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Destination: Vancouver

First stop Kelowna, but just reading some more about Vancouver, our destination, eventually.

Vancouver is located in the southwest corner of Canada in the province of British Columbia, next to the Pacific Ocean. With a present population of about 560,000, Vancouver lies in a region of more than 2 million people. Vancouver is the largest city in the province and the third largest in Canada.

Vancouver is surrounded by water on three sides and overlooked by the Coast Range – mountains that rise abruptly to more than 1,500 m. Its climate is one of the mildest in Canada. Temperatures average 3°C in January and 18°C in July. Vancouver’s average annual precipitation is 1,219 mm. Most rainfall occurs in the winter months.

Vancouver is a major tourist destination. In addition to the city’s scenic location, visitors enjoy beautiful gardens and world-famous Stanley Park, (one of more than 180 city parks) and a combination of natural forest and parklands near the city centre.

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