Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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.
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
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.
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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
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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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.
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