ABOUT BRITISH COLUMBIA

Crest of British ColumbiaBritish Columbia is Canada's westernmost province and touches the Pacific Ocean. The winters in the coastal areas are relatively warm in comparison to the rest of Canada.

British Columbia (BC) is Canada's most mountainous province and has some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. Alpine skiing is a major draw for the province. The province has about 33 large ski resorts spread out from Vancouver Island to the Alberta border. Whistler, British Columbia, nestled in the rugged Coast Mountains, is consistently ranked as the #1 ski resort destination in North America and co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Vancouver, the largest Canadian metropolitan area west of Toronto, is one of Canada's most multi-cultural cities. There is a large community of people of Asian origin. Vancouver is a harbour city and provides beautiful landscapes of mountains and ocean.

The Okanagan Valley, in the interior of British Columbia, is a popular Canadian vacation destination known for skiing in the winter and watersports in the summer. The area's quaint towns and lush vineyards are connected by a network of clear blue lakes and rivers and surrounded by rolling, sun-dappled hills.

Boasting nearly 82 per cent of the total vineyard acreage in the province, the Okanagan Valley is BC’s premier grape growing region.  An ever-changing panorama, the valley stretches over 250 kilometers, across distinct sub-regions, each with different soil and climate conditions suited to a growing range of varietals. From world-class operations to family-run boutique vineyards, Okanagan wineries are rich with character and consistently ranked among the worlds best at International competitions.

For further information on British Columbia, please check the following websites:

BC Tourism:                               http://www.hellobc.com/

BC Wikipedia:                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia

Vancouver Tourism:                 http://www.tourismvancouver.com/

Vancouver Island:                     http://www.vancouverisland.travel/

Okanagan Valley:                      http://www.okanagan.com/

Wines of British Columbia:      http://www.winebc.com/

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Burnaby

Located east of Vancouver, Burnaby is the third-largest city in British Columbia. Named after the explorer, Robert Burnaby, the town has evolved over the past century from its rural roots in the late 1890s to a vital urban centre in Metro Vancouver. Like Vancouver, Burnaby is a diverse multicultural city with a large proportion of its population originating from China, India, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Fittingly three of Burnaby’s four sister cities are located in Asia: Zhongshan, Guangdong, China; Kushiro, Japan; and Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, Korea.

At the time of the 2006 census, more than half the population of Burnaby spoke neither English nor French as their first language. The city draws a large number of international students to its public schools and its two post-secondary institutions, Simon Fraser University and BCIT. The city has produced its fair share of famous Canadians, including actor Michael J. Fox, singer Michael Bublé, and BC’s current premier, Christy Clark.

North Burnaby is home to “The Heights,” a charming neighbourhood along the commercial corridor of Hastings Street. Small shops, cafes, and restaurants line the main street, and single family homes comprise the area — many built in the early 20th century. The neighbourhood is home to picturesque green spaces including Kensington Park, Confederation Park, and Montrose Park.

Most residents of Central Park/Suncrest live in single-family homes and benefit from the neighbourhood’s convenient location near the shopping/transit hub of Metrotown. It is also home to a number of notable cultural attractions such as the Burnaby Village Museum, the Gallery at Ceperly House, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

Residential neighbourhood development began on Burnaby Mountain a decade ago and now is a thriving community. Commercial amenities were built alongside the SFU Burnaby campus as part of the development plan, offering residents access to shopping, groceries, rec services, and a host of dining options. Lougheed Town Centre is a quick jaunt off the hill and connects transit commuters to buses and Skytrain.