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Vancouver Essential Info


Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada, and third largest in Canada, with a population of 2.6 million. Located at the southwestern corner of the coastal province of British Columbia, it is well known for its majestic natural beauty, as it is nestled between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently ranked as one of the "best cities to live in" and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit.

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  1. There are no freeways in downtown Vancouver.
  2. Stanley Park is a 1001 acre urban park, bordering the city. It is 10% bigger than New York City’s Central Park.
  3. The city is named after British Naval Captain George Vancouver who was the first European to venture on Canadian's Pacific Coast in 1792.
  4. Unlike other big cities in the world, you cannot buy alcohol from a grocery store in Vancouver, as it is banned by law.
  5. Vancouver holds the second position in film production center in North America, second largest television production after Los Angeles, and the third largest feature film production after Los Angeles and New York.

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