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Vancouver, B.C., Canada



Vancouver, B.C.


Vancouver skyline

Vancouver is a coastal harbour city in British Columbia. Greater Vancouver is the third-largest metropolitan
area in the country and highly populous in Western Canada. In 2010, the population was estimated at
642,000, and the metropolitan population estimated at just over 2.37 million, making it the most densely
populated Canadian city among those with over 25,000 residents.

The settlement of Gastown grew around a logging sawmill established in 1867, enlarging to become the
townsite of Granville. With the announcement that the railhead would reach the site, it was renamed and
incorporated as a city in 1886. By 1887, the transcontinental railway was extended to the city to take
advantage of its large natural seaport, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient and
Eastern Canada. Port Metro Vancouver is now the busiest and largest in Canada.

Vancouver's climate is temperate by Canadian standards and is usually classified as Oceanic. The summer
months are typically dry, often resulting in moderate drought conditions, usually in July and August.
In contrast, most days during late fall and winter, November to March, arewet. While forestry remains its
largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism its
second-largest industry. Vancouver is one of the warmest Canadian cities.
Reference: Wikipedia



Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver at the Canada Place

(L) Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver (M) Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver (R) Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

(L) Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (R) A sign plate of smoking restriction based on the City of Vancouver Health By-law.

(L) Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (M) Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel ( Marriott Group )
(R) The photograph shows One Wall Centre on the Burrard Street.
This is the third tallest building in Vancouver, also known as the Sheraton Wall Centre.

(L) Terminal City Tower Hotel (R) Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel (2014)

(L) Court House (R) A tall condominium and/or hotel buildings
There are at least 42 buildings taller than 100 metres in the city of Vancouver.

(L) Downtown Map, Vancouver (R) Fountain, flower and tall buildings at the intersection of Burrard and Nelson Streets

A cruise ship provides from seven to ten-day cruise to Alaska from the Port of Vancouver.

(L) Yacht Harbour of Vancouver (R) Coal Harbour Condominium

(L) Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (M) Westin Grand Hotel Vancouver
(R) Well maintained lawn field at residence area, near the Vancouver Harbour.

(L) A vegetable garden in the downtown, near St. Paul's Hospital (R) Condominium nearby the Vancouver Harbour

(L) Motorcycle police officers in the downtown (R) Vancouver Art Gallery

(L) Trans-Canada Highway, Route 1runs from Victoria, B.C. to St. John's, Newfoundland
(M) Waterfront station and West Cordova Street, Vancouver (R) A colorful Canada-Post mail box

(L) Italian Restaurant, Bellagio Cafe with a friendly staff (R) A standard dish, but with a wide view at Hilton Metrotown Hotel

(L) The Sutton Place Hotel (M) Empire Landmark Hotel (R) Tourists are entertained by the Gastown steam clock in Vancouver.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Smoking Ban in Hotels

Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver: 503 rooms/all non-smoking
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: 556 rooms/smoking 16 rooms-1st and 13th floor, ( 2.8% )
*
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver: 489/14 smoking ( 2.9% )
*
Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel:392 rooms/21 smoking ( 5.4% )
*
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel: 398 rooms/ all non-smoking
Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver: 644 rooms/
all non-smoking
Westin Grand Hotel Vancouver: 511 rooms/
all nonsmoking
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre: 750 rooms/
all non-smoking
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown: 423 rooms/
all non-smoking
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel: 482 rooms/
all non-smoking
Four-seasons Hotel Vancouver: 375 rooms/
all non-smoking
The Sutton Place Hotel: 397 rooms/
all non-smoking
Empire Landmark Hotel: 357 rooms/smoking 40 rooms ( 11.2% )
*
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel: 220 rooms/
all non-smoking
Terminal City Tower Hotel: 60 rooms/
all non-smoking
Hilton Metrotown Vancouver: 283 rooms/4 smoking rooms ( 1.4% )
*
Holiday Inn Express Vancouver-Metrotown: 100 rooms/
all non-smoking

* Legend:
Total guest rooms in the hotel/The numbers of smoking rooms
( The percentage of smoking rooms to total rooms )





A view from the excutive floor of Metrtown Hilton Hotel

Metrotown shopping complex


バンクーバーを中心とする都市圏人口は210万人とカナダ国内第3位の都市圏を形成している。民族や言語が多様で、
人口のおよそ52%は第一言語が同州の公用語にあたる英語ではない。北米有数の世界都市である。
1867年に製材所ができ、グランビルとして町は拡大した。1885年、カナダ植民地政府の指示のもと、カナダ・
パシフィック鉄道(CPR)がグランビルに東カナダから続く大陸横断鉄道の終着駅が町まで敷かれた。1886年に
町はバンクーバーとして改名され市政となる。 林業が同市最大の産業で、都市部ながら自然に囲まれた都市として
知られていることから、観光業が発達しており、市第2の産業となっている。メトロバンクーバー港はカナダ最大の
港であり、北米においても積載量で第4位の規模を持つ。市制100周年に当たる1986年には、Expo 86が開催され、
それに合わせて新しい交通機関スカイトレインの運行がスタートした。

バンクーバーはカナダの天然鉱物資源および工業製品、石油等を輸出する重要な港として、水産農林業、観光によって、
バンクーバーの都市圏は順調な成長を続け、周辺の都市と合わせると、人口200万人を超え、カナダ第3位の大都市圏
を形成している。自然環境と都市文化のバランスのいい発展を背景に、世界各国からの移民が増加し、特に特に
1997年の香港の中華人民共和国返還に際し、共産主義化を恐れた香港系中国人の移民が急増した。現在は
バンクーバーおよびその他の大都市で実権を握りつつある。今回の旅行でもカナダで育ったと思われる中国系の人々の
活躍ぶり、また好調な経済に支えられている中国本土からの団体旅行客の多さには驚かされた。国際会議や国際競技が
数多く開催されており、2010年には第21回冬季バンクーバーオリンピックが開催された。

中国系人口はバンクーバー都市圏の2割近くを占め、これは北米の大都市では最も高い。特に南部にあるリッチモンド
は人口の大多数が中国系である。かつては日本人街も存在したが第二次大戦中の日系人の収容所への連行などで
ブリティッシュコロンビア州内の日系人人口が激減し、廃退した。しかし、今でもトロントをしのぐ、カナダ最大の
日系社会を形成し、日本人留学生も多く在住している。

バンクーバーはカナダ国内で最も温暖な気候を持つ都市の1つである。夏は涼しく30度を超えるような真夏日になる
ことはほぼ無く、乾燥していて過ごしやすい。晴れる日が多く降水量の少ない夏とは対照的に、11月から3月まで
は降水量が多く、平均で一日の半分が降雨である。
参考:ウィキペディア


2011年、EIUは世界の140都市を対象に、安定性、医療、文化、環境、教育、インフラなどの項目を基に
「住みやすさ」を数値化、オーストラリアの4都市とカナダの3都市が入ったが、このランキングは毎年、
大きく変わる。
 1.メルボルン(オーストラリア)Melbourne
 2.ウィーン(オーストリア)Wien
 3.バンクーバー(カナダ)Vanvouver
 4.トロント(カナダ)Toronto
 5.カルガリー(カナダ)Calgary
 6.アデレード(オーストラリア)Adelaid
 7.シドニー(オーストラリア)Sydney
 8.ヘルシンキ(フィンランド)Helsinki
 9.パース(オーストラリア)Perth
 10. オークランド(ニュージーランド)
Auckland
引用:英誌エコノミストの調査部門エコノミスト・インテリジェンス・ユニット


2021年、NZのオークランドが「最も住みやすい都市」、大阪は2位、東京は5位
BBCニュース



H
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a non-smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.

Japan high speed railways Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Tokyo
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Korea
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Macau
Thailand Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Bangkok
Hong Kong Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Hong Kong
Canada smoking ban Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Vancouver
United States Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Seattle
United States Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at San Francisco
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Shanghai

 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Nice
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels at Berlin
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Austria
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Germany
 Non-smoking-room ratio in hotels in Switzerland
 Total smoking Ban in hotels at Moscow, Russia
 Total smoking Ban in hotels at Saint Pertersburg, Russia
Australia smoking ban Smoking ban in hotels of Canberra and Sydney
Australia smoking ban Smoking ban in hotels of Gold Coast

 Alaska Hotels
 Alaska Lodges
Australia smoking ban Australia Canberra, Sydney, NSW
Australia smoking ban Australia Gold Coast, Queensland and Beach resort, NSW
Norway Norway Oslo
Norway Norway Bergen
Norway Norway Fjord
Norway Norway Fjord


A partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from dangers of tobacco.

Hotels, that have the smoking and non-smoking rooms, do not adequately protect people from the dangers of
tobacco. That is the conclusion of a new San Diego State University study published in the Journal Tobacco
Control.

Researchers took air quality readings and tested surfaces for evidence of tobacco-smoke in a random sample
of San Diego hotel rooms. Ten hotels had complete smoking bans while 30 others had some dedicated non-
smoking rooms. Compared with hotels that prohibit smoking, hotels with only partial banned had higher surface
and air nicotine levels.

That was true even in the non-smoking rooms in hotels with a partial ban.Only five U.S. states, Indiana,
Michigan, North Dakota, Vermond and Wisconsin,require all motels and hotel rooms to be smoke free. Four
cities in California, including Santa Monica, have such a law. Researchers say guests who want to avoid
tobacco exposure should stay only in smoke-free hotels.

Source: KPBS, San Diego, May 15, 2013

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Vancouver International Airport

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バンクーバー
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
A Photograpy was taken in June 2011, and the article was written by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD. in July 2011.
The picture of Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel was added in September 2014.
Another information was described in July 2016.
Information was added in September 2021.



North Vancouver, B.C., Canada



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