Vancouver is the city that has it all: natural beauty and cosmopolitan flair. Set between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, it has a harmonious blend of nature and urban living. Gardens, parks, and beaches are as common here as heritage buildings, restaurants, and theatres.
While maintaining the laid-back attitude of North America's West Coast, Vancouver has managed to build an international spirit. As the third largest city in Canada, it shares an ethnic diversity and multicultural flavor with the rest of the country. It's young, lively, and the jumping-off point for many spectacular outdoor activities.
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Interesting Facts About Vancouver:
2. Vancouver is very walkable and 1 in 5 people walk to work. That's on par with New York City!
3. When you come to Vancouver, you may be surprised by how many high rise condo buildings there are and that's because our city is 65% residential.
4. The Lions Gate Bridge connects downtown Vancouver to the North and West shore and it was built by the Guinness family.
5. The Guinness family were quite busy and when they weren't building bridges, they were starting the development of British Properties. It's located in West Vancouver and today it's one of the most expensive and chic neighbourhood to live in.
6. Victoria and Vancouver have the most mild in climate in Canada.
7. In North America, Vancouver has the second largest Chinatown.
8. Because we're right on the ocean, Vancouver has the second largest Port in North America. You can be sure that no matter what the day is, you will always see large cargo ships sitting in English Bay.
9. Drivers may not think this is a fun fact, but there are no freeways that run through downtown Vancouver. And, there likely will never be one.
10. It's said that Jimi Hendrix spent time in Vancouver's Strathcona neighborhood because he grandparents lived there.
11. Here's a random fact, around 1910 our city was paved with wooden bricks.
12. Greenpeace, one of the world's most well known environmental groups, was started in Vancouver.
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Things to Do
Walk along the seawall or through forested trails in sprawling Stanley Park, Vancouver's spiritual center. East of downtown, stroll amid the tranquil ponds and stone walkways of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Giant carved totem poles tower above an impressive collection of First Nations masks and sculptures at the Museum of Anthropology. You can see British Columbia...
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