Vancouver, BC, Canada

The city takes its name from George Vancouver, who explored the inner harbour of Burrard Inlet in 1792 and gave various places British names. The family name “Vancouver” itself originates from the Dutch “Van Coevorden”, denoting somebody from the city of Coevorden, Netherlands. The explorer’s ancestors came to England “from Coevorden”, which is the origin of the name that eventually became “Vancouver”. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada: 52% of its residents have a first language other than English, roughly 30% of the city’s inhabitants are of Chinese heritage. Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city ranked among the top-ten of the world’s most well-living cities for five consecutive years.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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