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Vancouver is the largest city in Canada, situated in the British Columbia province. With its population exceeding 600,000 it’s the eight largest municipality in Canada. Keep in mind, this is not a city guide. If you do want to know more about what is there to see in Vancouver, you should visit a website for travel. This is only an introduction to Vancouver, a beautiful city and home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games from February 12 to 28, 2010.

I think it’s appropriate to start with sports in Vancouver. The most popular sports teams from the city are the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Canadians, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Lions. BC Lions play in the Canadian Football League, the Canucks is a hockey team from NHL, Whitecaps FC is a football club currently playing in the MLS while the Canadians represent baseball in the minor Northwest League.

When it comes to culture, your options are also virtually unlimited. Fine dining, theater, concerts, you name it. You can go to the Orpheum, visit the Vogue Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Theatre or The Alexandre Gaston. There is jazz, blues, rock and roll or pop, there are numerous art galleries, not to mention all of the street performances you can find. And when you get tired from the buzzing city vibes, you can always visit the beach.

As far as the accommodation goes, Vancouver does not lack in that department either. Hotels, motels, AirBnB’s. I bet that in a city like Vancouver, you could make friends who would help you out at the nearest bar, even if you’re broke. In fact, even though there is no official rating, Vancouver is considered by many who have visited one of the friendliest cities in North America. Of course, there are all kinds of people out there, so don’t start giving away your personal secrets to the first stranger you meet.

Needless to say, Vancouver was a wonderful host to the Winter Olympics and I would gladly to visit it again.

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