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Residents enjoy the quality of life more than anything in this vibrant city. Vancouver offers absolutely everything one can think of, from recreational activities to sports to shopping to entertainment. Skiers and snowboarders enjoy the local mountains that are no more than 20 minutes away, or travel an hour and a half north to Whistler/Blackcomb, one of the world’s most famous ski resorts where the 2010 Winter Olympics is scheduled to take place. Vancouver is home to two sports teams; the BC Lions and the Vancouver Canucks, who play at the BC Place Stadium, located in Downtown Vancouver while loyal locals cheer them on. Shop-a-holics never tire of the several shopping districts Vancouver has to offer, and thousands of people walk through Robson Street, Downtown’s main shopping strip, everyday. And don’t worry about not having a new place to eat; there are a variety of interesting restaurants all over Vancouver waiting for you to try something new.
Vancouver is one of the most interesting, diverse, and beautiful cities in the world. It has consistently been ranked the most desirable and livable city to live in by CNN.Com and other magazines and websites. Located on the mainland of southwestern B.C., this coastal city and major seaport was named after Captain George Vancouver, a British Explorer. Vancouver has a population of about 600,000, and is located in a region of 2 million people, making it the largest city in the province and the third largest in Canada. Infamous for being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, more than 50% of the residents have a first language that is other than English. Whole sections of Vancouver have been appointed as “Little India” and “Little Italy”, and Vancouver’s China Town is second largest in North America.