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- The ultimate insider's guide to Vancouver - Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides - Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide - Appeals to both the local market (more than 630,000 people call Vancouver home) and the tourist market (more than 10 million people visit Vancouver every year ) - Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs Often referred to as Canada's 'Evergreen Playground' Vancouver is a unique and breathtakingly beautiful city nestled between the ocean, mountains and forests. Its pristine fresh surroundings and mild laid-back climate has always attracted artists, writers, thinkers and tinkers, and dreamers of every variety; over time they have left their indelible creative mark on this relatively young city. The outcome is a treasure trove of hidden sculptures, secret tree forts, quirky coffee shops, undiscovered galleries, eclectic stores, totem poles and bike lanes that wind around floatplanes and houseboats. From the glistening new glass and chrome towers of Downtown, to the worn cobblestone streets of Gastown, and the red pagodas of Chinatown, each neighborhood in the city contributes to a rich cultural mosaic. Diversity is not only celebrated in Vancouver, but it's as widespread as the city's frequent rain showers. Just as the seawall, which winds its way around Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park presents a new and fresh attraction around every corner, 111 Places Vancouver puts you on a path to discover new insights and perspectives on Canada's beloved west coast gem.
About the Author
With pen in hand and camera strapped around his neck Dave Doroghy has visited over 50 different countries. A rarity, unlike most of the city's inhabitants he was actually born in Vancouver and spent most of his life living and working downtown. His careers have spanned radio broadcasting, advertising and finally 20 years in sports marketing where he was the Vice President of the former NBA Vancouver Grizzlies and more recently the Director of Sponsorship Sales for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Dave now lives on a floating home just outside of the city where he raises bees. Graeme Menzies has lived in seven cities across Canada, in the United States, England, and Brazil, but still thinks Vancouver is the prettiest of them all. An international marketing and communications professional with past experience in the arts, public policy, technology, sport, and higher education, Graeme's curiosity fuels his passion for discovering new places and for shedding new light on old ones.