Canada: Vancouver and Whistler

Many agree that Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world

City details

Vancouver is a very young city. It was only incorporated in 1886 and thus shares the same anniversary with the founding of Coca-Cola. On June 13 1886, the Great Vancouver Fire burnt down the city and only a few buildings survived the fire

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▶Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities.

▶Vancouver was recently ranked as the third most ”livable place in the world” for its high standard of living and quality of life

▶Vancouver is the largest film production center in North America after Los Angeles and New York City. It is also called ”Hollywood of the North”

▶Vancouver has the 4th largest cruise ship terminal in the world

▶Vancouver has the highest real estate prices in Canada. Some say this is close to rivaling New York City and London.

▶More than 40% of Vancouver’s total population has immigrants roots. The city has also the highest proportion of Asians per capita of any North American city. Vancouver’s historic Chinatown is one of the largest in North America.

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▶The eco-activist group Greenpeace, one of the most successful environmental groups worldwide, was founded in Vancouver 1971

▶’The Eye of The Wind’ on top of Grouse Mountain is the only working wind turbine in the world that has a viewing platform.

▶Downtown Vancouver is 65% residential

▶The cosmetic treatment Botox was invented in Vancouver

Whistler ski resort

Whistler is a town north of Vancouver, British Columbia, that’s home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Besides skiing and snowboarding, the area offers snowshoeing, tobogganing and ski jumping at the Olympic Park, a venue for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style pedestrian village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

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