Canada Place by Night
Canada Place is one of the most recognized spots in Vancouver and is located next to the new Convention Center which was completed in 2009 at a cost of CDN900,000,000 - twice the original projected cost.
The 10 'sails' on the roof, 5 on the East side and 5 on the West side, represent the 10 provinces of Canada.
This is a rare opportunity to observe the Vancouver skyline from this particular high-security buildi...
Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, a downtown waterfront Vancouver hotel, offers 504 luxurious rooms and su...
The Drop is a sculpture by Inges Idee, a group of 4 German artists Hans Hemmert, Axel Lieber, Thomas ...
While most know it as the Vancouver Convention Centre, this is actually the west half of the centre, ...
Digital Orca is a sculpture by Douglas Coupland and is located in Jack Poole Plaza next to the Vancou...
View of Coal Harbour and the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
The capital of Canada is Ottawa, in the province of Ontario. There are offically ten provinces and three territories in Canada, which is the second largest country in the world in terms of land area.
While politically and legally an independant nation, the titular head of state for Canada is still Queen Elizabeth.
On the east end of Canada, you have Montreal as the bastion of activity. Montreal is famous for two things, VICE magazine and the Montreal Jazz Festival. One is the bible of hipster life (disposable, of course) and the other is a world-famous event that draws more than two million people every summer. Quebec is a French speaking province that has almost seceded from Canada on several occasions, by the way..
When you think of Canada, you think of . . . snow, right?
But not on the West Coast. In Vancouver, it rains. And you'll find more of the population speaking Mandarin than French (but also Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi, German, and much more).
Like the other big cities in Canada, Vancouver is vividly multicultural and Vancouverites are very, very serious about their coffee.
Your standard Vancouverite can be found attired head-to-toe in Lululemon gear, mainlining Cafe Artigiano Americanos (spot the irony for ten points).
But here's a Vancouver secret only the coolest kids know: the best sandwiches in the city aren't found downtown. Actually, they're hidden in Edgemont Village at the foot of Grouse Mountain on the North Shore.
"It's actually worth coming to Canada for these sandwiches alone." -- Michelle Superle, Vancouver
Text by Steve Smith.