Greater Vancouver Regional
District, with a population of 1.5 million includes the cities of Vancouver,
New Westminster, Surrey, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, White Rock,
Langley, North Vancouver, the districts of Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta,
North Vancouver and West Vancouver.
This area is densely
populated with half of B.C.'s residents living on the lower Mainland.
Situated on a peninsula between Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River with
the Pacific Ocean (Georgia
Strait) to the west , Vancouver is the country's third largest city.
climate is mild year-round with warm summer days and cool and rainy
winters. First established as a shantytown around the Burrard Inlet Sawmill
the city burned to the ground in 1862. It was rebuilt with brick and stone
buildings and expanded rapidly in the years to come.
of British Columbia (UBC):
UBC is in Point Grey, on a finger of land that juts out into the Straits
of Georgia. It is famous for its Museum of Anthropology, Botanical Gardens
and the Nitobe Memorial Gardens. Over 34,000 students attend classes here
This is one of the continent's largest and most scenic parks. It is located
at the foot West Georgia Street between English Bay and Burrard Inlet.
Visitors may wish to visit the Aquarium, view the abundant birdlife here
or stroll along one of the many paths which meander through this beautiful
Journey into the stars, enjoy a laser show or see a concert at 1100 Chestnut
Street (Vanier Park).
Elizabeth Park and Bloedel Floral Conservatory:
View over 500 species of plants, trees and shrubs here at Little Mountain,
the city's highest point. It is located at 33rd Avenue and Cambie Street.
North America's second largest Chinese community is located between Carrall
Street and Gore Avenue and offers the shopping for jade, ivory, bamboo,
rattan, brassware, silk, as well as fresh fruits, vegetables and ginseng.
When in Chinatown be sure to visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens,
at 578 Carrall Street, the first authentic classical Chinese garden built
outside of China, a 5-million dollar Ming Dynasty replica.
Named after a pioneer tavern keeper, named "Gassy Jack" Deighton,
Gastown incorporates the streets of Carrall, Powell, Water and Alexander
which meet at Maple Tree Square. In 1971 it was designated as a Heritage
The following BC Adventure members would like to serve you:
Coastal Springs Float Lodge: A full service salmon fishing lodge in the protected waters of Knight Inlet and Blackfish Sound. We focus on large Chinook Salmon (King or Tyee) and cater to smaller groups offering a premier guided BC salmon fishing and wilderness experience. more
Fresh Adventures Ski Vacations: Ski vacations and guided tours in BC and Alberta. Experience legendary ski resorts, epic terrain, powder and vibrant ski culture. Enjoy multiple mountains in your Western Canada ski vacation. more
Great River Fishing Adventures: Imagine your line screaming off the reel - the heart pounding excitement as a world-class freshwater fish launches from the water. See & catch more salmon than you have ever dreamed of & even the purist fly anglers will be obsessed with the sturgeon fishing. more
Rocky Mountain Holidays: Rail Vacations in the Rocky Mountains & Western Canada! Rocky Mountain Holidays customize vacations that combine the romance of train travel with the magnificent scenery of Western Canada. more
Sewell's Marina: Our ocean playground provides you Sea Safaris, boat rentals, guided fishing, & premiere moorage / marine facilities. Minutes from downtown Vancouver, the best boating, fishing, sailing, marine parks, quiet bays, and island retreats are minutes away. more