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Vancouver is a coastal city and major seaport located in  southwestern British Columbia. Vancouver is named after Captain George Vancouver, a British explorer.

As of July 2009, the city’s estimated population surpassed 615,000 and that of the metropolitan area exceeded 2.3 million. Vancouver is the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada.Vancouver is ethically diverse, with 52% of city residents having a first language other than English .

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Vancouver ranks as one of the most livable cities in the world, and has done so for more than a decade. The 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics will be held in Vancouver and nearby Whistler, a resort community 125 km north of the city.

Here are a few famous sights in Vancouver:

Canada Place:

Canada Place
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Stanley Park:

Totems in Stanley Park, Vancouver
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Always Flying
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Gastown:

Gastown Steam Clock
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The Chinese Heritage Gardens in Chinatown:

Chinese Heritage Gardens
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The impressive Capilano Suspension Bridge:

Capilano Suspension Bridge
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Local wildlife:

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