(My solo road trip of western Canada – Wednesday 30th September)
Unfortunately, I have had a technical issue and as a result this blog will not have any photos or videos attached to it.
For the sake of brevity and for the convenience of people who may visit this amazing city one day, some interesting bits of information for your own knowledge:
- Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the world’s most liveable cities for five consecutive years.
- Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009; and the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler
- In 2014, following thirty years in California, the annual TED conference made Vancouver its indefinite home.
- Several matches of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup were played in Vancouver, including the final at BC Place Stadium.