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Vancouver is located in southwestern Canada the Pacific coast, and belongs to the province of British Columbia.The city is located in a hilly terrain on the Burrard Peninsula by the bay Burrard Inlet, and is surrounded by sea and mountains.
Vancouver has 612,000 inhabitants, while the metropolitan area has a population of around 2.2 million (2007). Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympics in 2010 and has since been growing tourism. Vancouver is a multicultural city with many ethnic and different religions. Approximately 30% of the population are Chinese, and many tourists find their way to the city’s “China Town”. Climatic Vancouver is known for being a rainy city, except for the period from June to September. In summer the sandy beaches of the city very popular.
A popular tourist attraction in the city is 177 meters high tower “Harbour Centre Tower” located on the harbour. The tower has observation decks – “Vancouver Lookout” – where visitors 360-degree panoramic views of the city and mountains.
Other attractions in Vancouver include art gallery “Vancouver Art Gallery” – with over 8,000 works of art, the 98 meter high skyscraper “Navy Building” from 1930 in the Art Deco style, and Stanley Park with its aquarium.
Vancouver International Airport is located 15 miles south of downtown.