At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today, we will talk about the major coastal metropolis of Vancouver.
Vancouver is the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada and the largest city west of Ontario, comprising 2.4 million inhabitants. Growing from a small logging settlement in the late 19th Century, the city is now a major seaport (Canada’s largest) and air travel hub to locations around the Pacific Rim. Its dramatic natural beauty, nestled between pine-forested coastal mountains and sparkling ocean sounds, is as famous as its laid-back West Coast charm.
Downtown Vancouver is located on the Burrard Peninsula, a densely-populated spit of land mostly surrounded by rivers and ocean inlets. The thousand-acre Stanley Park, one of North America’s largest urban parks, tips the western end of the peninsula and includes many kilometres of trails as well as the world-class Vancouver Aquarium. Outdoor activities are a major part of life in Vancouver, in addition to active and eclectic cultural and culinary scenes. Vancouver is one of Canada’s entertainment industry hubs, with a very active music scene and one of the continent’s largest film production industries (hence the city’s nickname: Hollywood North).
Vancouver was recently the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, along with the nearby mountain sporting resort of Whistler. It also hosted Expo 86 in 1986. Both of these major international events left Vancouver with a legacy of infrastructure development and world-class sporting facilities. Vancouver is also one of the most multicultural cities in Canada, with 52% of the metro area’s inhabitants speaking a first language other than English. It is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities in international polls and studies.
Please contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.