Vancouver is one of Canada's most visually stunning cities, both in terms of its natural beauty and its architectural history. As the co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Para-Olympic Games, Vancouver is getting more attention than ever before. Find out what makes it so special in Vancouver Then and Now. This brand-new Then and Now title pairs contemporary photographs of Vancouver's landmarks with historic photos of the same locations. The city has been influenced by decades of immigrants. Check out the Millennium Gate and the Sam Kee Building in Chinatown and notice how much has—and hasn't—changed over the years. Surrounded by water, Vancouver is a city of bridges. Discover its beautiful waterways, including the Strait of Georgia, Burrard Inlet, and English Bay.
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After a number of years teaching in the British Columbia college system Francis Mansbridge worked as archivist for the City and District of North Vancouver. He has written a biography of the Canadian poet Irving Layton. Subsequent books Launching History: The Saga of Burrard Dry Dock and Hollyburn: the Mountain and the City narrate two important Vancouver area stories. He is currently researching a history of West Vancouver for that city’s 2012 centennial.
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