B.C. NEIGHBOURHOODS, Cities And Landmarks

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VANCOUVER NEIGHBOURHOODS

The central areas of Vancouver Downtown (Downtown) - Vancouver's business district, which is full of high-rise buildings, popular entertainment venues, trendy restaurants and offices of large corporations. Yaletown (Yaletown) - a trendy area located along the reservoir False Creek. The area attracts with its moorings, cozy parks, residential high-rise buildings, boutiques, designer shops and upmarket comfortable accommodation. West End (West End) - commercial and residential area with low houses. It is bordered on the north by Stanley Park. The area is home to the gay community in Vancouver. Number Harbor (Coal Harbour) - the northernmost of the central districts of Vancouver. It is bordered on the north by Stanley Park, and in the south to the financial district. Gestaun (Gastown) - Vancouver's historic district, which is famous for its architecture Late Victorian style. Chinatown (Chinatown) - a thriving district of the Chinese community in Vancouver, which is the largest in this area in Canada and the third largest in North America. Downtown Eastside (Downtown Eastside) - one of the oldest districts of Vancouver, known for high levels of poverty, crime and drugs. Other popular areas of Vancouver Kommershl Drive (Commercial Drive) - one of the multicultural area of ​​the city with a large number of ethnic and vegetarian restaurants. Grandville Island (Granville Island) and Fairview (Fairview) - popular tourist and shopping centers of the city. Kitsilano (Kitsilano) - a popular area located along the southern shore of English Bay (English Bay) just 10 minutes from downtown. It was named after an Indian chief in August Jack Kitsilano. Earth of the area previously belonged to the Indians Squamish.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA


Population:  1837969
Based:  1886
Area:  114.67 km²
Population density:  802.5 persons. / Km²
Currency:  CAD (Canadian dollar)
Timezone:  Winter time: UTC-5
Summer time: UTC-4
Postal code:  V5Z2E3 (4, 5, 7, 8, 9) V5Z2G1-V5Z2G6
The international dialing code:  1 (Canada) 604 and 778 (Vancouver)

B.C. NEIGHBOURHOODS, Cities And Landmarks

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Burnaby (Burnaby) - Eastern Suburbs, which is the seat of the administration of Greater Vancouver. It is also a center of leisure, business, and educational activities. North Vancouver (City of North Vancouver) - a town located on the northern shore of the bay Barrard. In terms of population it is among the hundred largest settlements in Canada. It is home to more than 48 thousand inhabitants. This is a bright dynamic city with a splendid nature and high standard of living. West Vancouver (West Vancouver) - a city located to the north-east of Vancouver. It is famous for its beautiful sandy beaches, ski runs, the marina and the picturesque surroundings. Richmond (Richmond) - a coastal town located on the frame of Lulu (Lulu Island) 25 minutes from the US border. The percentage of immigrants in the population of Richmond is the highest (60%). His most are Chinese. The city has two of the largest in North America Buddhist temple - International Buddhist Temple and Ling Yen Mountain. In terms of safety Richmond takes 3rd place in British Columbia. Surrey (Surrey) - the second largest city in British Columbia after Vancouver. Most of the population are immigrants from South Asia (30%), mainly Hindus. In the city is Indian Reservation Semiahmoo. New Westminster (New Westminster) - a city of great historical importance, situated 19 km south-east of Vancouver. It was founded in 1858 as the capital of the colony of British Columbia. Coquitlam (Coquitlam) - a suburb located 15 kilometers east of downtown Vancouver. In 2009, Coquitlam has been appointed by the Ministry of Canadian Heritage cultural capital of the country. Port Coquitlam (Port Coquitlam) - a town located 27 kilometers east of Vancouver at the confluence of the Fraser and Pitt. Renowned for its relaxed provincial atmosphere. Delta (Delta) - municipality located 27 kilometers south of Vancouver. On three sides by waterways: the south - Boundary bay, in the west - the Strait of Georgia, and in the north - the Fraser River. Pitt Meadows (Pitt Meadows) - a town located 40 kilometers east of Vancouver. It was named in honor of William Pitt, the Prime Minister of Great Britain during the Napoleonic era. Maple Ridge (Maple Ridge) - quiet provincial city located in the north-eastern part of the Greater Vancouver. Port Moody (Port Moody) - a town located 30 kilometers from downtown Vancouver. It was named in honor of Richard Moody - Major-General and the first vice-governor of the colony of British Columbia. Langley (Langley) - a municipality in Greater Vancouver, located east of the city of Surrey. Here major auto show held annually Langley Cruise-In and Live Arts Festival (Arts Alive Festival). White Rock (White Rock) - a city located in the south of Greater Vancouver near the border with the United States. It was named in honor of the great white boulder located on the beach next to the promenade.