Downtown Vancouver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Downtown Vancouver is the term used to describe the southeastern portion of the in the north-central part of proper. It is the business, commercial, cultural, financial, government, and entertainment centre of the city and the region.Moncler Salg

Geography

The downtown area is generally considered to be bounded by to the north, and the to the west, to the south, and the to the east. Most sources include the full downtown peninsula (adding the West End neighbourhood and Stanley Park) as downtown Vancouver, but the City of Vancouver defines them as separate neighbourhoods.

Besides the readily identifiable office towers of the financial and central business districts, Downtown Vancouver also includes residential neighbourhoods in the form of high-rise apartment and condominiums, in and . Other downtown neighbourhoods include the and , Downtown's South, , , and .

Transportation

The presence of water on three sides limits access to downtown Vancouver. There are four major bridges: the , connecting to the municipalities and the , the , , and provides access to the commercial and residential areas south of False Creek.

The historic is a major transit hub for the downtown core. There are six subway stations in downtown Vancouver. The stations are found on three lines, , , and . The Expo and Millenium lines travel from the historic Waterfront Station at the foot of the central harbour, through the old to the east. Canada Line travels from Waterfront Station and tunnels south under and , linking downtown to central and . is a passenger-only ferry that connects to the North Shore in 10–12 minutes. commuter rail system that travels to the eastern suburbs and exurbs. Near Waterfront Station, terminals are available for float planes and helicopters.

Most north-south Vancouver bus routes serve the area, in addition to suburban routes from the North Shore, , the , , , and .salg Moncler ned Vest Herre

The line had eight stops in the downtown core, primarily along and . This service was replaced on , by SkyTrain's Canada Line.Billige Moncler ned jakker mænd

There are two private passenger water taxi operators ( and ), providing service between several downtown neighbourhoods, , and .

The city is planning to extend the from its current route of to the Main Street SkyTrain station, with future plans extending it to Chinatown and then to .Moncler Online

Professional sports

There are two major sporting facilities in the downtown core, Rogers Arena and BC Place Stadium. The 's play at (formerly GM Place), while the 's and the 's use the neighbouring . SkyTrain Stadium-Chinatown station provides easy rapid transit access to the district.

Major renovations to BC Place Stadium are currently underway and are expected to be completed by the summer of 2011. Renovations include a new retractable roof and fan friendly amenities. As BC Place Stadium undergoes renovation, the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps FC are using the temporary in east Vancouver for the 2010-2011 season.Moncler Jakker


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