Welcome to the BLOCKWALK - Vancouver index!
particular pages are all about the City of Vancouver and its companion cities,
voted the #1 place to live in all of the world! (see foot
note **) Actually, this is the second year in a row Vancouver has had
this honour and it is not alone. Zurich tied with Vancouver, but we haven't
walked the blocks of Zurich, yet.
Vancouver is the largest city in the
province of British Columbia, Canada. It is situated in the southwestern corner
of the province, located approximately 40 kilometres north of the Washington
State border. Vancouver is surrounded on three sides by water - Burrard Inlet
to the north, the Straight of Georgia separating Vancouver from Vancouver
Island to the west, and the north arm of the Fraser River to the south. The
view to the north is of the nearby coastal mountains rising to the height of
3,048 feet in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The City of Burnaby is to the
east, the City of Richmond is to the south and the Strait of Georgia is to the
west. Vancouver's strategic location has helped it to take a leading position
in trade. It is near mid-point on the west coast of North America, and is
equidistant by air from London and Tokyo. With a geographic surface area of 44
square miles, Vancouver is the second smallest area of eight major Canadian
cities. The metropolitan area of 1,076 square miles is the third largest
metropolitan area in Canada.
The City of Vancouver is part of a
conglomeration of cities. The Greater Vancouver area includes West Vancouver,
North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, Coquitlam, North
Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Surrey, North Delta, Ladner,
Tsawwassen and White Rock.
** The #1 rating was
achieved by the rating system of the William M. Mercer company, the world's
largest human resource consulantancy. The survey takes into consideration many
quality of life factors.