Eagles whirling overhead, sunset-framed beaches, and the unfurling ocean and mountain diorama from Stanley Park’s spectacular seawall, this is the Vancouver’s Identity. Vancouver is the gateway to the glaciers of Alaska, the wilderness of the western Canada, slopes of Whistlers and It is also one of the most desirable places in the world to live. Wherever you roam in Vancouver, the salty sea breeze carries the fresh scent of the forest. It’s welcoming neighborhoods are filled with aromas of incredible cuisines, roasting coffee beans, brewer’s hops and some exotic items that are waiting for you. People of Vancouver has protected the rivers, coastline, and forests, maintaining the perfect balance between Nature and the built environment. If you want to get some more information, you must go through these fascinating and interesting facts about this Saltwater City, Vancouver:
1. “Perfect Livable Place In The World”
Vancouver, Canada had been ranked first since 2002. However, Vancouver was lately ranked as the third most “livable place in the world.” It is so because of its high standard of living and superiority of life. The city is also ranked as the 10th cleanest city in the world.
2. The Eye Of The Wind
“The Eye of The Wind” is the only working wind turbine in the world. Located on top of Grouse Mountain, this wind turbine has a viewing platform.
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3. A Cruise Hub!
Vancouver is home to the fourth largest cruise ship port in the world. Majorly in the months from April to October, you are going to find a lot of cruising ships that are headed to Alaska every year.
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4. Is Alcohol Banned?
Contrary to the other big cities in the world, you cannot buy alcohol from a grocery store here, as it is banned by the law.
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5. “The Whistler Mountain”
The Whistler Mountain also known as London Mountain is an interesting place to visit in Vancouver because of the fog at its base. The name Whistler was inspired by the weird noises made by the hoary marmot. The species lives in there.
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6. Traffic Nightmare!
In Vancouver, every second person owns an automobile. The city has over 1 million automobiles. Living there can give you worst traffic nightmares in North America.
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7. The Longest Swimming Pool
Kitsilano pool is the longest pool in Canada is located in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood. It is as long as the length of three Olympic swimming pools. It measures 137.5m in total. The pool is also the heated salt water pool and dates back to 1931.
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8. Eat The Oldest Apples Ever!
Vancouver city is home to Washington’s oldest apple tree. Planted in 1826, this tree is considered the “great-grandfather” of the State’s apple industry.
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9. Hollywood Of North
According to the figures, in 2001 more than 200 movies and television productions were filmed in Vancouver. Every year, this list increases more substantially! Vancouver has got its nickname of ‘Hollywood of North’, as it has become a major celebrity town in the last decade.
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10. Celebrate Beer Fest!
Every August, the Vancouver Brew Fest boasts over 38 breweries, 5 cider companies, 2 wineries, 1 distillery, and mead.
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11. Don’t Miss The Glass House
The Glass House located in Boswell, a small town near Creston, is made of half a million empty embalming fluid bottles. It took around two years to build the house, which became the Brown family home.
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12. Take A Stroll In Stanley park
Vancouver’s largest and most popular Public Park is 1001 acres which make it 10% bigger than New York City’s Central Park. The park includes lost lake, the squirrel population and most of the trees.
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13. Bootlegging, An Irresistible Trade
The Prohibition Commissioner of Vancouver couldn’t resist to the tempting profits of bootlegging and was arrested and put in jail. Walter Findlay, stubborn in the fight against alcohol, was arrested for the import and sale of liquor in December 1918, less than one year into his position as commissioner.
14. A Whole City Burned Down Once!
In 1886, most of the newly incorporated city was burnt to the ground by the Great Vancouver Fire.
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15. A Truly Cosmopolitan
40% of Vancouver’s total population is made up of immigrants. The city has also the highest proportion of Asians per capita of any North American city. Vancouver’s historic Chinatown is one of the largest in North America. People from different countries bring their culture to the city and that makes Vancouver a sophisticated City.
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15. Take Part In Sausage Festival
Every year in September, Vancouver sees St. Joseph Catholic School host the Vancouver Sausage Fest, which generally attracts between 25,000 and 30,000 people annually.
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