Destination Guide - Vancouver
When you think of neon lights, Vancouver probably isn’t the first city that comes to mind. Yet, in the 1950s Vancouver boasted 18,000 neon signs – that was one for every 19 residents. The city was so bright that pilots considered it to be the most illuminated city in North America. Although many neon lights have dimmed since the 1950s, Vancouver continues to shine – securing the most liveable city title according to the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2009. It’s easy to see why – pristine ski slopes, cosmopolitan culture and friendly folk make it an attractive city to do some serious living in.
Vancouver is milder than other parts of Canada. The temperature hovers around 0°C in winter (December to February) while in summer (July to August) the average is 20-25 °C.
Getting there and around
There’s a multitude of transport options in Vancouver: SkyTrain light-rail, SeaBus ferries, bus, taxis and hire car.
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