12 Facts About Vancouver British Columbia

1. City of Vancouver British Columbia has taken a number of steps to become a sustainable city.

FactSnippet No. 431,760 - en.wikipedia.org

2. City of Vancouver British Columbia was one of the first cities in Canada to enter into an international sister cities arrangement.

FactSnippet No. 431,759 - en.wikipedia.org

3. In 2015, Vancouver British Columbia was one of six venues for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and hosted the Final game between the United States and Japan.

FactSnippet No. 431,758 - en.wikipedia.org

4. In 2011, Vancouver British Columbia hosted the Grey Cup, the Canadian Football League championship game which is awarded every year to a different city which has a CFL team.

FactSnippet No. 431,756 - en.wikipedia.org

5. In 2012, Vancouver British Columbia had the worst traffic congestion in Canada and the second-highest in North America, behind Los Angeles.

FactSnippet No. 431,751 - en.wikipedia.org

6. In 2011 Vancouver British Columbia slipped to fourth place overall at 1.19 billion, although the region still leads Canada in foreign production.

FactSnippet No. 431,748 - en.wikipedia.org

7. In 2012, Vancouver British Columbia was ranked by Demographia as the second-most unaffordable city in the world, rated as even more severely unaffordable in 2012 than in 2011.

FactSnippet No. 431,736 - en.wikipedia.org

8. In recent years, Vancouver British Columbia has become a centre for software development, biotechnology, aerospace, video game development, animation studios and television production and film industry.

FactSnippet No. 431,734 - en.wikipedia.org

9. In contrast, according to Forbes, Vancouver British Columbia had the sixth-most overpriced real estate market in the world and was second-highest in North America after Los Angeles in 2007.

FactSnippet No. 431,727 - en.wikipedia.org

10. Until the city's naming in 1885, "Vancouver British Columbia" referred to Vancouver Island, and it remains a common misconception that the city is located on the island.

FactSnippet No. 431,722 - en.wikipedia.org

11. Economy of early Vancouver British Columbia was dominated by large companies such as the CPR, which fuelled economic activity and led to the rapid development of the new city; in fact, the CPR was the main real estate owner and housing developer in the city.

FactSnippet No. 431,720 - en.wikipedia.org

12. City of Vancouver British Columbia was incorporated on April 6, 1886, the same year that the first transcontinental train arrived.

FactSnippet No. 431,719 - en.wikipedia.org