WORLD MARATHON TOUR: CANADA

1996 VANCOUVER MARATHON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: 3:17:06 (1996-05-07)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735843309904340

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/vancouver-marathon-british-columbia-canada-1996-05-07/

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Capital: Victoria (80, 000)

Population: 4.6 million (Vancouver 610,000)

Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Provincial bird: Steller’s Jay

Provincial mammal: Spirit Bear

Provincial fish: Pacific salmon

Motto:

Splendor without diminishment

Famous people from British Columbia:

Rick Hansen (athlete with 3 Olympic gold medals in Paralympics 1984), Pamela Anderson (actress), Michael Bublé (music), Ryan Reynolds (actor), Ryan Dempster (baseball), Steve Yzerman (ice hockey)

Fun facts about Vancouver:

Vancouver ranks third in the world as the best city to live in – for quality of life.

Vancouver is tied with Montreal as the 10th cleanest city in the world (Calgary came in first place).

In 1971, Greenpeace was born – in Vancouver. It’s, as you probably know, an organization known for its international environmental campaigns.

Vancouver aka Hollywood North, is second only to Los Angeles in TV production and third in North America for Feature Film production. That means there are occasionally high profile movie stars floating around. Lions Gate, Paramount and Bridge Studios have set up shop here.

Vancouver has the fourth largest cruise ship terminal in the world. Cruise ships begin sailing in April. October 4th is the last cruise of the year in 2011. M0st of the cruises head for Alaska.

The Vancouver Aquarium ranks in the top 5 around the world. Vancouver has also played host to the 2010 Winter Olympics and the Expo’86 World Fair.

More facts:

http://www.hikebiketravel.com/10221/weird-wacky-wonderful-facts-vancouver/

Vancouver Marathon Website:
http://bmovanmarathon.ca