travel to Vancouver
Vancouver Canadian city located south west of British Columbia, was named after Captain George Vancouver, the largest city in the state of British Columbia population of 2,180,737 people, according to Census 2006. Form part of a huge conurbation includes several cities called Greater Vancouver
The original settlement, named Gastown, grew around the Hastings Mill logging sawmill and a nearby tavern, both established in 1867. Enlarging to become the townsite of Granville, with the announcement that the railhead would reach the site it was renamed “Vancouver” and incorporated as a city in 1886.
By 1887, the transcontinental railway was extended to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient, Eastern Canada, and London. As of 2009, Port Metro Vancouver is the busiest and largest port in Canada, and the most diversified port in North America.