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Vancouver is truly one of the world's most beautiful places to visit or live. Vancouver, three-sided surrounded by water is a paradise and home to more than half a million citizens from all parts of the world. Possessing the mildest climate, it is one the most beautiful city of British Columbia.  Vancouver is overlooked by the Coast Mountain Range with peaks above 1,500 m (4920 feet).

It is ranked as one of the "best cities to live in" and is certainly a beautiful destination to visit.Vancouver topped the list of the world’s most livable cities for the fifth straight year, while Melbourne claimed second place from Vienna and Australian and Canadian cities dominated the list’s top 10 spots. In the annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Canadian west coast city and 2010 Winter Olympics host scored 98% on a combination of stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure — a score unchanged from last year.

Over the last 30 years, immigration has dramatically increased, making the city more ethnically and linguistically diverse. Vancouver one the most multicultural cities in the country, about 50% of Vancouver's population is immigrants with the majority coming from Asian countries.

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Vancouver has the highest proportion (per capita) of Asians of any North American city. This makes for a great selection of Oriental restaurants. It has one of the largest and oldest Chinatown in North America. Vancouver has a very ethnically diverse population: more than half of its residents have a mother tongue other than English.

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                    Vancouver has 3 professional major league sport teams.

 Canucks NHL                   BC Lions  The Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Canucks (NHL Ice Hockey)           The BC Lions (CFL Football)             The Vancouver Whitecaps

The 2010 Winter Olympics Games Vancouver.  Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines.

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