Vancouver is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2021 census recorded 662,248 people in the city, up from 631,486 in 2016. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2.6 million in 2021, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada, with over 5,700 people per square kilometre. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada: 46 percent of its residents are not native English speakers, 44 percent are native speakers of neither English nor French, and 51.6 percent of residents belong to visible minority groups. Vancouver plans to become the greenest city in the world. Vancouverism is the city’s urban planning design philosophy.
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Sex workers and escorts in Vancouver British Columbia are a valued and important demographic to local businesses and the community.
Vancouver is the largest film production center in North America after Los Angeles and New York City
Stanley Park, an urban oasis, is 10% larger than New York City’s Central Park. It is a staggering 1001 acres.
The Vancouver Aquarium ranks in the top 5 worldwide.
Downtown Vancouver is 65% residential. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of high-rise condominiums.
Vancouver has the mildest climate in Canada. Although, it receives on average, 1,589mm of rain per year.
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When people talk about music festivals in Vancouver, chances are, they’re talking about the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. One of the city’s biggest summer celebrations, the festival takes over the city for 12 days in late June and early July, attracting over 500,000 jazz fans. Big name headliners like Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Erykah Badu, and Buddy Guy share the stage with a line-up of the world’s best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists.
Every July, you’ll find Vancouverites heading down to Jericho Beach for the Vancouver Folk Musical Festival, a major event on the world folk and roots music circuit, and one that might just change your mind about what constitutes “folk music.” The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a unique, community-based celebration of the finest in contemporary and traditional folk and roots music. It is an event that connects generations of families, groups of friends, and community members who come to enjoy music, dance, food, children’s activities, and the extraordinary ambiance of Jericho Beach. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival offers an eclectic lineup that traverses a global musical landscape with something for everyone, including artists from Korea, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan, India, Finland, the USA, and Canada. Prepare to discover artists you will love and listen to some old favourites as we join together once again at our beloved festival.
Done/Undone is a timely, witty & provocative feature film asking the big questions about the Bard’s place in the modern world. Charlie Gallant & Harveen Sandhu play a multitude of scholars, artists, theatre-goers & more who grapple with the role & relevance of Shakespeare’s plays in their own life & time. Bard’s 2021 Digital Season also brings you Bard Explored—fascinating conversations with four of the world’s most respected Shakespeare scholars, plus a lively tasting event highlighting BC wines, and a new podcast series, A Different Stage.
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Explore VanDusen Botanical Garden, an inspiring 55 acre outdoor oasis with over 7,500 plant species and varieties. Spot and photograph local wildlife, enjoy the hedge maze with the kids and relax in a serene setting located in the heart of Vancouver. Bring a picnic or dine on the patios of Shaughnessy Restaurant or Truffles Café. Don’t forget to visit the award-winning visitor centre and browse the gift shop.
The Sea to Sky Gondola is located on Highway 99 just south of Squamish, a scenic 45 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. A 10 minute gondola ride will take you up to a truly magical place with some of the most spectacular views you will ever see and activities for all interests and ages.
Visitors to this unique attraction will be transported to the 1920s as they stroll down the streets of the village exploring at their own pace. Period costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Visitors can feel the heat of the forge in the Blacksmith Shop, hear the rhythm of the platen press at the Print Shop, and smell the coffee as its being ground in the General Store. A walk up the path to the Love Farmhouse is always rewarding. Visitors will discover what’s growing in the gardens and maybe even churn some butter on the porch. A stop into the Tram Barn reveals a restored 1912 Interurban Tram; visitors are encouraged to take a seat and imagine a trip on the region’s early transportation system. Another treasure from 1912 is the C.W. Parker Carousel. Riders, of all ages, can experience the thrill of this vintage machine.
Appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives – Capilano Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure and the exciting new Cliffwalk. The 450 ft (137m) long, 230 ft (70m) high Capilano Suspension Bridge has thrilled visitors since 1889. While the wobbly bridge and stunning location is a Vancouver landmark, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers an all-encompassing BC experience. History, culture and nature are presented in unique and thrilling ways with knowledgeable staff and interpretive signage providing as much, or as little, information as guests want.
Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in the Fairview neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge. The peninsula was an industrial manufacturing area in the 20th century. The area was named after Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville. Granville Island includes a public market, a marina, a hotel, the False Creek Community Centre, as well as various performing arts theatres including the Arts Club Theatre Company and Carousel Theatre.