"Vancouver - The Melting Pot of the Pacific North W" Vancouver by SimPet

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Well, here it is folks, my first VT travel page! Thx for all the encouragement to many travel friends ...

With just over 1 day for a brief visit in an unnaturally not-so-cold mid January, I set out to see the highlights of the melting pot of Canada's NW, the Hollywood of the North, the city with the Groover and where 50% of the 2.3M population do not have English as their first language, coming from the Far East, Europe and the Indian subcontinent.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Clean, well-organised, economically prosperous city. with lots of diversity of people and food. Great, stunning views of snow-capped mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Tourist POI's like Gastown, Stanley Park, Aquarium, First Nation Museum, Art Gallery
  • Cons:Pricy, weather can be cold with a biting wind, prices are WITHOUT VAT added (12%), can only pay with a credit card in most shops (PIN only!), some overt poverty exits (e.g. beggars and tramps around Chinatown).
  • In a nutshell:Worth visiting just for the nature and spectacular views.
  • Last visit to Vancouver: Jan 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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