Vancouver - How well can you translate the words?

Hi, welcome to, I'm your host, Christie. Today, we'll be profiling a city that is constantly rated as one of the most livable cities in the world: Vancouver.

Vancouver is the largest city in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. It's surrounded by water on three sides and is nestled alongside the coast mountain range. The city provides a stunning natural environment perfect for the pursuit of almost any recreational activity.

It is home to spectacular natural scenery and a bustling metropolitan core, and boasts one of the mildest climates in Canada.

Vancouver's climate in unusually temperate by Canadian standards. Its winters are the fourth warmest of Canadians. Summer months are quite sunny with moderate temperatures.

The city of Vancouver supports a wide range of destination sites. From more than one hundred and ninety parks to three different civic theaters, there are interesting places to visit for tourists and residents alike.

The city is growing rapidly, and the greater Vancouver regional district population is projected to reach 2,6 million by 2020.
Vancouver has been called a city of neighborhoods, each with a distinct character and ethnic mix. The Chinese are by far the largest visible ethnic group in the city. Bilingual street signs can be seen in various neighborhoods including Chinatown and Punjabi Market. There is also a small community of aboriginal people in Vancouver as well as in the surrounding metropolitan region, making Vancouver the largest native community in the province.

Vancouver is one of the few cities in the world that boasts the ability to ski the slope and sail in the bay all in the same day.

In the last decade, Vancouver has become one of the top dining cities in the world, filled with superb restaurants of all kinds.

Vancouver is constantly rated as one of the three most livable cities in the world, based on the categories of ambiance, friendliness, culture and sights, restaurants, lodging and shopping.

This is just one of the city's many awards and accolades that clearly demonstrate the many reasons to visit Vancouver.

As the proud host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic winter games, Vancouver looks ahead to ongoing growth and great success in tourism, hospitality and business service each year.

Whether you plan for a vacation entails relaxation and beautiful scenery or physical activity and adventure, there is something in the city for everyone to enjoy and appreciate.