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Travelogue- Emily Fisher

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FC: Emily Fisher | Visiting Vancouver Canada

1: Vancouver is located in British Columbia, Canada. With it's snowy mountains, rainforests and beaches, Vancouver has been voted one of the world's most livable cities. Vancouver is filled with modern restaurants, shops and places to live. It is the home to the West Coast's busiest port and has the fairest weather in Canada. | | LOCATION


3: Vancouver was discovered by English Captain George Vancouver and a few others from Spain. The first settlement of Vancouver was in 1827, soon followed by the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. In 1913, the world depression ended the "mining boom." Through the rest of the 1900's Vancouver remained an important place for trade. After hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver became even more known. Vancouver still remains a regional business and financial area. |

4: PLACES OF INTEREST | *UBC Museum of Anthropology *Vancouver Aquarium *Vancouver Art Gallery *Greater Vancouver Zoo *Vandusen Botanical Garden *BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum *Queen Elizabeth Park *Beaty Biodiversity Museum *Stanley Park | |

5: HISTORICAL SITES | *Hastings Mill Store *Arthur Erickson House and Garden *Marpole Museum and the Colbourne House *Asian Centre *City of Vancouver Archives *Lions Gate Bridge National Historic Site |

6: RECREATION AND OTHER ACTIVITIES | *Skiing *Hiking *Shopping *Chances to enjoy the surrounding beauty *Theaters *Festivals *Beaches |

7: ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT | *Orpheuum Theater *Rogers Arena (Hockey) *Vancouver East Cultural Centre (performance area) *Rio Theater- shows one Hollywood blockbuster every night ($2 off if you arrive in costume!) *Monsters in the Meadow- scary movies shown in Creperly Meadow *Rime- Jazz and Blues performance restaurant |

8: This map shows the Vancouver area, streets and places of interest. |

9: VANCOUVER GEOGRAPHY | In Vancouver, the climate differs from season to season. In the summer, temperatures are around 20 degrees Celsius and in the winter, temperatures are around 2 degrees Celsius. The months of January, February and March receive a lot of rain, so packing a raincoat/umbrella would be important. The time of year with the most sunshine is in July-September. The mountains, which are just outside of Vancouver get a lot of snow, perfect for skiing. |

10: CULTURAL AWARENESS | Vancouver is filled with many different types of people and cultures. Some populations that make Vancouver their home include Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Greek, Portugal, Croatian and the United Kingdom. Many different languages, such as Arabic, Farsi, Punjabi, Pakistani and Japanese are spoken in Vancouver. The Canadian dollar is the currency used in Vancouver. |

11: IMPORTANT TRAVELING INFORMATION | Here are some important things to know, when traveling to Vancouver... | First of all, manners are very much appreciated in Vancouver. Always be polite! Also, the people of Vancouver work very hard to keep their city clean, and would like to keep it that way. Littering is not acceptable. Lastly, the people of Vancouver have their own set of phrases, so a phrase book may be helpful! |

12: JOURNAL #1 | My dad and I just arrived in Vancouver and I'm very excited to see the city. From the plane, I could see huge, snow-capped mountains and I've already been asking my dad to take me skiing. I've also heard Vancouver has some pretty cool shops and restaurants that I'm excited to check out. My dad says there's plenty to do, so I'm doubting there will be a dull moment during this trip. |

13: JOURNAL #2 | I've only been in Vancouver for less than a day and I'm already loving the city. There's so much to do, I don't know where to begin. My dad and I walked through Stanley Park and it was beautiful. Walkers, bikers and people on Rollerblades were everywhere! Although I was a bit discouraged by the afternoon rain shower, I continued to explore Vancouver. My dad and I are now going to lunch. There's so different types of restaurants, I don't know where to go! |

14: Journal #3 | The icy rain gave way to snow last night, and now Vancouver has been swallowed up by a foot of snow. My dad agreed that today would be the perfect time to go skiing, so we called for a taxi and headed to the mountains, just outside of Vancouver. After our fun afternoon of failing at skiing, my dad and I headed back into the city. We grabbed coffee from a local café and spent the rest of the evening renting movies in our hotel room. It was a very enjoyable trip and I will be very sad when we have to leave tomorrow. |

15: Journal #4 | Unfortunately, my stay in Vancouver has come to an end. Before driving to the airport, my dad asked the cab driver to make one quick stop. The driver drove us down to English Bay, the home of the laughing men statues. Jumping out of the taxi, my dad snapped a photo of the two of us standing next to the laughing sculptures. I'll be sure to save the picture. The plane ride home gave me plenty of time to write about Vancouver and also begin planning for our next trip back!

16: Vancouver is very different from the many places I have been. For example, Vancouver compared to Noblesville, Indiana. Noblesville is not as cold as Vancouver is in the summer. Our summers are hot, unlike there's which are mainly on the cooler side. Also, Noblesville is a relatively small town, while Vancouver is home to hundreds of thousands of people. But, these two areas also have some things in common. For example, both have many historical sites for people to visit and festivals to enjoy. | COMPARE AND CONTRAST | | | Vancouver | Noblesville

17: CAUSE AND EFFECT | The journey that has had the greatest impact on my life is moving from Indiana to Kansas. At first, I DID NOT want to move here to Overland Park. I though I was perfectly fine in Noblesville and besides; I didn't know what to expect in the bigger, busier city. But, I have found that the city isn't as overwhelming as I first believed it would be. I've also made many new friends and I have discovered that change isn't such a bad thing. I believe this journey has changed my life for the better, even if it meant leaving an old life behind. | | My old house!

18: END OF THE JOURNEY | I've learned a lot about journeys and the effect they can have on your life. I've learned that if you're afraid of change- if you're afraid to take a journey- you won't get anywhere in life. As Han Christian Anderson said, "To travel is to live."

19: COPYRIGHT STATEMENT | "This presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S. Copyright law." (Simpson, 70)

20: WORK CITED | "Weather in Vancouver." Lonely Planet. BBC Worldwide, 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. . "Vancouver Historic Sites and Interpretive Centres." World Web. World Web Technologies, 2012. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. . "Vancouver Cultural Tips." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. . "Vancouver, Canada." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 2012. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. . "Vancouver." The Canadian Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. . "Entertainment in Vancouver." Lonely Planet. BBC Worldwide, 2012. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. . "Attractions." Vancouver: Spectacular by Nature. Greater Vancouver Visitors and Convention Bureau, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2012. .

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