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Vancouver is young, beautiful and blooming in its lovely natural setting, the mild climate fostering a relaxed outdoors lifestyle that is drawing increasing numbers of visitors to enjoy the hospitality. The city, named for a Royal Navy sea captain who sailed into Burrard Inlet on the British Columbian coast in 1792, was barely even a town 100 years ago. Today more than two million souls call this exquisite spot home, and the shiny downtown towers contrast dramatically with the snow-capped mountain backdrop. Business is booming in the retail stores, chic and unusual shops and excellent restaurants.
The city's green heart is Canada's largest city park, Stanley Park, which covers hundreds of acres filled with lush forest and crystal clear lakes in the city centre. The city's past is preserved in Victorian Gastown with its cobblestoned streets lined with unique shops and galleries. Exotic flair is added by Chinatown, a maze of colourful markets, restaurants and shops.
Vancouver is an exciting and lively city, boasting an impressive number of activities and attractions for both the one-time visitor and the everyday resident. Enjoy the variety of festivals and events Vancouver has to offer. Visit the widely known and not-so-widely known Vancouver attractions yourself, or go on an organized tour with a knowledgeable guide.
Experience recreational activities both exhilarating and relaxing. Finish off your day with a night out on the town, featuring some of the best dining and nightlife in Canada. In Vancouver! is your source for What's Happening throughout the lower mainland region. Listed are upcoming events, live theatre, musical concerts, nightlife venues, recreational activities, attractions, and more.
Vancouver is consistently voted one of the ten best cities in the world to live in. Little wonder that it's Canada's fastest-growing city.