Welcome to Vancouver
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Vancouver has been called exciting, dynamic, amazing, vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan. Combining the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, the majesty of the Coastal Mountains, and a mild climate makes Vancouver one of the most intriguing cities in the world. It is an outdoor-oriented city, offering health enthusiasts a wide range of sports – remember, Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. Visitors of all ages will find activities to satisfy all expectations of this Canadian treasure.
|Population||City: approximately 612.000
Metropolitan area: approximately 2.250.000
|Currency||Canadian Dollar (CAD), C$1 = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Banks: 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday, extended hours including weekends at some locations.
Stores and shops are mostly open from 10:00am to 9:00pm, Monday through Saturday and from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Sundays.
The Georgia Straight
|Emergency numbers||Fire, Police & Ambulance: 911|
|Tourist information||Vancouver Tourist Information Centre
Address: Plaza Level, 200 Burrard St., Vancouver