Vancouver, considered Canada's gate tot he west, holds all the special characteristics you need to be one of the most visited places in the world. With unparallel views, perfect quality of life, developed culture and leisure, nightlife, nature attractions, fun beaches, lively markets, great musicians, streets that are full of life, beach line promenades, great parking and lots of athletic activities.
The atmosphere in Vancouver is very modern, while respecting the past and history of the city, which can be seen through the impressive architecture that perfectly combines the two, the ancient and the modern.
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40 years later, in the 19th century, Fort Langley was built here, the first European fort here. The fort was built by the Hudson's Bay Company, who mainly dealt with fur trading.
Vancouver's big push happened in the middle of the 19th century. Gold was discovered in the northwest of North America, and hundreds of thousands of golddiggers made their way west. Many came to Vancouver, and houses were built here. In 1886 a large first almost burnt everyone and everything.
In a short amount of time new buildings were built, and a small city was born. Train tracks were laid here in 1887, and ships began docking here 4 years later, both of which expanded the city. In a few years the area went through huge financial growth that brought the number of residents in Vancouver to more than half a million people.
Today, the city named after the explorer Vancouver, is the largest and more central city in western Canada. the cultural and nice city, with beautiful landscapes and great population, is a center for trade and culture that attracts many visitors each year.
Its ethnic and cultural diversity creates a comfortable, quiet and pleasant city in Vancouver. It seems that what leads to it and its activity is the high quality of life of the residents here.
In addition to the community that comes from England and Europe, and the large Chinese community in the city, there are quite a few young tourists in Vancouver who save money for their trips by working in the city.
Thanks to Vancouver's location on the Pacific Ocean, and on the foothills of mountain ranges, it has one of the most beautiful views in the world. The beautiful combination of ocean surrounding the city and the mountains to the north create an amazing and unique view.
Greater Vancouver sits on an archipelago of several islands, connected by different bridges. While the Lower Town is connected to its northern suburbs with the Lions Bridge, the Lions Bridge, which crosses the Burrard inlet, is connected to the south by the three bridges, the Burrard Bridge, the Granville Bridge and the Cumbee Bridge, which cross over the False Creek inlet.
This topography created a series of sites, some of them natural, some of which were human-made. All are worth your attention as tourists and vacationers in and around the city.
The only thing that can be a little stressful on a trip or on vacation here is the amounts of rain that regularly fall here. Except for June to August, the sky here is regularly gray and the rains are many. Even in the summer by the way, every moment the rain can surprise.
If you want to get out of the city center a bit and enjoy a more rural atmosphere, look out on Granville Island, outside of downtown but still offering good accessibility, combined with a beautiful view and a quieter atmosphere.
If you want to go out into the countryside, especially in the wooded north part of Vancouver, take one of the free chattels coming out of the city center.
Traveling on the trains of Via Rail Canada and Amtrack will bring you to major destinations in Canada and the US They are not cheap and relatively long, but most of the trip is an experience, as you can see spectacular views on the way.
The Victoria International Airport is the international airport of Vancouver. It is located on an island, 13 kilometers south of the city center and marked in YVR.
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For ancient stores you can look on Dranville Street or Main Street, the main street of downtown.
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