Vancouver, British Columbia – A green city

Vancouver is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Population is so mixed that there is no discernible minority. The proportion of inhabitants with Asian roots has risen in the past 20 years to more than one third. One of the main attractions is Stanley Park, few minutes away from downtown. The green space is more than 4 km2 big and in the eastern part more a well-groomed park, in the west the rainforest stayed nearly untouched. You can circumnavigate the park by car or bicycle. An 81 km long network of roads, not accessible to motorized vehicles, passes through the green area. You can see Canada Place from here, a building that reminds of a sailing boat, which was erected for Expo 1986. You can glance at Lions Gate Bridge and at downtown as well with its new high-rise buildings with turquoise-coloured fronts that change their colour according to the way the sun’s rays fall. Right behind Stanley Park is English Bay. From the beautiful sandy beach you have a view to city, harbour, and the Coast Mountains. At sunset dozens of spectators and photographers gather when water, sun, clouds, mountains, and ships come colourfully together.

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