About a year ago I did something I never do. I wrote about a place I hadn’t been yet. But it was Olympics time and it was in Vancouver. I got swept up in the excitement and knew I’d go someday. Now I have. If you want to tour Vancouver, it is a manageable and walkable, green town. As far as cities go, it’s fairly small. With a population of about 600,000, it’s about the size of another cool city, Portland. Vancouver seems like one of the most outdoorsy cities I’ve ever been to – when you have a backdrop of snow-capped mountains on one side and tons of coastline all around, you know it’s a healthy and active place. But don’t get me wrong, it’s still a city with glass and steel skyscrapers rising high, but interestingly enough 90% of these buildings are residential as I was told by my bike tour guide, Josie. Seems like a cool place to live and if you think so, I guess there’s room for you too.
For more info on Vancouver and it’s different ‘hoods read my earlier post.