Vancouver – Hollywood North
The city of Vancouver is a beautiful and lively city. It’s located on the west coast of Canada and is surrounded by water from three sides! It is the third largest city in the country, after Toronto and Montreal. The city has always attracted tourists with its beautiful attractions such as Stanley Park, Robson Street, and others.
Its climate is much milder than in the rest of Canada and even palm trees grow in its streets. They say Vancouver is a city where you can ski and swim in the sea at the same time of the year.
Built in 1886, the city was named after Captain George Vancouver, an officer of the British Navy.
Vancouver is one of the largest industrial centres and it has also become an important centre of soft-ware engineering, biotechnology and film industry. People even call the city Hollywood North.
The Port of Vancouver is the largest port in the country.
There are more than 40 skyscrapers in Vancouver. The tallest building in the city is 201 metres tall and has 62 floors.
Vancouver is one of the world’s most expensive cities.
There are about 200 parks in Vancouver. The largest and the most famous of them is Stanley Park.
The Vancouver Aquarium, Canada’s largest aquarium, is known all over the world. It has about 8,000 sea animals including whales, dolphins, sharks and sea lions.
Vancouver is a multicultural city. Its people speak many different languages: English and French, Chinese, German, Italian and Spanish.
Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of the largest historic Chinatowns in North America. It’s sometimes called “Hongcouver”.
2010 Olympic Winter Games were held in Vancouver. An inukshuk was an emblem.
The greatest level of crime in Canada is in Vancouver.
Unlike other large cities you will not be able to buy alcohol in stores in Vancouver, it is forbidden by law.
Smoking in public places such as bars and restaurants are not allowed.
The biggest organization for the protection of the environment – Greenpeace is located in Vancouver.
Wet City is another nickname of Vancouver. It is because the amount of rainfall is very high.