Vancouver ( (listen)) is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre, which makes it the fifth-most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America behind New York City, Guadalajara, San Francisco, and Mexico City according to the 2011 census. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada according to that census; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. Roughly 30% of the city's inhabitants are of Chinese heritage. Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city.
Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life,
and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city ranked among the top-ten of the world's most well-living cities
for five consecutive years.
Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009; and the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city. In 2014, following thirty years in California, the TED conference made Vancouver its indefinite home. Several matches of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup were played in Vancouver, including the final at BC Place.
Harbour Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Credit: Arnold C (Buchanan-Hermit)
Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-born actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, author, and former show girl. Anderson is best known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990. For a time, she was known as Pamela Anderson Lee (or Pamela Lee Anderson) after marrying Mötley Crüe drummer, Tommy Lee. She holds both American and Canadian citizenship.
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
is a Canadian soccer
club in Vancouver
, British Columbia
. The club was moved up to the USSF Division 1 after the ownership group of Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo
, Jeff Mallett
, and Steve Nash
was awarded a Major League Soccer
(MLS) franchise to play in Vancouver. Whitecaps FC began playing competitive soccer in the 2011 season
, joining the Western Conference
of MLS. It plays its home games at BC Place
. The current Whitecaps FC is the third soccer team from Vancouver to bear the Whitecaps
name. The tradition was started by Vancouver's North American Soccer League team
in 1974, and continued by the city's Canadian Soccer League
and United Soccer Leagues side
, formed in 1986. The current iteration named Whitecaps FC played its first MLS game on March 19, 2011, a 4–2 victory against Toronto FC
. French striker Éric Hassli
scored the first goal in Whitecaps FC history.
As of February 24, 201456 players (four goalkeepers and fifty-two outfielders) have participated in at least one MLS regular season match for Whitecaps FC. Brazilian striker Camilo Sanvezzo leads the club in both all-time MLS appearances (102) and all-time MLS goals (43). Three goalkeepers and forty-three outfield players have participated in at least one Voyageurs Cup or Canadian Championship match. Camilo Sanvezzo is also the MLS club's all-time leading goal scorer in Voyageurs Cup play, with four goals. One goalkeeper and thirteen outfield players participated in the only MLS Cup Playoffs match in the MLS Whitecaps FC history. Jamaican striker Darren Mattocks scored the lone Whitecaps FC goal in that match, a 2–1 loss against Los Angeles Galaxy in the knockout round of the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs. The MLS version of Whitecaps FC have never participated in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Vancouver, BC viewed from the south with mountains behind.
Credit: Matthew Field (Mfield)