Vancouver is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the south-western corner on the coastal portion of the province, between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver city has more than six-hundred thousand inhabitants and is the most densely populated city in Canada. The population spreads to more than two-million and three-hundred thousand in Vancouver metro area. This makes it the eighth largest city in Canada, while its metropolitan area is third largest. Vancouver is one the most ethnically and linguistically diverse Canadian cities, with English as its official language. Port Metro Vancouver is the largest port in Canada. The city is often ranked as one of the best cities to live in the world. Vancouver has a number of gardens, parks, mountains and ocean view, making it a major tourist destination.
Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest industrial centres. Its port is the most diversified in North America and trades with over a hundred and thirty countries. Vancouver’s largest industries are forestry, mining, tourism, film production, software development, biotechnology, and aerospace. The city economy was greatly influenced as the result of it hosting the Winter Olympics 2010. Companies in Vancouver include Turquoise Hill Resources - mineral exploration and development, A & W Canada, Alterra Power, and Donner Metals. There are many areas of Vancouver that offer serviced offices.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Vancouver offers a variety of walking and bus tours. You can also sunbathe at Kitsilano Beach, Jericho, or Spanish Banks. There are plenty of theatres, concerts and cultural events around the city. Vancouver offers dining options for everyone. You can find dim sum restaurants and more in Kitsilano or the West End areas of the city. The central business area also offers a large selection of restaurants and many coffee places, such as Starbucks, Caffe Artigiano, Blenz, and JJ Bean are located throughout the city.
Vancouver has its own airport – the Vancouver International Airport, servicing domestic and International flights. The airport is the second busiest in the country and is a hub airport for Western Canada airline. There are numerous ways to get downtown from the airport, besides driving. Those include the SkyTrain, a Taxi, and a Limousine. There is a second airport available for flying into Vancouver. This is Abbotsford International Airport, located 60 km (37 miles) east of the city. Vancouver is accessible through several highways. There are different bus lines providing service to the city, including Greyhound, Pacific Coach Lines, and Quick Coach. Train companies, which provide services to Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station, include: VIA Rail, The Rocky Mountaineer, and US Amtrak from Seattle. British Colombia Ferries and cruise lines also arrive and depart from Port Metro Vancouver.