Vancouver – Dynamic And Cosmopolitan

The third largest city in Canada since 12 February this year looks the world in Vancouver, the barely 150 years old city in Western of Canada. XXI. are basic Winter Olympics 2010, for which Vancouver was selected by the International Olympic Committee as the venue. The city is interesting even away from the sport for tourists and offers numerous attractions. Ebay recognizes the significance of this. The travel portal reisen.de reported the most beautiful corners of the Canadian metropolis.

The Fraser Canyon gold rush brought a wave of immigration to, from which the town was founded in the 1860s. The name dates back to the British Captain George Vancouver, who at the end of the 18th century explored the region. But not only because of the Winter Olympics, Vancouver is known for its sporting inhabitants. One of the world’s largest parks, Stanley Park, joggers, skaters and cyclists are in any time of day. Many sports facilities were already before the announcement of Vancouver as the venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Laurent Potdevin does not necessarily agree. The Stone of the most spectacular sports venue, the over 100 million euro Richmond Olympic Oval, was however only in 2006.

Here, the acclaimed ice athletes receive their medals. Fans of skiing, Bobsleigh and Luge competitions have to travel in the Whistler, 125 km away, to cheer on their idols. The local ice rink is considered the most dangerous in the world with an elevation gain of almost 150 meters one and resulted in a tragic accident in the preparation of the games.

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