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Located on the Burrard Peninsula, Vancouver lies between Burrard Inlet to the north and the Fraser River to the south as you can see in Vancouver map. The Strait of Georgia, to the west, is shielded from the Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island. The city has an area of 114 km2 (44 sq mi), including both flat and hilly ground, and is in the Pacific Time Zone (UTC−8) and the Pacific Maritime Ecozone. Until the city naming in 1885, "Vancouver" referred to Vancouver Island, and it remains a common misconception that the city is located on the island. The island and the city are both named after Royal Navy Captain George Vancouver (as is the city of Vancouver, Washington in the United States).
Vancouver, unlike other British Columbia municipalities, is incorporated under the Vancouver Charter as its shown in Vancouver map. The legislation, passed in 1953, supersedes the Vancouver Incorporation Act, 1921 and grants the city more and different powers than other communities possess under BC Municipalities Act. The civic government has been dominated by the centre-right Non-Partisan Association (NPA) since the World War ll, albeit with some significant centre-left interludes until 2008. The NPA fractured over the issue of drug policy in 2002, facilitating a landslide victory for the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) on a harm reduction platform. Subsequently, North America first and only legal safe injection site was opened for the significant number of intravenous heroin users in the city.
Vancouver is the location of the Canadian Forces Land Force Western Area headquarters of the 39 Canadian Brigade Group, at Jericho Beach as its mentioned in Vancouver map. Local primary reserve units include The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught Own), based at the Seaforth Armoury and the Beatty Street Drill Hall, respectively, and the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. The Naval Reserve Unit HMCS Discovery is based on Deadman Island in Stanley Park. RCAF Station Jericho Beach, the first air base in Western Canada, was taken over by the Canadian Army in 1947 when sea planes were replaced by long-range aircraft. Most of the base facilities were transferred to the City of Vancouver in 1969 and the area renamed "Jericho Park".
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Downtown Vancouver is the term used to describe the southeastern portion of the peninsula in the north-central part of Vancouver proper. It is the business, commercial, cultural, financial, government, and entertainment centre of the city and the Metro Vancouver lower mainland region. The downtown area is generally considered to be bounded by Burrard Inlet to the north, Stanley Park and the West End to the west, False Creek to the south, and the Downtown Eastside to the east as you can see in Vancouver downtown map. Most sources include the full downtown peninsula (adding the West End neighbourhood and Stanley Park) as downtown Vancouver, but the City of Vancouver defines them as separate neighbourhoods. Besides the readily identifiable office towers of the financial and central business districts, Downtown Vancouver also includes residential neighbourhoods in the form of high-rise apartment and condominiums, in Yaletown and Coal Harbour. Other downtown neighbourhoods include the Granville Mall and Entertainment District, Downtown South, Gastown, Japantown, and Chinatown.
The presence of water on three sides limits access to downtown Vancouver. There are four major bridges: the Lions Gate Bridge, connecting to the North Shore municipalities and the Trans Canada Highway, and the Burrard, Cambie, and Granville bridges providing access to the commercial and residential areas south of False Creek. The historic Waterfront Station is a major intermodal transit hub for the downtown core. There are four subway SkyTrain stations, using the shared Expo and Millennium Line tracks from Waterfront Station through the old Dunsmuir Tunnel as its shown in Vancouver downtown map. The SeaBus ferry provides passenger service to the North Shore, the West Coast Express commuter rail system travels to the eastern suburbs, and there are terminals for float plane and helicopter services along Burrard Inlet. Most north-south Vancouver bus routes serve the area, in addition to suburban routes from the North Shore, Burnaby, the Tri-Cities, Richmond, Delta, and South Surrey.
Some of the best places to visit within Vancouver downtown core include the following: BC Place Stadium – home of the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps. Canada Place – with views of the port and North Shore mountains from its promenade deck. Chinatown – the largest one in Canada. Coal Harbour – for walks, jogs and cycling while admiring the views as its mentioned in Vancouver downtown map. Denman Street – a trendy district leading up to English Bay. English Bay – Vancouver premier downtown beach. False Creek – the beautiful strip of water along which runs a walking/cycling path connecting English Bay with Science World, Granville Island and Kitsilano. FlyOver Canada – a film and flight simulation ride attraction at Canada Place. Gastown – a great shopping and restaurant district in the historic part of the city. Granville Street – for shopping and nightlife.
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Vancouver (/vænˈkuːvər/) is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The 2011 census recorded more than 603,000 people in the city, making it the eighth largest among Canadian cities as you can see in Vancouver British Columbia - Canada map. The metropolitan area, with more than 2.3 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country and the most populous in Western Canada. As of 2009, Port Metro Vancouver is the busiest and largest port in Canada, and the most diversified port in North America. Vancouver has also been ranked among Canada most expensive cities in which to live.
Vancouver as the second-most popular destination for immigrants in Canada after Toronto. Prior to the Hong Kong diaspora of the 1990s, the largest non-British ethnic groups in the city were Irish and German, followed by Scandinavian, Italian, Ukrainian and Chinese as its shown in Vancouver British Columbia - Canada map. From the mid 1950s until the 1980s, many Portuguese immigrants came to Vancouver and the city had the third-largest Portuguese population in Canada in 2001. Compared to the rest of Canada, the city of Vancouver has a lesser percentage of Catholics and Protestants, and almost seven times the percentage affiliated with Buddhism.
With its location on the Pacific Rim and at the western terminus of Canada transcontinental highway and rail routes, Vancouver is one of the nation largest industrial centres as its mentioned in Vancouver British Columbia - Canada map. The Port of Vancouver, Canada largest and most diversified, does more than C$75 billion in trade with over 130 different economies annually. As of 2008, Vancouver had the seventh highest crime rate, dropping 3 spots since 2005, among Canada 27 census metropolitan areas. For 2006, Metro Vancouver had the highest rate of gun-related violent crime of any major metropolitan region in Canada, with 45.3 violent offences involving guns for every 100,000 people in Metro Vancouver, slightly higher than Toronto at 40.4 but far above the national average of 27.5.
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Vancouver has ranked highly in worldwide "liveable city" rankings for more than a decade according to business magazine assessments and it was also acknowledged by Economist Intelligence Unit as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the world most liveable cities for five straight years. It has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Expo 86, and the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009 as you can see in Vancouver on world map. The 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics were held in Vancouver and nearby Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city.
Vancouver has been ranked one of the most livable cities in the world for more than a decade. As of 2010, Vancouver has been ranked as having the 4th highest quality of living of any city on Earth as its shown in Vancouver on world map. In contrast, according to Forbes, Vancouver had the 6th most overpriced real estate market in the world and was second-highest in North America after Los Angeles in 2007. Vancouver has also been ranked among Canada most expensive cities in which to live. Forbes has also ranked Vancouver as the tenth cleanest city in the world. Vancouver is the most stressed in the spectrum of affordability of housing in Canada. In 2012 Vancouver was ranked by Demographia as the second most unaffordable in the world, rated as even more severely unaffordable in 2012 than in 2011.
There are five public universities in the Greater Vancouver area, the largest being the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU), with a combined enrolment of more than 80,000 undergraduates, graduates, and professional students in 2008. UBC consistently ranks among the 40 best universities in the world, and is among the 20 best public universities, and SFU ranked as the best comprehensive university in Canada by Maclean University Rankings in 2009 and among the 200 best universities in the world as its mentioned in Vancouver on world map. Vancouver is a major film and television production centre. Nicknamed Hollywood North, the city has been used as a film making location for nearly a century, beginning with the Edison Manufacturing Company. In 2008 more than 260 productions were filmed in Vancouver, making it the third-largest film centre in North America - after Los Angeles and New York City - and second only to Los Angeles in television production in the world.