As Vancouver native son Douglas Coupland wrote in about you people and your Mc Jobs, “you have to live with the fact that history will ignore you.”In Vancouver, quality of life is everything, with the city rated “the most livable city” in the world eight times.
Sophisticated without being snooty, beautiful while still approachable, the city is like a supermodel with smarts and a good personality.
For a look into an even older era, take the entertaining Underground Tour beneath the streets and into a time capsule of the city from before the Great Fire.
In the face of all Seattle’s history, Vancouver seems like it was just built last week.
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