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About Vancouver

Vancouver Harbor Perched on the sparkling Pacific beside majestic mountains, Vancouver is a world-class, multicultural city attracting visitors from around the world.

Discover the formal gardens, beaches and trails of 1,000 acre Stanley Park - the park is also home to the Vancouver Aquarium featuring killer whales, dolphins, and beluga whales.

Enjoy the bustling Public Market and the art shops of Granville Island. Browse the antique stores and boutiques of Gastown. The exquisite Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden in Chinatown is the only authentic classical Chinese garden outside China. The Vancouver Art Gallery, located in the city's original 1910 courthouse, houses a major collection by Canadian artist Emily Carr, while the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology contains an exceptional collection of totem poles and Northwest Native art.

In North Vancouver, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, 70 meters (230 feet) above the rushing Capilano River. Ride the gondola up to Grouse Mountain and dine overlooking the panorama of the city.

Share the excitement as Vancouver, one of the world's most spectacular cities, buffs up for its shining moment as the site of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Toes in the ocean, head in the skies, Vancouver is nestled in the slopes of the surrounding Coast Mountain Range. While this sea-level port city is known for its temperate climate, the surrounding snow-covered slopes are the venues for winter sports and breathtaking views of the city twinkling below. Vancouver is one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon.

Recently named the world's "Most Liveable City" by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Vancouver offers travellers both outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure and the sophisticated amenities of a world-class city.

Highlights of the city include:

Stanley Park
Granville Island
Grouse Mountain
Robson Street
UBC Museum of Anthropology
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Gastown
Vancouver Public Library Square
Chinatown and Chinatown Night Market
HSBC Celebration of Light



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