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Vancouver Fun Facts!!

 

Named after Captain George Vancouver, the city has a population of just over a half a million people. It has been voted twice (in 2005 and 2006) as the best city for quality of life, and why not? Its beautiful, has a mild climate and there is plenty to see and do.

 

1. Vancouver is a very multicultural city; 35% of Vancouver's population are foreign born.

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. Vancouver has one of the largest gay community in Canada and also, the city has gay-friendly establishments like restaurants, night clubs, festivals, hotels, etc. and this city hosts a large annual gay pride ‘Parades Vancouver’ in every August, which is one of the major event in the city.

 

11. Vancouver’s Kitsilano Beach was rated as one of North America’s Sexiest Beaches by Forbes.

Vancouver is the second or third largest film production centre in North America. It is second to LA in Television production & third behind LA & NYC in Feature film production. This is due to favourable tax concessions to the industry, the year round mild climate, and Vancouver's wide variety of locales.

1. The city is named after British Naval Captain George Vancouver who was the first European to venture on Canadian's Pacific Coast in 1792.

2. In terms of GDP, Vancouver is only behind Toronto and Montreal.

3. About 40% of the population of Vancouver is foreign born. The city sees a lot of foreigners for being the most livable city in the world and also for being among the top cities in terms of Human Development Index.

4. Vancouver is the warmest city in Canada with only 11 days of snow per year. The winters are kept mild by being close to the Pacific Ocean.

5. Vancouver trails only Hollywood in movie and broadcasting production. It has some of the most picture perfect scenes to shoot pictures and documentaries.

6. Vancouver is home to the fourth largest cruise ship port in the world. From April to October, you will find a lot of cruising ships that are headed to Alaska.

7. The Port of Vancouver is the largest port in Canada. It is therefore the main shipping route for most of Canadian exports.

8. Vancouver attracts a whopping 15-million tourists every year...you will meet all kinds of people from every corner of the globe.

9. Vancouver hosts the largest annual gay parade - this makes it one of the most tolerant metropolises on the globe.

- See more at: http://www.uniglobetotaltravel.com/post/view/10-interesting-facts-about-vancouver#sthash.GK2rLYk9.dpuf

1. The city is named after British Naval Captain George Vancouver who was the first European to venture on Canadian's Pacific Coast in 1792.

2. In terms of GDP, Vancouver is only behind Toronto and Montreal.

3. About 40% of the population of Vancouver is foreign born. The city sees a lot of foreigners for being the most livable city in the world and also for being among the top cities in terms of Human Development Index.

4. Vancouver is the warmest city in Canada with only 11 days of snow per year. The winters are kept mild by being close to the Pacific Ocean.

5. Vancouver trails only Hollywood in movie and broadcasting production. It has some of the most picture perfect scenes to shoot pictures and documentaries.

6. Vancouver is home to the fourth largest cruise ship port in the world. From April to October, you will find a lot of cruising ships that are headed to Alaska.

7. The Port of Vancouver is the largest port in Canada. It is therefore the main shipping route for most of Canadian exports.

8. Vancouver attracts a whopping 15-million tourists every year...you will meet all kinds of people from every corner of the globe.

9. Vancouver hosts the largest annual gay parade - this makes it one of the most tolerant metropolises on the globe.

- See more at: http://www.uniglobetotaltravel.com/post/view/10-interesting-facts-about-vancouver#sthash.GK2rLYk9.dpuf

1. The city is named after British Naval Captain George Vancouver who was the first European to venture on Canadian's Pacific Coast in 1792.

2. In terms of GDP, Vancouver is only behind Toronto and Montreal.

3. About 40% of the population of Vancouver is foreign born. The city sees a lot of foreigners for being the most livable city in the world and also for being among the top cities in terms of Human Development Index.

4. Vancouver is the warmest city in Canada with only 11 days of snow per year. The winters are kept mild by being close to the Pacific Ocean.

5. Vancouver trails only Hollywood in movie and broadcasting production. It has some of the most picture perfect scenes to shoot pictures and documentaries.

6. Vancouver is home to the fourth largest cruise ship port in the world. From April to October, you will find a lot of cruising ships that are headed to Alaska.

7. The Port of Vancouver is the largest port in Canada. It is therefore the main shipping route for most of Canadian exports.

8. Vancouver attracts a whopping 15-million tourists every year...you will meet all kinds of people from every corner of the globe.

9. Vancouver hosts the largest annual gay parade - this makes it one of the most tolerant metropolises on the globe.

- See more at: http://www.uniglobetotaltravel.com/post/view/10-interesting-facts-about-vancouver#sthash.GK2rLYk9.dpuf

1. The city is named after British Naval Captain George Vancouver who was the first European to venture on Canadian's Pacific Coast in 1792.

2. In terms of GDP, Vancouver is only behind Toronto and Montreal.

3. About 40% of the population of Vancouver is foreign born. The city sees a lot of foreigners for being the most livable city in the world and also for being among the top cities in terms of Human Development Index.

4. Vancouver is the warmest city in Canada with only 11 days of snow per year. The winters are kept mild by being close to the Pacific Ocean.

5. Vancouver trails only Hollywood in movie and broadcasting production. It has some of the most picture perfect scenes to shoot pictures and documentaries.

6. Vancouver is home to the fourth largest cruise ship port in the world. From April to October, you will find a lot of cruising ships that are headed to Alaska.

7. The Port of Vancouver is the largest port in Canada. It is therefore the main shipping route for most of Canadian exports.

8. Vancouver attracts a whopping 15-million tourists every year...you will meet all kinds of people from every corner of the globe.

9. Vancouver hosts the largest annual gay parade - this makes it one of the most tolerant metropolises on the globe.

- See more at: http://www.uniglobetotaltravel.com/post/view/10-interesting-facts-about-vancouver#sthash.GK2rLYk9.dpuf

1. The city is named after British Naval Captain George Vancouver who was the first European to venture on Canadian's Pacific Coast in 1792.

2. In terms of GDP, Vancouver is only behind Toronto and Montreal.

3. About 40% of the population of Vancouver is foreign born. The city sees a lot of foreigners for being the most livable city in the world and also for being among the top cities in terms of Human Development Index.

4. Vancouver is the warmest city in Canada with only 11 days of snow per year. The winters are kept mild by being close to the Pacific Ocean.

5. Vancouver trails only Hollywood in movie and broadcasting production. It has some of the most picture perfect scenes to shoot pictures and documentaries.

6. Vancouver is home to the fourth largest cruise ship port in the world. From April to October, you will find a lot of cruising ships that are headed to Alaska.

7. The Port of Vancouver is the largest port in Canada. It is therefore the main shipping route for most of Canadian exports.

8. Vancouver attracts a whopping 15-million tourists every year...you will meet all kinds of people from every corner of the globe.

9. Vancouver hosts the largest annual gay parade - this makes it one of the most tolerant metropolises on the globe.

- See more at: http://www.uniglobetotaltravel.com/post/view/10-interesting-facts-about-vancouver#sthash.GK2rLYk9.dpuf

 

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