Picture of the Day: Vancouver From Above
VANCOUVER FROM ABOVE
In this breathtaking aerial photograph by Evan Leeson, we see the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada as viewed from a helicopter going from Victoria to Vancouver.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The metropolitan area, with more than 2.3 million residents, is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country and the most populous in Western Canada. With 5,249 people per square kilometre (13,590 per square mile), the City of Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality among those with 5,000 residents or more.
Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents do not speak English as their first language. For more than a decade, business magazine assessments have ranked Vancouver as one of the most liveable cities worldwide, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the world’s most livable cities for five consecutive years. [Source]
Overlooking Vancouver are the North Shore Mountains. Their southernmost peaks are visible from most areas in Vancouver and form a distinctive backdrop for the city.