With its breathtaking views, good weather, and diverse culture, Vancouver is a popular tourist destination as well as one of the best places to live in the world. Vancouver is also one of Canada's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, with 52 percent of its residents speak a language other than English as a first language. Many international conferences and events have taken place in Vancouver, including the 2010 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics.
NEIGHBOURHOODS OF THE CITY
Vancouver is divided into several smaller neighbourhoods and communities. Neighborhood boundaries allow us to divide the city's vast geographical area for the purposes of delivering services and resources, as well as identifying the unique culture and character of various locations of our diverse population. However, all of the names and boundaries of these areas are subject to some debate.
Neighbourhoods are referred to as areas, and the city is divided into 22 distinct areas. You can learn more about a specific area of the city, from Arbutus to the West End.
The climate in Vancouver is temperate and oceanic. Vancouver is one of Canada's warmest cities, shielded by mountains and warmed by Pacific ocean currents. Although Vancouver has a reputation for rain, it actually ranks ninth in Canada. The rainiest months are November and December, the driest months are July and August. Vancouver is also ranked 34th for the least amount of sunshine year round and 26th for the fewest number of sunny days.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on British Columbia's mainland. Vancouver is situated on the western half of the Burrard Peninsula, bordered to the north by English Bay and the Burrard Inlet, and to the south by the Fraser River.
The City of Burnaby is located to the east, and the Strait of Georgia is located to the west. Vancouver Island, located across the Strait of Georgia, protects the city from the Pacific Ocean.
PLAN OF THE STREETS
In general, Vancouver's streets follow a standard grid pattern, with most streets running north and south and most avenues running east and west. With two notable exceptions: Broadway, which replaces 9th Avenue, and King Edward Avenue, which replaces 25th Avenue. Every street has a name.
On either side of Ontario Street, which serves as an east/west divider for avenues, block numbers begin with single digits. West Broadway, for example, runs west of Ontario Street, while East Broadway runs east. Carrall Street is the east/west block number separator north of False Creek.
Vancouver is 114 square kilometres (44 square miles)
The population is 631,486. (according to the 2016 census)
Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and the eighth largest municipality in Canada; the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area (which includes neighbouring cities such as Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey) is Canada's third largest.
Pacific time zone GMT -8
Stanley Park is one of North America's largest urban parks