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VANCOUVER CULTURE - CULTURE IN VANCOUVER BC

Vancouver CultureVancouver Culture – Vancouver is a melting pot of North American, European, African, and Asian culture. There are dozens of languages, cuisines, and cultures that are ready to greet tourists upon their arrival. Amidst the cosmopolitan face, Vancouver is also a highly spiritual place, since it has many worship places from many different faiths.

Because of a myriad of cultures that come together in the city, Vancouver as a whole is very open-minded. It has the largest gay population in Western Canada, and has many special events and establishments that cater to gay subculture.

The city is also easily accessible to people with special needs. Whether using wheelchairs, white canes, or hearing aids, people with special needs can get around Vancouver worry-free.

Culture in Vancouver BCThe balance between a natural setting and a cityscape provides Vancouverites with many different kinds of activities. Outdoor activities are popular year-round, and both summer and winter activities are plentiful. The arts scene is also flourishing, and tourists and locals alike won't run out of things to do.

Vancouver has the following National holidays to stick to: New Year's Day (January. 1), Good Friday (March or April), Easter Monday (March or April), Victoria Day (fourth Monday in May), Canada Day (July 1), Labour Day (first Monday in September.), Thanksgiving (second Monday in October.), Remembrance Day (November 11), Christmas (December 25), and Boxing Day (December 26). British Columbia Day (first Monday in August) is a provincial holiday. Generally, banks and some businesses remain closed on these holidays, although theatres, restaurants, and corner grocery stores remain open for business as usual.