Country : Canada
Currency : Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language : English
City: 545 674 (2001)
Metro: 1 986 965 (2001)
Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
closeVancouver is a very young city; it wasn't until after the World Exposition in 1986 before Vancouver changed from a sleepy provincial city to a booming metropolis.
Even today the city continues to expand at a high rate: once abandoned industrial areas have thus turned into fashionable and lively districts such as Yaletown and Coal Harbour.
Random Vancouver Highlights
Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver
This modern building, reminiscent of Rome's Colosseum, opened in 1995. It was the most expensive public project ever undertaken by the city of Vancouver.
Queen Elisabeth Park, Vancouver
Established in 1930 at the site of a former quarry, this 130acre / 65ha large park includes a conservatory, a fountain, colorful gardens and even a wedding pavilion.
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Established in 1931, the Art Gallery moved to its current location - a former courthouse - in 1983. Special attention is given to well-known local Canadian artist Emily Carr.
Canada Place, Vancouver
Canada Place is one of Vancouver's main landmarks, originally built for the 1986 World Exposition. The building is now mainly used as a convention center.

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