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Vancouver

Largest city in British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver is located in British Columbia (Canada), on the southwestern tip of Canada on the Pacific coast. It is the largest city in the province and one of the main ports in North America. In addition, it is one of the most picturesque cities in the country. The central part of Vancouver is located at the foot of two majestic peaks - Mount Seymour and Hollyburn.

Main characteristics

About 600 thousand people live in the city. However, over 2.3 million people live in the Vancouver metropolitan area. After Toronto and Montreal, it is the largest densely populated area in Canada.

The Vancouver region was first explored by Europeans in 1778 by James Cook. The first European settlement (Fort Langley) appeared here in 1827, although the locals (Indians) had lived in these territories at that time for more than 3 thousand years. Today, the bulk of the population of Vancouver is Anglo-Canadians and immigrants from Europe. However, the Asian diaspora (Southeast Asia, China) has also grown in the city.

Vancouver has a highly developed economy: forestry and mining enterprises operate here, high technology, tourism, and services are actively developed. In half an hour's drive from the city, there are famous ski resorts. The film industry is also of great importance for the economy of Vancouver (almost every tenth Hollywood movie is filmed in Vancouver).

Among the main attractions of the city is its center with skyscrapers, the famous Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, a planetarium, the Maritime Museum, the Oceanarium, etc.

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Vancouver overview, Canada - by drone [4K]

January 3, 2020

News

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Barbara Shecter
October 5, 2021
financialpost
Average selling price of home in Canada's biggest city up 18.3% from the year before to $1,136,280
Shannon Osaka
September 30, 2021
Grist
The city made plenty of progress. But miles of new bike lanes and light rail lines later, it still fell short of its lofty goals.
Jesse Nichols
September 30, 2021
Grist
Vancouver's decade-long sustainability moonshot shows it's not always easy for cities going green, especially by 2020.
FinSMEs
September 23, 2021
FinSMEs
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The Canadian Press
September 23, 2021
CTVNews
CBRE Group Inc. says the national office vacancy rate hit 15.7 per cent in the third quarter for the highest level since 1994 as people continue to work from home because of COVID-19.
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