City Zoning

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the names of the municipalities in Vancouver. I did not know what geographical difference there was between the City of North Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver, until our head office has moved 3 blocks South, and we had to obtain a new business license. Now I live in East Vancouver, which technically is just Vancouver bordering with Burnaby. And what is considered a part of Metro Vancouver, formally known as Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), appears to be different from what I used to consider Vancouver.

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Bridges!

If you have been in Vancouver for long enough, you must have at least heard about Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver. It is one of the main North Shore tourist destinations. I have been there once in early 2009, and was somewhat impressed. The view from the bridge is breathtaking, and the tree-top adventure is pretty cool – it made me feel so tiny in comparison to the surrounding environment. The place is very crowded though (I was there on a Saturday, during Summer – not the best choice), and there were traffic jams all over the route. The prices are fairly steep, with $31.95 for a General Admission, $25.95 for students, $19.95 for Youth (13-16), and $12 for 6-12 year olds (kids under 6 get in for free). Also, do not forget to add HST (or, soon-to be GST/PST again [edit: already GST/PST as of Apr. 2013]) on top of that.

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