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
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
The summer months are typically dry, often resulting in moderate drought
in July and August. In contrast, most days during late fall and winter,
November to March, are
wet. 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
(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,
(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 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
from the dangers of tobacco. That is the conclusion of a new San Diego
State University study
published in the Journal Tobacco Control.
Researchers took air quality readings and tested surfaces for evidence
in a random sample of San Diego hotel rooms. Ten hotels had complete smoking
while 30 others had some dedicated non-smoking rooms. Compared with hotels
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,
Santa Monica, have such a law. Researchers say guests who want to avoid
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 in July
The picture of Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel was added in September
Another information was described in July 2016.