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.
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.