Vancouver demographics: brief overview

With over 2,400,000+ population Vancouver is one of the largest cities in North America. It is also one of the cities which are regarded to be the cleanest ones in the world. The city has awesome demographics which mean that as compared to any other place this city consists of highly well-off people. Everybody has its own house and the homelessness ratio is almost zero. It never means that there is no homeless in Vancouver. As per data collected in the 4th quarter of 2017, there were about 2000 homeless people in the city which mean that these people are required to be transferred to a house. The city has two major parts which are Greater Vancouver Regional District and City of Vancouver. Both come together to make Vancouver in general. The city is highly recommended to all that are looking for peaceful and quiet life.

1. Population growth

As compared to the other cities of North America or around the world the population growth when it comes to Vancouver is not much. As per the stats which were published by Census of Canada the first known people count at the city was in 1891. At that time the complete Vancouver had a population of about 13,000. The highest increase over the course of years was in 1911 when a total increase of 284% was recorded and the total population was 100,401. When it comes to Metro Vancouver the stats are not the same. In 1891 the city had a population of 21,000 people and the highest increase was in the same year as of Vancouver. The population was increased to 164,000 in 1911 which was a flat 282% increase. In 2016 there was an increase of 6.5% only and the total population was increased to 2,463,431.

2. Ethnicity

Vancouver is a highly diverse society and the city is full of people with different ethnic backgrounds. As a multicultural city, the people from all over the world prefer it for permanent settlements. The aboriginal people that have been in the same region for 3000 years have gradually decreased or moved from the city. The current demographics of the city show that there are only 3% of the aboriginal people left in the city. Irish and English have made significant contributions and therefore these are the two groups which are highly visible and are considered majority. Chinese are the most influential minority group and therefore this demographic section has many contributions to the city.

3. Other visible minorities

Scottish community is the other group which has contributed a lot and though the English and Irish surpass these in number. It is worth mentioning that there were many Scots that later became the prime minister of Canada. The best part is that these minorities are highly regarded and enjoy proper social status in Canada. Newfoundland and French community are the other larger ethnicities in the region and own a significant part of the economy. Germans are also significant in number and make sure that they get their chunk of income. In short, the demographics of Vancouver are highly diversified.

Development of urbanism in the city with the highest population density in Canada

There are many plans and projects which are always going on in the city of Vancouver. It means that the urban development and town planning is underway. The best part of the planning is that the urbanism in the city has a new name and it is known as Vancouverism. This term means that the urban planning and the town development departments of the city make sure that the city remains one of the most livable ones in the world. A specific model and town development plan are being followed to make sure this happens. As a result, the city is maintained in the best shape. The planning is so precise that the USA is also pondering to implement the similar changes to San Francisco. The plan also ensures that the people of the city get ample opportunities for entrainment and relaxation.  The population of the city is increasing with every passing day. It is all because of the foreign settlement.Vancouverism has gained widespread popularity and it means that there might be significant changes in the coming years. The only part of the Vancouverism which is highly criticized is the fact that the planning and development are not applied to all parts of the city. The fact is that only great Vancouver area and Metro City gets the share of Vancouverism which has been allotted.


This is an important part of Vancouverism and can be regarded as the sole idea behind the term development. The fact of the matter is that the city is wedged between sea and the mountains and at the same time it is also bordered with the USA. The Vancouverism aims to develop the city in a very controlled manner so that the best results are fostered. The Vancouverism has gained popularity when the people started to feel the difference in the city. Recently the Fraser Valley has also been added by the Vancouver Planning City Commission and the ideas of Vancouverism will be implemented to further develop the dimensions of the valley as required.


It is another important aspect which is associated with Vancouverism. It simply means that the art and the architect of Vancouver are developed in such manner that the view corridors are protected. The overall management of Vancouverism is on rife and the city councils leading the projects alongside Government of Canada. Project 200 has also been launched for the greater Vancouver city and it has been a huge success. Controlled planning and development to urbanize the city ensure that the best outcome is provided to the dwellers. The total cost of project 200 is about 300 million dollars.

Development that matters

It is highly in demand by the government of Canada that rather than development sustainable development is done so that costs can be cut in long term. The overall management of the project 200 has been done in such a manner that the overall development gets even better. From decision making to planning it is highly demanded that the effects are calculated. The management of the city is being done in a manner that is highly engaging and therefore Vancouverism is being promoted.

What tourist attractions you can find in Vancouver

As 8th largest municipality by population Vancouver has a lot to offer to the tourists that visit. It is regarded as one of the most diverse and culturally blended cities of Canada. From parks to movie theatres the entertainment in this city is limitless and therefore it is highly regarded as one of the best places to visit if you are on a Canadian tour. Missing out Vancouver from your trip plan is never recommended. It is one of the most densely populated cities of Canada which means that the place is full of life. The best part of this city is that it has a lot of tourist attractions which have been built just to make sure that Vancouver tourism is fostered. Vancouver is being continuously rated among the top 10 best cities in the world to live in.

1. Capilano Suspension Bridge

This 137 meters bridge is all that is required to make you fall in love with Vancouver. Constructed over the Capilano River this bridge is a major tourist spot in Vancouver. Surrounded by Flora, Fauna and the lush green forests this bridge is sure to give you an interesting experience of your life. The Capilano River 70 meters below attract the tourists with its beauty and the awesome maintenance by the local municipality. If you want to enjoy cliff walking then this bridge is your ultimate destination in Vancouver. It is visited by millions each year and is regarded as one of the most entertaining places in Vancouver.

2. Granville Island

Another thriving tourist attraction in Vancouver Granville Island was once an industrial center of the city. If you plan on visiting Vancouver just to relax then this place is the one that you should definitely visit. The best part is that you need a ferry to reach the point which doubles the entertainment for which you are in the city. Vancouver is a very densely populated city and therefore this place is highly recommended to get out of busy life. Even the indigenous people make sure that they spend at least a day in a month on this island to get relaxed and prepare themselves for further work.

3. Grouse Mountain

It is one of the places which are highly recommended to the tourists that love heights. The Grouse Mountain provides a clear panoramic view of the city which is surely stunning at the eve. The spot is highly recommended to families and therefore it is a popular destination. You can visit Grouse Mountain daily from 9 AM to 10 PM. The ticket rates vary for adults and children so proper planning is highly advisable before you make a move.

4. Gastown

If you love history and want to explore more about the city of Vancouver then this place is your pick. Gastown is the oldest part of Vancouver where you can see different monuments and buildings which are preserved in the best manner. The best part of Gastown is that it is very easy to explore and therefore guided tours are unlike for this part. Though these guided tours are highly recommended when you visit the place for the first time.

“Raincouver” architecture: making the city better

The best part of the Vancouver is that it is a city full of life. The management of the city is highly focused to make sure that the architecture is preserved which dates back to 14th and 15th centuries. In this city, you find a combination of both old and modern architecture which adds to the life of it. From tall skyscrapers to buildings of Victorian Era the city is known for the multicultural ambiance that attracts tourists from all over the world. The thing which many people might be unaware of is the fact the local architecture has very limited to nothing to do with the outlook of the city. The Irish and Scots have mainly influenced the city architecture just like the economy of Canada. The natural outlook of the city played a major role to make sure that the human interference looks at its very best.

Urban planning

The architecture of the city is constantly being preserved by the authorities and for this, the urban planning is being done very cautiously.  The best part of such urban planning and development is the fact that it is highly focused to make sure that the city looks even better. Even the locals can give the feedback about the urban planning and online portal has been developed where the locals can provide the feedback. Vancouver is surely the heart of Canada and it is the city architecture which has granted it this status.

Residential styles

The Vancouver special is the most common design that is used in most of the houses built in Vancouver. This has also influenced the city architecture and is regarded as the best and the most advanced outlook which the locals love to give to their houses. The houses built in style are preferred and therefore the price has hiked in recent years. Other styles which have influenced the city are related to the neighboring provinces. Wood is the main ingredient which is used to make houses. The brick and mortar houses are also found in damp areas of the city. The house design is also very much in when it comes to modern building parameters.

Development of city architecture

There is not even a single renowned professional that has taken part in developing the architecture of the city of Vancouver. Though there are many professionals that have earned great fame both the nation and worldwide none of these are responsible. Over the course of time, the techniques developed by the aboriginal people have been applied to give the current outlook to the city. It is a known fact that the old techniques are refined to get the outputs which today are regarded as the most advanced in the world.

Summarizing the above

The Vancouver is one of the cities which are also known for its best architecture and the building style. The people that have been there have highly praised the city and the related art that covers it completely. The most important factor is the fact that the city council is trying to preserved the old buildings, because it is a high risk , that famous Vancouver landmarks can vanish.

Popular events to visit in Vancouver

The good side of Vancouver is that it is a city full of resilience. The tourists are attracted to not only the best architecture of the city but also to the events which it offers to the tourists. The best part is that most of the events at Vancouver are free to attend and therefore no tickets are required. These events are both religious and community-based which means that you can attend whichever you like. Vancouver is one of the best places to live on this planet and the same goes for the events which it presents. All the events are highly organized and therefore it is highly recommended to visit these events once you are in the city. Your tourism plan to Vancouver can never be completed if you do not visit any of the events the city hosts.

1. A Wok Around China Town

The event is considered to be the best of all and there is a reason. It is held daily at 10 AM in the morning and continues till 2 PM. You are provided with guides that will walk you through the Vancouver China Town so that you get to know the place full and also visit the different shops which are there. The traditional Chinese food can also be seen prepared. The events are attended by both locals as well as tourists and it is completely free of charge. It is also advised to book your place in advance as sometimes the queues are long.

2. Beaty Biodiversity Museum presents Life in Color

If you plan on knowing the ecosystems of Vancouver and BC then Life in Color is the one which you should always attend. There are many drawings which are presented to the attendees and it also means that you get a thoughtful insight. Many artists also accompany the group and make sure that you are impressed with the best and the state of the art drawing techniques which you are taught. Vancouver has a strong flora and fauna systems which means that when it comes to this event the choices are unlimited.

3. Fraser Valley wine tour

The best part of the tour is that not a single winemaking place is left during the visits. The city has many hallmark wine places and it is important that the visitors get to know the places well. Fraser Valley wine tour will make sure that you get complete information about the winemaking factories and get to know the processes involved. If you are a wine lover then you should definitely book a tour.

4. Chor Leoni Men’s Choir 2017/18 Season

It is the largest series of events which take place at Vancouver and therefore it is highly regarded by all music lovers. The overall management of the tour is awesome and it is on top of the list of many tourists. The best part of this choir is that they visit every part of the city to conduct their shows. It means that you just need to wait till they come to your locality.