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Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada and one of the most beautiful on the American continent, a dynamic metropolis set in a beautiful location with a temperate climate throughout the year. Close to the harbour area the city's skyscrapers have proliferated in recent years. The capital of the southwestern province of British Columbia has developed into an economic centre of renown. The city's oldest buildings were built less that a hundred years ago because the former wooden houses of old Vancouver were destroyed by fire. Inspired by the Colosseum in Rome, an elegant structure of pink stone and glass, Canada Place, is located in the busy centre of the new harbour distric and is also the city's most recent landmark. Close by is Harbour Centre, a modern skyscraper complex with a Skylift to the top floor. A glass elevator transports visitors to a none hundred and sixty seven-metre high observation platform where the new across the city, harbour and bay is overwhelming. For the World Exhibition of 1986, on the edge of Chinatown gardeners and craftsmen from Suzhou in China established Canada's first classical Chinese garden, The Doctor Sun Yat Sen Garden. Its ponds, bridges and small pavilions are similar to those in China, masterpieces of Far Eastern garden design. Everything in Vancouver is youthful, attractive and dynamic, a place in which Canadian politeness unites with the Pacific way of life.
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Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 8, 2008).
Originally produced in 2007.
Also available as DVD.
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