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Vancouver- a booming metropolis Vancouver is a very young city; it wasn't until after the World Exposition in 1986 before Vancouver changed from a sleepy provincial city to a booming metropolis.
Country : Canada Currency : Canadian Dollar (CAD) Language : English Population City: 545 674 (2001) Metro: 1 986 965 (2001) Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST) Vancouver Facts & Figures
Vancouver Attractions Granville Island is a small peninsula connected to downtown Vancouver via the Granville Street Bridge. Once an industrial area with sawmills and steel factories, it is now a popular area boasting a large public market as well as many galleries and shops. An easy landmark to spot, Canada Place is home to a number of Vancouver businesses and attractions. Тhe Capilano Canyon Regional Park is situated on the edge of North Vancouver and can be reached from downtown in just about ten minutes by car.
Queen Elizabeth Park Home to some of the loveliest gardens in the city, Queen Elizabeth Park is said to be the second most-visited park in Vancouver.
The Stanley Park One of the things that make Vancouver a great place to live is the proximity of the Stanley Park, one of the world's greatest urban parks. Just about ten minutes from the business district it is on of the favorite recreation places of Vancouverites. The Stanley Park is also home to theVancouver aquarium. It claims to house more than 7000 fishes from over 300 marine species, among them octopuses and sharks.
Vancouver Art Gallery Housing both historic and contemporary art, Vancouver Art Gallery is best known for its impressive collections of photographs and Canadian art. Architecture
Vancouver Public Library Often thought to resemble Rome's Colosseum, the Vancouver Public Library (and the square around it) was the largest capital project ever undertaken by the City of Vancouver.
VanDusen Botanical Garden This garden, located in South Vancouver, is one of two botanical gardens in Vancouver and the closest one to downtown. The other one is located on the campus of UBC, 13 km west of the city center.
Robson Street An exciting avenue with an international flavor and plenty of shopping opportunities, Robson Street is Vancouver's busiest thoroughfare.
Facade of a parliament building, Victoria
Vancouver Canada Waterfront
Hotel Vancouver One Wall Centre
Yaletown Once a rundown warehouse district on the shores of False Creek, Yaletown is now one of Vancouver's most sought after neighborhoods.
Science Museum at the waterfront
Coal Harbour Not much more than a railyard in the 1980s, Coal Harbour has been transformed into an attractive neighbourhood along the waterfront near Stanley Park.
Sunset on Vancouver
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