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Royal Vancouver Yacht ClubCity of Vancouver

The 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.

Vancouver:
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. The 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.

University 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 every year.

Totems in Stanley ParkStanley Park:
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 park.

For more information on Stanley Park read the following articles:
Vancouver's Stanley Park - By Jan Lee

HR MacMillan Planetarium:
Journey into the stars, enjoy a laser show or see a concert at 1100 Chestnut Street (Vanier Park).

Queen 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.

Canada PlaceChinatown:
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.

Gastown:
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 area.

For more information on Vancouver read the following articles:
Vancouver by Day - By Jan Lee

The following BC Adventure members would like to serve you:
Blind Channel Resort: Unique BC Coastal Vacations, oceanfront cottages, fine dining, coastal tours, marina and store. A convenient destination for coastal mariners just three nautical miles off Johnstone Strait. more
Canadian Outback Rafting: Near Vancouver & Whistler, our rafting trips for all ages are the #1 choice of local and visiting families, corporations and tour groups. Visit our website to learn about our world-class guides, state-of-the-art equipment, delicious meals, & daily hotel picku... more
CanaDream RV Rentals and Sales: With 7 Canadian locations including Vancouver, we make it easy for you to enjoy a motorhome vacation with rental vehicles for 1 to 6 people. Choose a truck camper, a van conversion or a Class C motorhome, and experience Canada at your own pace. more
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
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with expert guides. 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
Langara Fishing Adventures: Our deluxe resorts are located in the remote Queen Charlotte Islands & Chilcotin, and provide you with the finest fishing, retreat, and adventure destinations available. There’s also whale watching, and wildlife or eco-heli tours of pristine marine environmen... more
Pacific Coastal Airlines: Enjoy scheduled service from Vancouver's South Terminal to Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Campbell River, Comox, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Klemtu, Masset, Port Hardy (float & amphibious aircraft to coastal communities), Powell River, Trail, Victoria, & Will... more
Pitt River Lodge: Only one hour from the city, we’re Vancouver’s ultimate fly fishing destination, the only lodge on the entire river! Drift the Pitt River with the most experienced guides, & enjoy our comfortable full service lodge. Exceptional year round fishing for salmon, ... more
REO Rafting Adventure Resort: Raft BCs best rivers near Vancouver, Kelowna & Whistler. Enjoy a hot tub, sauna, private beach, serene wilderness & hiking trails. REO adventure vacations include kayaking, fishing, hiking, canoeing, & more. Stay in your own tent, rivers edge cabin tent, or l... 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
Steveston Seabreeze Adventures: Experience our warmth and hospitality as we share with you the pristine BC West Coast wilderness. Our love is to observe marine animals in their natural environment, and to share that experience with our tour passengers. Join us for the thrill of a lifetime! more
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