11 Facts About Vancouver Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10. Economy of early Vancouver Canada 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.

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11. City of Vancouver Canada was incorporated on April 6, 1886, the same year that the first transcontinental train arrived.

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