This installment of Three Things About Vancouver is courtesy of Weave Cleveland (cinematographer) of The Travel Guys TV and (producer and musician) of Weave Cleveland Productions and Jim Gordon (co-host and producer) of The Travel Guys TV and Our City Tonight

1. Question: What are some of the “things” or activities that the people of Vancouver do for fun?

kayaker at False Creek, Vancouver

Answer:

We truly love and cherish the natural beauty of our place on the planet. Walk the famous Seawall which circles the entire downtown, weaving through a variety of areas like Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island, Coal Harbour (you really don’t need a car to get around downtown). Some of the world’s best skiing is only a short distance in Whistler. And some of the most picturesque islands share the landscape of The Georgia Straight (great sailing!) There are so many distinctive neighbourhoods in Vancouver, all offering a wide array of food from all over the world. This is a world class city for foodies!

2.  Question: What’s one thing the public probably does NOT know about Vancouver?

fall colors at Stanley Park Seawall, Vancouver

Answer:

Our city has a large and truly fantastic city park named after our country’s sixth Governor General, Lord Frederick Stanley – Stanley Park. The very same person that the NHL’s championship trophy is named after – The Stanley Cup! We suspect that the trophy is now more famous than the park or the man ever was or will be.

* The Governor General is the Queen’s representative in Canada.

3. Share some aspect of what Vancouver has contributed to the world.

a scene from X Files

Answer:

Vancouver earned the nickname of HOLLYWOOD NORTH in the 1980s as American productions began to flourish (21 Jump Street, MacGiver, X-Files) but Hollywood North has flourished far beyond what many can even fathom as movies and television shows continue to be produced here that the list is so numerous that it is hard to believe. 273 TV shows so far without even mentioning the movie productions (Super Natural, Once Upon A Time, Fringe, etc).

Famous Vancouverites

Athletes

Karen Magnussen

Cam Neely

Joe Sakic

Paul Kariya

Justin Morneau

Lui Passaglia

Harry Jerome

Actors

Deborah Kara Unger

Ryan Reynolds

Seth Rogan

Hayden Christensen

Jason Priestley

Michael J. Fox

Carrie-Anne Moss

Musical Groups, Musicians

Sarah McLachlan

Chilliwack

The Payolas

The Poppy Family

Loverboy

Bryan Adams

Prism

Nickelback

Michael Bublé

Trooper

Said The Whale

Spirit Of The West

D. O. A.

New Pornographers

ODDS

The Headpins

Environmentalist

David Suzuki

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