Vancouver is blessed with one of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Ocean and mountains surround the city, with stretches of trees covering it.
Vancouver, Canada is also a starting point for exploring British Columbia, from the islands and to the mountains of the interior, located in south-east corner of the province, where the Fraser Valley meets the Georgia Strait.
With the natural beauty of heaven and the city’s role for former hippies and anarchists cultural, it is not surprising that organizations such as Greenpeace and Adbusters have appeared here. But Vancouver is also the commercial and cultural heart of the West Coast of Canada and a major tourist destination.
Vancouver is often called “Lotus Land” by other Canadians, thanks to the temperate climate and reputation of relaxing location. The city boasts outdoor recreation options – kayaking, skating, mountain biking and snowboarding – which attract millions of visitors to the city and surrounding areas.
In the center of the historic Gastown and Yaletown area is modern Burrard Peninsula, as well as the west end residential area (West End) and Stanley Park trees and cedars. Lions Gate Bridge links the city of North Vancouver and the north shore mountains, over Burranrd Creek. Headquarters of China and multi-cultural area is located east and False Creek and Granville Island Public spaces separating the top of the southern city higher.
Multi-ethnic communities enliven the city, starting with excellent restaurants, to a diverse program of cultural events. Many streets curves follow the coast, linking the various districts in Vancouver and Kitsilano and West End, where cafes and watching passers-by are common.
Keeping Premiums Down housed various populations (belonging to the Coast Salish linguistic group) when George Vancouver explored the area in 1792. In the 1820s European settlers established a fur trading point and salmon in Fort Langley, east of Vancouver today.
Gold Rush of 1858 multiplied by the local population. The town itself grew around a sawmill and the terminus of transcontinental railroad. For a time the city was called Granville in 1886 but was renamed Vancouver.
Tourism is growing, especially after Expo 86 and increased the popularity of Alaskan cruises, departing from Terminal Canada.
The attention of the city will grow, with Games and Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. There civilian projects that will make Vancouver a city more inviting to visitors until 2010.
Vancouver has a marine climate with mild winters and hot summers, which provide the appearance of the town green throughout the year. Although winters can be very rainy summer sun there are prolonged periods when visitors can explore the natural beauties of the region. In the city snow rarely falls, but the mountains in the north are just right for winter sports.