Greater Vancouver

What is Greater Vancouver known for?


national research

located there. Startups headquartered in Vancouver include PlentyofFish , clubZone, and Techvibes. Greater Vancouver is also home to MDA (MacDonald Dettwiler), a pioneering space and defense company behind technologies such as the Canadarm and RADARSAT-2. Additionally, Vancouver is emerging as a world leader in fuel cell technology, accounting for 70 percent of Canadians employed in the industry. The National Research Council (National Research Council of Canada) Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation is located in Vancouver, and the headquarters of Ballard Power Systems is in neighbouring Burnaby. w:Greater Vancouver Greater Vancouver area of around 2.4 million inhabitants is the third most populous metropolitan area (w:List of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada) in the country and the most populous in Western Canada (w:Western Canada). Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality, and the fourth most densely populated city over 250,000 residents in North America, behind New York City, San Francisco, and Mexico City (w:Mexico City).


line opening

: www.straight.com article-224070 cambie-merchants-court-victory-linked-defendants-failure-mitigate-effects-canada-line "Ex-Cambie merchant's court victory linked to defendants' failure to mitigate effects of Canada Line" , ''Georgia Straight'', May 28, 2009. On the Canada Line opening day of August 17, 2009 Robertson said Greater Vancouver needed more rapid transit but the Canada Line was a "great start" and that he was a "Johnny-come-lately" to the project. "Vancouver's Canada Line starts up", ''National Post'', August 17, 2009. Other tourist attractions in Squamish include Shannon Falls waterfall; river-rafting (whitewater rafting) on the Elaho (Elaho River) and Squamish (Squamish River) rivers; wind surfing and kite surfing at the mouth of the Squamish River; snowmobiling on nearby Brohm Ridge; and bald eagle viewing in the community of Brackendale (Brackendale, British Columbia), which has one of North America's largest populations of bald eagles. Squamish is also a popular destination among Greater Vancouver hikers, mountaineers (Mountaineering) and backcountry skiers (Backcountry skiing), who visit the large provincial parks in the surrounding Coast Mountains. For water crossings, a tunnel is generally more costly to construct than a bridge. However, navigational considerations at some locations may limit the use of high bridges or drawbridge spans when crossing shipping channels, necessitating the use of a tunnel. Examples of such tunnels include the Elizabeth River (Elizabeth River (Virginia)) tunnels, in the United States, between Norfolk (Norfolk, Virginia) and Portsmouth, Virginia and the George Massey Tunnel in Greater Vancouver, Canada. Rogers is now retired from a career as an airline pilot. He is married with four grown children. Although less active in judo today he still frequents local tournaments and from time to time is an invited guest coach at clubs throughout Greater Vancouver, British Columbia. thumb right 200px Old logo and red, blue and white paint scheme is still seen on most buses in operation. 1978-2009 (Image:BC Transit logo.png) '''BC Transit''' is a provincial crown agency responsible for coordinating the delivery of public transportation within British Columbia, Canada, outside of Greater Vancouver. BC Transit is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia. Canada (Vancouver (Greater Vancouver) and Toronto (Greater Toronto)), United Kingdom (London, Glasgow, and Manchester), Australia (Sydney (Greater Sydney) and Melbourne), and the United States (San Francisco (San Francisco Bay Area) and New York (New York metropolitan area)) were, by and large, the most popular destinations. The United Kingdom devised the British Nationality Selection Scheme, granting 50,000 families British citizenship under the British Nationality Act (Hong Kong) 1990 (British nationality law and Hong Kong). Vancouver was among the most popular destinations, so much so that Richmond (Richmond, British Columbia) (a suburb of Vancouver) earned the nickname of "Little Hong Kong" and "New Chinatown", and for the city itself, "HongCouver". Other popular settlements are found in Auckland, New Zealand and Singapore and Dublin, Ireland (Ireland (state)). All in all, from the start of the settlement of the negotiation in 1984 to 1997, nearly 1 million people emigrated; consequently, Hong Kong suffered serious loss of capital. Fosh, Patricia. Chan, Andy. Chow, Wilson WS. Snape, Ed. Westwood, Robert. 2000 (2000) Hong Kong Management and Labour. United Kingdom: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-22269-9. '''Anmore''' (2006 Population (Canada 2006 Census) 1,785), British Columbia, Canada, is a village municipality in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, north of the city of Port Moody and along the shores of the Indian Arm. It is one of three politically independent villages (municipalities with populations under 2,500) in the Greater Vancouver area, the others being its neighbour, Belcarra, and Lions Bay. There are seven Thrifty Foods locations in the Greater Vancouver area, including Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia), Tsawwassen, Coquitlam, New Westminster, South Surrey, Port Moody, and North Vancouver (North Vancouver, British Columbia). One store is located on Saltspring Island and the remainder of the stores are on Vancouver Island. The company's main head office and distribution centre is located in Central Saanich, British Columbia, a suburb of Greater Victoria (Greater Victoria, British Columbia). '''Barnston Island''' is an unincorporated (unincorporated area) island located in the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area of British Columbia, Canada. Most of the island is part of the Greater Vancouver Electoral Area A (Greater Vancouver Electoral Area A, British Columbia); the remainder is '''Barnston Island Indian Reserve No. 3''', which is outside Electoral Area A limits and is under the governance of the Katzie First Nation, headquartered across the river at their main reserve in Pitt Meadows. Although the island is unincorporated and not officially part of any municipality, mailing addresses on the island use Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia) as the city name. Technology Because of its local universities and reputation for having a very high standard of living, Vancouver has a growing high-technology sector - including software development such as Maximizer Software and e-commerce such as Cymax Stores. Foreign technology companies which have an established operational presence in Vancouver include IBM, Nokia, Microsoft, Intel, Amazon (Amazon.com), Netapp (via acquisition of Bycast), Broadcom (via acquisition of HotHaus Technologies) CDC Software (via acquisition of Pivotal Corporation), McKesson Corporation (via acquisition of locally based startup ALI Technologies Corp), SAP (SAP AG) (via acquisition of Business Objects, which itself had previously acquired Crystal Decisions), Kodak (via acquisition of Creo), and Ericsson (via acquisition of Redback Networks, which itself had previously acquired a locally based startup, Abatis Systems). The city has also developed a particularly large cluster (business cluster) of video game developers, the largest of which, Electronic Arts, employs over two thousand people. Vancouver also has a nascent tech startup (Startup company) scene, with startup accelerators BootUp Labsand GrowLab being located there. Startups headquartered in Vancouver include PlentyofFish , clubZone, and Techvibes. Greater Vancouver is also home to MDA (MacDonald Dettwiler), a pioneering space and defense company behind technologies such as the Canadarm and RADARSAT-2. Additionally, Vancouver is emerging as a world leader in fuel cell technology, accounting for 70 percent of Canadians employed in the industry. The National Research Council (National Research Council of Canada) Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation is located in Vancouver, and the headquarters of Ballard Power Systems is in neighbouring Burnaby. w:Greater Vancouver Greater Vancouver area of around 2.4 million inhabitants is the third most populous metropolitan area (w:List of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada) in the country and the most populous in Western Canada (w:Western Canada). Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality, and the fourth most densely populated city over 250,000 residents in North America, behind New York City, San Francisco, and Mexico City (w:Mexico City).


liberal support

. In 2011, the Liberals were reduced to two seats, both located in Vancouver. However, in the past, Liberal support has been strong on the North Shore (especially in West Vancouver and North Vancouver) and in some of Vancouver's suburbs. Following the 1993 election (Canadian federal election, 1993), the Liberals held every seat but one in Vancouver. Between 1993 and 2008, Liberals held the seat of Richmond (except for a brief stint between 2000 and 2002), and Sukh Dhaliwal was the Liberal


film industry

include wilderness and agricultural areas within that regional district. Usage of the term "Greater Vancouver" is not consistent. In local use it tends to refer to urban and suburban areas only, and does not include parts of the regional district such as Bowen Island, although industries such as the film industry even include Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia), Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) and Hope (Hope, British Columbia) as being in "the Vancouver area


vancouver

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red blue

with four grown children. Although less active in judo today he still frequents local tournaments and from time to time is an invited guest coach at clubs throughout Greater Vancouver, British Columbia. thumb right 200px Old logo and red, blue and white paint scheme is still seen on most buses in operation. 1978-2009 (Image:BC Transit logo.png) '''BC Transit''' is a provincial crown agency responsible for coordinating the delivery of public transportation within British Columbia


driving frequent

as local service arterial roads that combine high posted speeds with heavy signalization that leads to frequent T-bone collisions at numerous level crossover intersections, especially those that handle high volumes of left-turning and cross-traffic. A very long narrow winding section of Highway 1 over the Malahat (Malahat, British Columbia) is extremely hazardous and requires very slow driving. Frequent accidents can close the Malahat route for up to 24 hours at a time. Plans for a grade


production industry

of filming locations in the British Columbia Interior '''Vancouver, British Columbia''' has a large film and television production industry, which earned it the nickname "Hollywood North." It usually serves as a substitute location (Filming location#Substitute locations) for other cities and locales. This is a list, arranged by region, of films and television series shot in the Lower Mainland, including several prominent filming locations in Greater Vancouver


independent member

'''Barnston Island''' is an unincorporated (unincorporated area) island located in the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area of British Columbia, Canada. Most of the island is part of the Greater Vancouver Electoral Area A (Greater Vancouver Electoral Area A, British Columbia); the remainder is '''Barnston Island Indian Reserve No. 3''', which is outside Electoral Area A limits and is under the governance of the Katzie First Nation, headquartered across the river at their main reserve in Pitt Meadows. Although the island is unincorporated and not officially part of any municipality, mailing addresses on the island use Surrey (Surrey, British Columbia) as the city name. Technology Because of its local universities and reputation for having a very high standard of living, Vancouver has a growing high-technology sector - including software development such as Maximizer Software and e-commerce such as Cymax Stores. Foreign technology companies which have an established operational presence in Vancouver include IBM, Nokia, Microsoft, Intel, Amazon (Amazon.com), Netapp (via acquisition of Bycast), Broadcom (via acquisition of HotHaus Technologies) CDC Software (via acquisition of Pivotal Corporation), McKesson Corporation (via acquisition of locally based startup ALI Technologies Corp), SAP (SAP AG) (via acquisition of Business Objects, which itself had previously acquired Crystal Decisions), Kodak (via acquisition of Creo), and Ericsson (via acquisition of Redback Networks, which itself had previously acquired a locally based startup, Abatis Systems). The city has also developed a particularly large cluster (business cluster) of video game developers, the largest of which, Electronic Arts, employs over two thousand people. Vancouver also has a nascent tech startup (Startup company) scene, with startup accelerators BootUp Labsand GrowLab being located there. Startups headquartered in Vancouver include PlentyofFish , clubZone, and Techvibes. Greater Vancouver is also home to MDA (MacDonald Dettwiler), a pioneering space and defense company behind technologies such as the Canadarm and RADARSAT-2. Additionally, Vancouver is emerging as a world leader in fuel cell technology, accounting for 70 percent of Canadians employed in the industry. The National Research Council (National Research Council of Canada) Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation is located in Vancouver, and the headquarters of Ballard Power Systems is in neighbouring Burnaby. w:Greater Vancouver Greater Vancouver area of around 2.4 million inhabitants is the third most populous metropolitan area (w:List of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada) in the country and the most populous in Western Canada (w:Western Canada). Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality, and the fourth most densely populated city over 250,000 residents in North America, behind New York City, San Francisco, and Mexico City (w:Mexico City).


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;!--Infobox ends-- '''Greater Vancouver''', also known as '''Metro Vancouver''', is the metropolitan area with its major urban centre being the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The term "Greater Vancouver" is roughly coterminous with the geographic area governed by the Metro Vancouver regional district, though it predates the 1966 creation of the regional district. It is often used to include areas beyond the boundaries of the regional district but does not generally

include wilderness and agricultural areas within that regional district. Usage of the term "Greater Vancouver" is not consistent. In local use it tends to refer to urban and suburban areas only, and does not include parts of the regional district such as Bowen Island, although industries such as the film industry even include Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia), Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) and Hope (Hope, British Columbia) as being in "the Vancouver area

" or "in Greater Vancouver". The business community often includes adjoining towns and cities such as Mission (Mission, British Columbia), Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia), Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia) within their use of the term "Greater Vancouver", though since the creation of the term "Metro Vancouver", that has come to be used in the media interchangeably with the name of the region

Greater Vancouver

'''Greater Vancouver''', also known as '''Metro Vancouver''', is the metropolitan area with its major urban centre being the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The term "Greater Vancouver" is roughly coterminous with the geographic area governed by the Metro Vancouver regional district, though it predates the 1966 creation of the regional district. It is often used to include areas beyond the boundaries of the regional district but does not generally include wilderness and agricultural areas within that regional district.

Usage of the term "Greater Vancouver" is not consistent. In local use it tends to refer to urban and suburban areas only, and does not include parts of the regional district such as Bowen Island, although industries such as the film industry even include Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia), Whistler (Whistler, British Columbia) and Hope (Hope, British Columbia) as being in "the Vancouver area" or "in Greater Vancouver". The business community often includes adjoining towns and cities such as Mission (Mission, British Columbia), Chilliwack (Chilliwack, British Columbia), Abbotsford (Abbotsford, British Columbia) and Squamish (Squamish, British Columbia) within their use of the term "Greater Vancouver", though since the creation of the term "Metro Vancouver", that has come to be used in the media interchangeably with the name of the region and or regional district.

As a geographic region, Greater Vancouver is part of the Lower Mainland, one of British Columbia's three main geospatial cultural divisions, and overlaps with the Lower Fraser Valley, with the Central and Upper Fraser Valley areas to the east being in the Fraser Valley Regional District, which was created from two others upon the expansion of the Greater Vancouver Regional District to include Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Other forms of regional governance and administration whose jurisdiction Greater Vancouver is in are the North Vancouver and Coquitlam Forests Districts, and the Ministry of Environment's Lower Mainland Region (which includes the Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast (British Columbia)), the Fraser Health Authority and the New Westminster Land District, among others).

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