Vancouver

Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia. Named after the British captain George Vancouver, it was the host to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver

Is Vancouver an overrated travel destination?

That depends on what the traveller is looking for. It's like asking if a certain movie is overrated. Everyone looks for something different in a travel destination. Vancouver is clean, huge, multicultural and stunningly gorgeous. It offers just about every sports and leisure activity you could want. Skiing, windsurfing, hiking, world-class dining, theatre, concerts, whale watching, fishing, festivals, and even a legal nude beach. The greater Vancouver area has about 1.5 million people and is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and ocean islands. The people (by American standards) are polite. The best time to travel is from May to the end of September. Vancouver gets very little snow in the winter but many days of rain.

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Landforms
Road Distance
British Columbia
Vancouver

What is the distance between Port Moody and Vancouver British Columbia?

Port Moody is about 26 kilometers (16 miles) east of Vancouver.

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LEGO
Vancouver

Is there a Lego store in Vancouver BC?

Yes, it is located at Oakridge Centre - 650 West 41st Avenue; phone (604) 261-7747.

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Elevations
Vancouver

What is the elevation of Vancouver above Sea Level?

2 meter or 7 feet...

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Bus Travel
Vancouver
Edmonton

How long is a greyhound bus from Vancouver to Edmonton?

About 16 hours and 14 minutes with no stops.

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US Civil War
New York
Middle Ages
Vancouver

What fort was built on the Hudson?

Well, there were a number of forts built along the Hudson river at different times and places. The most famous one though was West Point, named simply after its location. This was a critical strategic fortification during the Revolutionary War. American pssession of it made it impossible for the British to exploit their control of New York City by advancing up the river. Bendict Arnold committed treason by attempting to surrender the fort to the British. It became the home of the United States Military Academy in the early 1800s. Michael Montagne

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California
Flight Times
Los Angeles
Vancouver
Calgary

How long is a flight from Los Angeles California to Calgary Canada?

Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Calgary, AB (YYC)

Shortest Flight Duration 2 hours 55 mins

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Kenya
Flight Times
Vancouver

How long is the flight from Vancouver to Nairobi?

There are no direct flights from Vancouver (BC, Canada) to Nairobi (Kenya). Most flightpaths go via Europe, where the major connecting cities are London (England), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Frankfurt (Germany). These flights are generally 9 to 10 hours long from Vancouver, and encompass the majority of the time change (England is 8 hours ahead and Western Europe 9 hours ahead of Vancouver. Kenya is only 1 time zone ahead of Western Europe (2 ahead of England), though Kenya does not observe Daylight Savings Time). From London, Amsterdam or Frankfurt, there is a further 8 to 9 hour flight to Nairobi.

Total Flying time: 17-19 hours + Layover.

Total Flight Distance between Vancouver and Nairobi (Direct): 14,357 km (8,921 miles or 7,752 nautical miles.)

Total Time Change: Nairobi is: 10 hours ahead during Daylight Savings Time in Vancouver (Summer) or 11 hours ahead during Standard Time in Vancouver (Winter)
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Canada
Restaurants and Dining Establishments
Middle Ages
Vancouver

Does Vancouver have a medieval restaurant?

nope

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Distances and Travel Times
Road Distance
British Columbia
Vancouver

How many kilometers from Vancouver BC to Kelowna BC?

423 or 389kms.

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Ontario
Toronto
British Columbia
Vancouver

Where can you buy Horlicks in Ontario Canada?

Absolutely everywhere in Toronto! No Frill's, Food Basics, plus Muslim and Indian grocery shops.

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Travel & Places
History of Canada
Explorers and Expeditions
Vancouver

What did George Vancouver explore?

George Vancouver discovered Vancouver Island and proved it was truly an Island. Running Head: George Vancouver's life George Vancouver's life Everything about George Vancouver Abstract Along the Pacific coast George Vancouver made many discoveries. He was the sixth child of his family his five siblings were Mary, Bridget, Sarah, John and Charles. His family was originally Dutch. Amazingly at the age of thirteen he joined the navy as James Cook's midshipman on his second voyage. The job was secured by his father. Body George Vancouver was born in Lings Lynn, England on June, 22, 1757. Kings Lynn was a busy sea port; his father was able to secure the job as midshipman aboard the H.M.S Resolution James Cooks ship during his second voyage. When he returned to England he was placed as lieutenant aboard the H.M.S Fame. Prior to that he served in a West Indies station to survey Kingston harbor and Port Royal. In seventeen eighty-nine the royal navy was planning a voyage to survey the south pacific whaling grounds and also to take back Nookta Sound. The expedition was led by Vancouver in command. The expedition left England with two ships in April of 1791. The expeditions first year they visited Cape Town, Australia, Tahiti, and China, from every destination they collected botanical samples, and survey the land. He went along to North America. There he encountered American captain Robert Gray going up the Columbia River. Vancouver kept traveling north to the Strait of San Fuca. He ordered his men to survey all around them up to the frigid waters of Alaska. Most of that work was done in small sail boats or row boats. The first European to enter the Burrard Inlet was George Vancouver. He named it after his friend sir harry burrard. In addition he surveyed the Howe inlet and the Jarvis sound. On George Vancouver's thirty-fifth birthday they unexpectedly met a Spanish expedition, Cayetano Flores. They explored the Georgia Strait and Discovery Islands for three weeks before parting. When the surveying season ended they returned to Nookta. The Spanish were also there too. Cuarda and Vancouver exchanged maps. They decided to wait for further instructions of what to do. So for the time they called it Cuarda y Vancouver Island. Later the name was shortened to Vancouver Island. He returned to England in 1795. He had made a circumnavigation. When he returned to England he faced difficulties. He died in 1798 at the age of 40. There are many memorials of George Vancouver today. Two cities are named after him. There are statues of him in Kings Lynn and Vancouver, Canada. Although he was assaulted in the street, embarrassed by a news paper and had mutiny plotted against him people appreciate him now.

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Distances and Travel Times
Thailand
Pokemon Ruby Sapphire and Emerald
Vancouver

How far away is Thailand from Vancouver Island?

A flight from Victoria, BC, to Bangkok, with stops in Vancouver and Tokyo, lasts around 21 hours. The distance is about 12,000 km.

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Cruises and Ocean Liners
Airports
Vancouver
Brooklyn NYC

How far is the Vancouver's airport from the cruise ship docks?

In regular traffic, it takes about 45 minutes to get from Vancouver's airport, which is located in Richmond, to the cruise ship terminals that are located in downtown Vancouver. Morning rush hour is heavy from 7am - 10am and afternoon rush hour is from 3pm - 7pm, so give yourself extra time during these periods. Also keep in mind that there are two cruise ship terminals: Canada Place and Ballantyne Pier - they are about a 5 minute drive apart. With the introduction of the Canada Line rapid transit system in 2009, the train from the airport to Waterfront Station (2 blocks from Canada Place) takes less than 30 minutes.

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Distances and Travel Times
San Francisco
Vancouver

How far is Vancouver Canada from San Francisco California?

The distance in miles between Vancouver, B.C. and San Francisco, CA, as per geobytes.com/CityDistanceTool.htm, is 799 miles or 1286 kilometers. I believe the drive can be made in under 20 hours, ignoring speed limits.

The city of Vancouver is in the province of British Columbia (B.C.). You may not care, but if you ever want to impress a Canadian, refrain from referring to cities in Canada in the ", " form (e.g. Vancouver, Canada).

Canada is much larger in area than the US (although with fewer cities) and it is aggravating to hear Canada referred to like a state. To really impress a Canadian, don't use the name of our country at all, just write "Vancouver, B.C." or "Toronto, ON." Hearing "Toronto, Canada" would be as silly to a Canadian as I imagine "New York, U.S.A" would be to an American, although maybe "Los Angeles, U.S.A." would be a better example as New York is also a state.

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United States of America
Driving Times
Toronto
Vancouver
United States

How long does it take to drive from Toronto Canada to Vancouver Canada?

Depending on the route one takes and how long you drive each day, the answer can vary. As a rough estimate, the trip takes 3 to 5 days. Be aware that the below information does not include stops for fuel, food, rest, etc. Nor does it take into account road or weather conditions. From Vancouver via the northern U.S. (Seattle, Spokane, Billings, Fargo, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit) the estimated driving time is approximately 41 hours. Total distance: 2720 miles, or 4350 kilometres. The most direct highway route through Canada (Kamloops, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury) results in an estimated driving time of 52 hours. Total distance: Just under 2750 miles or 4400 kilometres. Note that the more than 10-hour difference over two such similar distances reflects the fact that many parts of the Canadian route (particularly in British Columbia and Ontario) are highways with lower speed limits than most Interstates. See the Related Link for "Mapquest" to the bottom for more details on this answer. Driving directions to Vancouver, BC, Canada

4,373 km - about 1 day 16 hours

http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=Las%20Vegas%20Nevada%20to%20Phoenix%20Arizona%3F

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Clothing
Women's Clothing
Vancouver

Where can you find a dress like the cocoa colored one in the Pantene commercial?

I have the dress and it came out at least 3 years ago. It is a BCBG and costs about $280 ish.

If you like it, you can customize it.

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Distances and Travel Times
Flight Times
Vancouver

How many hours is a flight from Vancouver BC to Cancun?

5 hours and 40 minutes

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Google
Saltwater Fish
Rays
Vancouver

Where can you find information about Hexatrygon bickelli -- also known as the stingray?

Please see the link below, which may be a good starting point.

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Stanley Cup
Vancouver

When was the last time Vancouver won the Stanley cup?

1915 was the last time Vancouver won the Stanley Cup. At this time, the hockey team in Vancouver was the Millionaires, of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA).

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Australia
Flight Times
British Columbia
Vancouver

How far is it from Vancouver BC to Sydney Australia?

Distance between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Sydney, Australia: 7757 miles (12484 km) (6741 nautical miles)

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Acronyms & Abbreviations
Alberta
Vancouver

What is the abbreviation for Canada?

The abbreviation for Canada is CAN.

The abbreviation for Canadian is CDN.

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Restaurants and Dining Establishments
Fast Food
McDonald's
Vancouver

Where is the floating McDonald's restaurant now that was part of Expo 86 in Vancouver?

Today, the McBarge is anchored just offshore in Burrard Inlet in British Columbia

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Business & Finance
International Government
Vancouver
Calgary

Where is Kirby freight international located?

main office is located in Denver Colorado .. i used them several times and they are ok

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Distances and Travel Times
Road Distance
Air Miles
Vancouver

How many miles is it from Honolulu to Vancouver?

The distance is straight path from one place to another place. There might be slight difference between the actual distance and the above mentioned distance because of the route chosen.The distance between the above mentioned places is 6387.00 miles approximately.

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