Vancouver, Canada

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Facts About Vancouver, Canada

Regional Population: 1,837,969

Elevation: 7 meters

Time Zone: America/Vancouver

Local Currency: CAD

Latitude: 49.249657393

Longitude: -123.119340403

Nearby Airports: YVR

Vancouver is the largest city in Western Canada and third largest in the country overall. Located at the southwestern corner of the coastal province of British Columbia, it is well known for its majestic natural beauty, as it is nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently ranked as one of the “best cities to live in” and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit. Vancouver will be the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Must see attractions include the world-class Vancouver Aquarium and the 136-meter long Capilano Suspension Bridge across the Capilano River. In addition to the bridge, the river also boasts a large park, rainforest eco-tours and North America’s largest private collection of First Nations story poles. Grouse Mountain is also worth exploring. Hike 2.9 kilometers to the peak on the Grouse Grind trail. If you’re not up for the hike you can also catch the Skyride tram to the top to enjoy breathtaking views.

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Articles About Vancouver, Canada

Overview of Vancouver

From diverse North American cuisine to busy mushroom markets to charming historical districts, Vancouver offers a diverse experience for all family members.

Vancouver’s Family Vacation Attractions

The city of Vancouver, Canada attracts families with its rainforest wildlife, maritime history and assortment of intriguing museums and outdoor activities.

Travel Planning for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

Learn how and where to score tickets to the next Winter Olympic Games.

Vancouver: Winter Olympics in 2010

Eighty countries will converge in Vancouver and neighboring Whistler in 2010 to show off the latest moves in skiing, ice hockey, skating and sliding.

Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Events

Check out these St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations around the world to show your love for the Irish.

Top 5 International Aquariums

Let these spectacular aquariums around the globe serve as ambassadors to the underwater world on your next family vacation.

Vancouver’s Top 5 Haute, Hot and Hidden Restaurants

Get the inside scoop on Vancouver’s emerging, eclectic cuisine scene from a local foodie. Savor fare at obscure French restaurants, reliable Italian trattorias and trendy Japanese Izakayas.

Cause Abroad, American Girl Experience and Family Deals

Walk for charity, pamper your American Girl, visit Vancouver and bring the whole crew for cheap to Ireland or Mexico.


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