The History of Vancouver

We won't get into the deeper details on the history of Vancouver, but here it is in a nutshell:

  • The city of Vancouver was named after the British naval captain George Vancouver, just in case you didn't know what George V. accomplished - he worked at the Royal Navy since the age of 13. He was also an explorer ( just like Magellan? ), a surveyor and a negotiator and was the commander of the northwest coast of North America in the 1770's.
  • The First Nations people were one of the early settlers.
  • Vancouver is the largest city within the province of British Columbia and it is Canada's third largest city.
  • Vancouver is located north of Washington State, in the U.S.
  • It was called Granville in the 1870's.
  • Local and foreign immigrants had made the city a popular choice.
  • Gastown was one of the popular spots in the city.
  • There is not only a Chinatown here, but also a Japantown.

The above are just some of the basic historical facts and figures of the city, you just got to visit Vancouver to get a feel of its past and modern, multi-cultural atmosphere.


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