Fun and Interesting Facts about Vancouver

Here is a list of facts that a true Vancouverite is going to be aware of, but you might find one or two tidbits you didn't know or maybe have forgotten.
 
  • Vancouver is named after Captain Vancouver.
  • Vancouver is situated at an altitude of 71m/236ft.
  • Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada, after Toronto and Montreal.
  • Vancouver is North America's second largest Port; both in tonnage & physical size, and is also one of the world’s major cruise ship ports.
  • Vancouver has the highest per capita proportion of Asians of any North American city.
  • Vancouver is amongst the largest film production centers in North America. It is second to LA in Television production & third behind LA and NYC in Feature film production.
  • Vancouver has been labeled as the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ by a research group connected to the highly reputed British financial journal.
  • According to Forbes magazine, Vancouver and Vienna have the third highest quality of living in the world.
  • Vancouver was once ranked as Canada's second most expensive city to live, after Toronto, and the 89th most expensive globally.
  • In 2006, Vancouver was ranked as the 56th most expensive city to live, amongst 143 major cities in the world.
  • In 2004 and 2005, Vancouver was voted as the ‘Best City in America’ by the Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
  • In 2007, Vancouver was ranked as the 10th cleanest city in the world.
  • A resident of Vancouver is called a Vancouverite.
  • Vancouver is probably the only place in the world where it is possible to ski, play golf and go sailing, all in the same day.
  • Vancouver is the birthplace of the one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, called Greenpeace.
  • The 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver and nearby Whistler.
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