, Robson Square, UBC Botanical Garden & Centre, Jericho Beach, Christ Church Cathedral, Lost Lagoon, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Village Olympic Village
Areas & Suburbs
Arbutus-Ridge, Cedar Cottage, Champlain Heights, Chinatown, Coal Harbour, Collingwood, Creekside, Downtown, Downtown Eastside, Dunbar-Southlands, Fairview, False Creek Flats, False Creek North, False Creek South, Fraser, Gastown, Grandview, Woodland, Granville Island, Hastings-Sunrise, Hastings Crossing, Hastings East, Hillcrest, Kensington-Cedar Cottage, Kerrisdale, Killarney, Kitsilano, Knight, Langara, Little Mountain, MacKenzie Heights, Main, Marpole, Mole Hill, Mount Pleasant, Musqueam, Oakridge, Quilchena, Renfrew-Collingwood, Riley Park, Shaughnessy, South Cambie, South Granville, South Hill, South Vancouver, Southlands, Southwest Marine, Strathcona, Sunrise, Sunset, Victoria-Fraserview, West Broadway, West End, West Point Grey, Woodland and Yaletown.
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