The crime rates in Vancouver are at levelled at 37.02 – LOW making Vancouver a safe and liveable place to go. Vancouver has a Western Maritime climate, meaning the climate and weather can be changeable throughout the year. Winters in Vancouver are usually fairly mild with not too much snowfall. Rocky Mountains block most of the cold arctic air from reaching the city, although at times winter can become very wet and foggy, it can also become very rainy. To make up for all this cold weather Vancouver usually enjoys wonderful summer weather. The days are very warm and pleasant with plenty of sunshine to soak up.
Vancouver has many natural features. Kitsilano Beach, has an outdoor heated seawater swimming pool. Kitsilano Beach also has a number of cafes to stop by at before going on a walk around some of the wonderful walking tracks located there. For all those who love to shop around the block from Kitsilano Beach there are vibrant shopping strips for anyone to shop at.
Stanley Park is a lush peninsula park that is made up of huge trees and it is located next to Downtown Vancouver. A paved seawall path surrounds the park, there are many ways to travel along this path. You could travel bay foot and take in all the sights or you could ride a bike around the path. Throughout the whole park there are many spectacular views.
Education in Vancouver is at a high standard. UBC and Simon Fraser Universities are both highly ranked schools internationally, and they are both located on beautiful campuses, with great architecture from renowned architects. Both of these universities attract international students as well as Canadian students.
Vancouver, by 2050 wants to successfully get 100% of its energy from renewable resources, also with heating and cooling transportation. For this reason, heating and cooling transportation may be slower. Vancouver already have the lowest greenhouse gas emission per person living there, they also have abundant and clean electricity.
The environment in Vancouver is a very green city. The climate and rain in winter allow the city to be green all year round. The streets in Vancouver are clean and lovely to walk around in. the beaches in Vancouver are especially clean and rubbish free.
The British Columbia gets 93% of its electricity from hydroelectric, as Vancouver has such stunning resources for that form of generation. This means that there is almost no fossil fuel related pollution coming from the electrical grid.
Vancouver host many cultural events throughout the year. Some of these events include, the Art Walk. This events goes over a three-month period; it is a celebration of local sea to sky artists from all cultures in Whistler BC. Artworks can be viewed and also purchased by the public. Enjoy watching local artists preform entertainment for the public and try taking part is some of the art activities.
Another arts event is the Public Art Scavenger Hunt. The City of Port Moody has over forty pieces of artwork and sculptures displayed throughout the city. There are two different scavenger hunts to go and explore, also try answering some questions about the artworks for a chance to win some prizes.
Pianos on the Street, gives the locals and tourists a chance to play on three pianos spread out between three locations. The pianos are set out at the, Richmond Cultural Centre, Britannia Shipyards and at the Terra Nova Community Garden. Upload a video of yourself or a friend playing one of these pianos for a chance to win some more awesome prizes.
In Vancouver there are many historical sites to view. Dr.Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is one of these sites. This garden was built in 1986. It is the first full scale scholar garden built outside of china using only Chinese traditional techniques.
The Vancouver Maritime Museum, goes back in time to 1944 on board the St Roch, this is Canadas RCMP Arctic Schooner. The museum exhibits display shipwrecks, early fur trade, deep ocean explorations and much more.
London Heritage Farm is a historical site spread over four acers. The farm overlooks the south arm of the Fraser River. The farmhouse located there is from the 1980’s, with a lovely heritage to it and there are also many magnificent herb gardens.
In Vancouver there are many places that tourists are straight away attracted to. The Vancouver Aquarium is one of these famous places. There are over 50,000 facinating creatures from the Arctic to the Amazon all live there. There are daily Beluga Whale, Dolphin and Sea Otter shows to come along and watch. Also come and try the Hands On animal experience.
The Queen Elizabeth Park marks the highest of Vancouver. Its elevated location allows excellent views of the City Centre and the North Mountains. There are recreational offerings, these include: Pitch-and-put Golf, Tennis, Disk Golf and multiple dining options for families.