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Vancouver Travel Guide

by our Canada expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryOn the western coast of Canada, Vancouver looks across the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island and is bounded on three sides by water. A relatively new city, it really developed in the mid 19th century, following the discovery of gold in Alaska and the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The port is still an important element as a calling or starting point for Pacific cruise ships, most continuing to the Alaskan coast. The city is backed by mountains offering great winter skiing (it is the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics). The Skyride to Grouse Mountain is an easier way to get astonishing views of the city and ocean, or you can tour the harbour on a paddlewheeler. Venturing further out in a Zodiac inflatable is a near-certain way to whale-watch. Note: the Island is not an off-shore extension of the city. It is among the world’s largest islands with a fascinating variety of natural habitats.
 

360 Tour of Pier on Waterfront Road with ferries to North Vancouver


Canada Facts

National Flag: Canadian Flag
Language(s): English
French
Currency: Canadian dollar
Dialling Code: +1
Time Zones: Saskatchewan : GMT - 6
Newfoundland : GMT - 3.5
Yulon & Pacific : GMT - 8
Mountain : GMT - 7
Central : GMT - 6
Eastern : GMT - 5
Atlantic : GMT - 4
Newfoundland : GMT - 3.5
Tourism Website:
http://www.travelcanada.ca

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