Vancouver

Canada

  • Vancouver is a city located in the country of Canada.
     

  • Ottawa, not Vancouver, is the capital city of Canada.
     

  • The official language of Vancouver is English.
     

  • Vancouver (and all of Canada) is part of the continent of North America.
     

  • The United States of America Austria borders (is next to) Canada.

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Keep reading to learn some "Fun Facts" about Vancouver. 

 

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  1. While English is the official language of Canada, many other cities in Canada speak a lot of French.                             a

  2. Canada has 13 large ares of land (10 Provinces and 3 Territories) and each city in Canada belongs to one of these 13 areas of land.  The city of Vancouver is part of the Province of British Colombia.                                                                                                       

  3. Small boats, called gondolas, that take people for rides on the canals.  All gondolas must be painted black.            

  4. The person that steers the gondola is called a gondolier.  There are 300 - 400 gondoliers in Venice.  Currently, only one is a woman.                                                                          

  5. Some of the famous sites to visit while in Venice are:
    - The Rialto Bridge
    - Saint Mark's Square
    - The Grand Canal
    - The Doge's Palace
    - Saint Mark's Basilica
    - Campanile (Saint Mark's Bell Tower)

     

  6. The Campanile (Bell Tower) fell down (collapsed) in 1902.  It was re-built in 1912 to look exactly like the original Bell Tower.
     

  7. The flag of Italy has three colors on it: red, white and green.
     

  8. Every year Venice has a BIG party called Carnavale.  People dress up in costumes (see the picture on the left) and have lots of fun.
     

  9. No skate boards, roller skates or bikes are allowed to be used in Venice.                                                                        

  10. Famous explorer, Marco Polo, was born in Venice.