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Pros: My daughter and family have moved there to work.
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2001 population: 545,671
 (Source:
Statistics Canada)

Vancouver is a city in the province of British Columbia. It is on Burrard Inlet at the mouth of the Fraser River.

The community was named after Captain George Vancouver, British navigator.


ESSENTIALS
LODGING:
  ·Nearby hotels
MAPS:
  ·National locator map
  ·Local map
PEOPLE:
  ·Name search
TRAVEL:
  ·Nearby airports
  ·Local gas prices

Former and merged community names include:
· Granville
Filming location for 1996 movie, "Happy Gilmore" and 1970 movie, "Five Easy Pieces" and 1990s TV series, "The X-Files" and 2006 movie, "X-Men: The Last Stand" and 2007 movie, "Are We Done Yet?"
Well-known residents have included:
· David Suzuki, host of CBC's "The Nature of Things"
· Hayden Christensen, actor
· Jason Priestley, actor
· Dorothy Stratten, Playboy playmate who was murdered in 1980
Local bands: 54-40, New Pornographers
Local festivals include:
· Vancouver Folk Music Festival - July 13-15, 2007
· Festival Vancouver - Aug. 6-19, 2007
· Celtic Festival - March 14-18, 2007
· Wooden Boat Festival - Aug. 23-26, 2007
· Fringe Festival - Sept. 6-16, 2007
· Mid-Autumn Moon Festival - Sept. 25, 2007
· PuSh International Performing Arts Festival - Jan. 10 - Feb. 4, 2007
· Storytelling Festival - Feb. 1-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vancouver web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Stanley Park, Kitsilano Beach, Queen Elizabeth Park, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Ambleside Park
Performing arts: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Carousel Theatre Company, Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver Theatre Sports League, Ballet British Colubia, Friends of Chamber Music, Playhouse Theatre Company, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Recital Society
Lion's Gate Bridge
Attractions: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Garden, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Bloedel Floral Conservatory, VanDusen Botanical Garden
Sports teams: Lions (CFL), Canucks (NHL)
Historic sites and museums: Artspeak Gallery, Biblical Museum of Canada, British Columbia Golf Museum, Contemporary Art Gallery, Gallery Gachet, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia, Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Science World British Columbia, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Vancouver Police Historical Society & Centennial Museum, Roedde House Museum, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Museum
Colleges and universities: University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University - Vancouver, Columbia College, Langara College, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver Community College
Quotes:
"Winter in Vancouver was not like any winter I had ever known. No snow, not even anything much in the way of a cold wind."
-- Cortes Island
Alice Munro
Transit: Translink
Listed places in Vancouver:
 Airports (1)
 Attractions (2)
 Cemeteries (1)
 Colleges (2)
 Communities (23)
 Hotels (78)
 Libraries (1)
 Museums (3)
 Newspapers (4)
 Parks (3)
 Also see listings below

Sections below provide additional information and links about Vancouver travel and tourism, maps, recreation, government and transportation.

Note: The ePodunk database includes many places that are no longer populated communities. These may include rural crossroads, hamlets, ghost towns or settlements that have been absorbed by nearby cities or towns.

Vancouver, BC locator map
(Also see local map below.)


Vancouver Web sites
 Vancouver local government
 Vancouver board of trade
 Vancouver tourism

Ancestry & family history
 British Columbia genealogy page (GenWeb)
 British Columbia genealogical society
 Canadian Genealogy Centre
 Early Canadiana Online
 British Columbia family search
 Upper and Lower Canada marriage bonds

  Census records (historic):
  1901 census
  1911 census

  City directories:
  Library and Archives Canada collection

  Immigration:
  Immigration records, 1925-1935
  Land:
  Canadian County Atlas

  Military:
  Soldiers of World War I

Archives
 British Columbia archive
 Library & Archives Canada

Arts

  Dance
  Ballet British Colubia

  Music
  Friends of Chamber Music
  Vancouver Chamber Choir
  Vancouver Opera
  Vancouver Recital Society
  Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

  Theater
  Arts Club Theatre Company  Carousel Theatre Company  Playhouse Theatre Company  Vancouver Theatre Sports League

Attractions
 Vancouver area attractions
 Vancouver museums
 Vancouver area parks

Cemeteries
 Cemeteries in Vancouver include Mountain View Cemetery

 Add a local cemetery to our listings
 Vancouver area cemeteries
 British Columbia cemetery database


Communities
 Communities near Vancouver

Economy
 Employment growth & unemployment rates

Education
Colleges and universities in Vancouver include Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, University of British Columbia

 Colleges in British Columbia

Entertainment
 Movies & TV shows filmed in Vancouver

Environment
 Air quality forecasts for British Columbia
 Environment Canada
 Nature Conservancy in Canada

Events
 Vancouver festival web sites:
  Celtic Festival
  Festival Vancouver
  PuSh International Performing Arts Festi
  Vancouver Folk Music Festival
  Vancouver Fringe Festival
  Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

 ePodunk festival listings

Food & restaurants
 Chowhound message boards for Canada

Government
 Vancouver local government Web site
 British Columbia provincial government

Historical societies
 Local historical society


History
 Archives in British Columbia
 Library & Archives Canada
 Heritage Canada

Jobs
 Jobs in Vancouver

Libraries
Libraries in Vancouver include Vancouver Public Library




Vancouver locator map. Use the navigation tools in the upper left to move the map center or to zoom in or out. You can also click and drag the map to move in any direction.


Media
Newspapers in Vancouver include Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Province, Vancouver Sun, Westender

 Newspapers in British Columbia

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 Check daily newspapers in or near Vancouver




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 Post cards of British Columbia communities

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 Postal codes
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Transit
 Bus schedules
 Ferry schedules
 Train schedules

Travel & tourism
 Airports near Vancouver
 Hotels in or near Vancouver
 Vancouver tourism
 British Columbia tourism bureau
 Border wait times

Weather
 British Columbia weather conditions

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