Vancouver, a coastal seaport city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada (north of Seattle, Washington, USA and Victoria, BC) is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life; this downtown skyline image was made at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club — the marina is visible on the left side of the photograph
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city… The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre. With over 250,000 residents, Vancouver is the fourth most densely populated city in North America behind New York, San Francisco, and Mexico City according to the 2011 census. In that census, Vancouver was one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English.
The downtown skyline viewed from the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Lions Gate Bridge, opened in 1938, is a suspension bridge crossing the first narrows of Burrard Inlet and connects the City of Vancouver with the North Shore cities North Vancouver and West Vancouver; the term “Lions Gate” refers to The Lions, a pair of mountain peaks north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
“Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city ranked among the top-ten of the world’s most well-living cities for five consecutive years. Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events… [including] the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city.” — Wikipedia
The downtown skyline of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with Canada Place and the Passenger Cruise Terminal in the left center on the waterfront, viewed from Burrard Inlet
Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, residential high rises viewed from the marina on Burrard Inlet at Stanley Park
A major intersection in the city’s oldest neighborhood, Gastown, known for its late-Victorian architecture, cobblestone streets, and antique street lanterns, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; the area is very popular for shopping and dining
Inaugurated by Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in 2002, Chinatown’s towering entrance is a popular landmark, with an elaborately painted section topped with a terra-cotta-tiled roof; the characters inscribed on its eastern front implore you to “Remember the past and look forward to the future”; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
In the heart of Chinatown is the lovely Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chinese Garden that was recognized as one of the “World’s Top 10 Hidden Travel Gems” by National Geographic, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Sun Yat-sen was a Chinese physician, writer, philosopher, calligrapher and revolutionary, and the first president and founding father in 1912 of the Republic of China
We had the opportunity to stroll along the covered walkway in the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chinese Garden and view the garden’s collection of 150-year old miniature trees, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Sun Yat-sen is referred to as the “Father of the Nation” in the Republic of China (ROC), Hong Kong, Macau and the “forerunner of democratic revolution” in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
Residential high rises in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, viewed from Granville Island where we went shopping for local artisan goods and fresh local fruit and produce
Sunset viewed from the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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