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  Vancouver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vancouver is adjacent to the Strait of Georgia, a body of water that is shielded from the Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island.
Vancouver has a wet climate and is surrounded by water; while early records show that there may have been as many as fifty creeks and streams in the area, currently only four are left.
Vancouver's property-crime rate (partially a consequence of drug addiction centred in the Downtown Eastside) is particularly high; ranking among the highest rates of property crime for major cities in all of North America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vancouver   (6181 words)

  
 Vancouver, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vancouver, Washington is a city on the north shore of the Columbia River, in the state of Washington, USA.
Some residents of Vancouver jokingly refer to the city as 'The Couve' (pronounced in the same way that the second syllable in Vancouver is pronounced).
Because many Vancouver residents work in Portland, Oregon there is typically significant rush hour traffic congestion on the I-5 interstate freeway and the I-205 interstate freeway using only 2 bridges, the Interstate Bridge and the Glenn Jackson bridge, crossing the Columbia River connecting Vancouver to Portland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vancouver,_Washington   (1522 words)

  
 Vancouver
Vancouver realised immediately that a proper survey could not be carried out using the ships and he would need to send teams out in the small boats, which could get into all the small and shallow inlets and passages.
Vancouver had copies of maps of the region he was approaching, produced by Cook, the Spanish, and the British fur traders, but he was unsure to what extent he could trust them.
Vancouver was not a rich man and it took two years for the Admiralty to pay his wages for all his time at sea from 1791 to 1795.
pages.quicksilver.net.nz /jcr/~vancouver1.html   (11320 words)

  
 City Guide and Tourist Information for Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, Canada is situated on the Pacific coast and is one of the world's most beautiful cities.
The 4,000 foot mountains on Vancouver's north shore are snow-covered much of the year and provide gorgeous view and recreational opportunities.
Vancouver is also the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, the Whister Blackcomb ski resort, the capital city of Victoria and the state of Alaska.
vancouver-canada.ca   (205 words)

  
 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver is Canada's fastest-growing metropolis, and a city of magical contradictions - from rough-and-tumble Hastings Street, where timeworn brickwork still exudes a wild, beer-for-a-dime, seaport-town atmosphere, to trendy Robson Street, with its futuristic Japanese noodle houses and haute couture.
Vancouver, its residents are fond of saying, is one of the few cities in the world where you can go skiing and sailing on the same day.
The centrepiece and green heart of Vancouver is the 1,000-acre Stanley Park, the city's most famous landmark, and one of the largest parks in any urban centre in North America.
www.britishcolumbia.com /regions/towns/?townID=3377   (1554 words)

  
 City of Vancouver - Information for Visitors
Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British Columbia and the third largest city in Canada.
Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery and a bustling metropolitan core, and boasts one of the mildest climates in Canada.
Vancouver is also home to many other sights and is networked by a comprehensive transportation system.
www.city.vancouver.bc.ca /visitors.htm   (487 words)

  
 Vancouver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Indicative of the menu are dishes such as: fresh rabbit loin, stuffed with mushrooms, fl olives and thyme, lamb osso buco and cannelloni with seafood and shellfish with a hint of dill.
Vancouver has a vibrant Italian community and nowhere is that more evident than at this manufacturer and retailer of Italy inspired ice creams, gelatos and sherbets.
No information on Vancouver Island would be complete without boasting a little about two small luxury Hotels on the Island have numerous allocades and just won the 2002, Travel and Leisure Worlds Best Awards in the category of Hotel: US and Canada.
www.sallys-place.com /food/dining_directory/north_america/vancouver.htm   (3627 words)

  
 Vancouver BC Canada
If you have any question please visit the very active Vancouver message forum and if you are looking for upcoming events, please visit the events calendar.
The late Bill Rathie, mayor of Vancouver from 1963 to 1966, was the first mayor actually born in the city.
For a region set in a rain forest, the tower Mainland, particularly Vancouver, boasts an astonishing number of fountains, ponds and reflecting pools.
www.discovervancouver.com   (190 words)

  
 Vancouver, Washington WA, city profile (Clark County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Vancouver, WA Vancouver is a city in Clark County.
Fort Vancouver, established by the Hudson's Bay Company, was recognized as a military post in 1848; the town grew up around the fort.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vancouver was $20,192, compared with $21,587 nationally.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=25039   (619 words)

  
 Vancouver Island, Victoria, and the Gulf Islands - Travel Information
Nestled along Canada’s West Coast, the Vancouver Island region is a paradise of tranquil islands, pristine coastlines, and emerald forests, where the ever-present Pacific Ocean shapes the scenery and softens the climate.
And, whether you are strolling on a beach or cycling a country lane, watching an artist at work or enjoying a seafood feast on a sunny patio, you can feel the magic of being on an island surrounded by the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean.
Come to the Vancouver Island region and discover for yourself why readers of Condé Nast Traveler Magazine and Travel and Leisure Magazine consistently rate this one of the world’s top vacation destinations.
www.vancouverisland.travel   (225 words)

  
 Metroblogging Vancouver
Vancouver Police say crime in the city has decreased 7.5 per-cent overall, with reductions in property crime...
WhenI think of bands or recording artists that represent Vancouver, there are only a handful that I can think of off the top of my head aside from the up and coming indie acts and big hot shot stars that...
Written from the perspective of people who live, work, and play here every day, Vancouver is one of over forty five (and growing) blogs in the globe-spanning Metroblogging network.
vancouver.metblogs.com   (1933 words)

  
 Vancouver Skyscrapers, Architecture, Buildings, Real Estate, and Construction News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ranked as one of the best cities to live anywhere by one Quality of Life survey after another, this city on the rise is Host of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Vancouver is one of only three major cities in the world without a dominant ethic or cultural group, making it truly cosmopolitan.
All completed high-rise buildings in Vancouver with 12 or more floors are listed in this database.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/ci/?id=100997   (308 words)

  
 Vancouver Hotels: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel Official Site
This downtown Vancouver hotel offers 504 luxurious rooms and suites with panoramic vistas of the harbour, mountains, Stanley Park or the city skyline.
The Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel is luxuriously appointed with a wide selection of modern hotel amenities.
The Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel also offers a comprehensive range of elegant meeting and banquet facilities designed to cater to business and social gatherings of every description.
vancouver.panpacific.com   (354 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The city of Vancouver was elected Host City of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 at the 115th IOC Session in Prague on 2 July 2003.
This week the personnel of the Vancouver 2010 Organising Committee (VANOC) and the Committee’s local partners have been able to draw upon a massive wealth of Olympic experience and knowledge, as they participated in the official...
The city of Vancouver has been elected the Host City of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010 in the second round of votes.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/vancouver/index_uk.asp   (215 words)

  
 Vancouver Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
One of the most beautifully sited cities in the world, Vancouver is much more than a pretty layover for Alaskan cruises.
The Pacific Ocean and the mountains of the North Shore form a dramatic backdrop to the gleaming towers of commerce downtown.
Vancouver is a new city when compared to others but one that's rich in culture and diversity.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=vancouver@162   (339 words)

  
 Tourism Vancouver | Gallery/Postcards
Tourism Vancouver has a number of images available to Tourism Vancouver members, media, travel trade and meeting planners for use in free promotional materials to promote the destination.
Please note that Tourism Vancouver images are for use only in free promotional materials such as print advertising, websites, presentations and brochures that promote accommodations, activities, attractions, services and tours in Vancouver.
These images are the property of Tourism Vancouver and may not be used for any merchandising or retailing purpose, placed on any item for resale, or used in any third party guidebook, either printed or in electronic form.
www.tourismvancouver.com /cgi-bin/gallery.cgi   (184 words)

  
 Port Vancouver - Home
Due to new air travel restrictions, cruise passengers arriving or departing Vancouver by air are advised to pack liquids and gels in their checked baggage, not in their carry-on baggage.
The Port of Vancouver is hosting a "Careers at the Port" Week Sept 18-24th, 2006.
The Vancouver Port Authority is a proud Sponsor of Heritage Harbour Tours on September 17, 2006 in North Vancouver.
www.portvancouver.com   (175 words)

  
 Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce advances the business community and helps you grow by providing networking opportunities, education and information....and is a trusted business voice.
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is the heart of the Clark County Business Community.
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is one of the most active Chambers in the country and is the largest regional Chamber of Commerce from Tacoma to Sacramento.
www.vancouverusa.com   (197 words)

  
 vancouver bc canada images pictures photographs attractions geography tourism
We start with an introduction to Vancouver and its physical characteristics providing insights into why it is constantly rated at or near the top of surveys by many international organizations with respect to "quality of life", or livability.
The geography of the region not only dominated the course of historical and social development but is its main attraction to the rest of the world.
A trip to the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre is recommended as a perfect way to start any visit to Vancouver, whatever the duration.
www.seevancouverbc.com   (583 words)

  
 Discoverers Web: Vancouver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
George Vancouver (1757-1798) explored the coasts of British Columbia, proving the non-existence of a Northwest Passage at this latitude, and negotiated with the Spanish about Nootka (on Vancouver Island).
Vancouver entered the history of exploration by joining both the second and the third expedition of James Cook.
Afterwards, Vancouver went to Nootka (a place on Vancouver Island, then the most important harbour of the region), where he had to get any British buildings or lands returned from the Spanish.
www.win.tue.nl /~engels/discovery/vancouver.html   (439 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Vancouver
By a Brief, dated 7 Sept., 1908, that part of the diocese north of 54 ° N. lat., exclusive of the Queen Charlotte Islands, was added to the Yukon Vicariate, and Bishop Dontenwill was appointed first Archbishop of Vancouver, Victoria reverting to the status of suffragan diocese.
Neil McNeil, Bishop of St. George's, Newfoundland, was transferred to the See of Vancouver and raised to the archiepiscopal dignity, January, 1910.
Since his arrival in Vancouver, six parochial churches and five mission chapels have been erected, and the Religious of the Sacred Heart placed in charge of the higher education of girls in Vancouver.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15267b.htm   (966 words)

  
 Vancouver British Columbia Travel Guide - Vancouver BC Hotels, Vancouver BC Attractions - Vancouver Airport
Vancouver BC has a wide variety of Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns, and Vacation Rental homes and suites to suit all liesure or corporate travelers.
Vancouver's 2 million residents exploit their spectacular natural setting to the hilt, and when they tire of the immediate region can travel a short distance to the unimaginably vast wilderness of the BC interior.
Vancouver claims a world-class museum and symphony orchestra, as well as opera, theatre and dance companies at the cutting edge of contemporary arts.
www.bctravel.com /van   (287 words)

  
 Victoria, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands Travel Guide, Accommodations, Outdoor Adventure and Attractions
Vancouver Island and the nearby Gulf Islands is one of the premier travel destinations in the World.
Vancouver Island has a population of over 750,000 and stretches southeast to northwest along the western coast of British Columbia.
Vancouver Island accommodations, BC Outdoor Adventure and indoor activities are available to suit families, honeymooners, day trippers, couples, singles, boaters, or seniors looking for winter longstays in our mild climate.
victoriabc.com   (486 words)

  
 City of Vancouver, Washington, USA
More than 50,000 people visit the Center annually to enjoy hands-on activities in the Exhibit Hall, art in the White Sturgeon Art Gallery, live sturgeon in a 350-gallon aquarium, or a panoramic view of the Columbia River from one of the Center's balconies.
The Vancouver City Council is considering reinstating a business and occupation tax to pay for investments in transportation, police and fire.
The City has joined with other government agencies and local citizens to explore issues and potential strategies for the future of Vancouver Lake.
www.ci.vancouver.wa.us   (217 words)

  
 Vancouver Tours and sightseeing options by Gray Line
Vancouver is also centrally located, offering easy travel tours to virtually anything you could desire.
Vancouver is the perfect central place to stage sightseeing tours to the mountains or the sea and we offer them all here with Gray Line.
Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city set in a spectacular natural environment amid mount...
www.grayline.com /franchise.cfm/action/details/id/31   (449 words)

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