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Fairmont Pacific Rim
1038 Canada Place
Vancouver V6C 0B9
Phone: 1-888-264-6877
FAX: 604-695-5301

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Friday
Decreasing cloudiness. Cool.
54/47 °F
13/9°C
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Lots of rain. Mostly cloudy. Cool.
51/48 °F
11/9°C
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Light rain early. Morning clouds. Cool.
50/41 °F
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As the commercial center of British Columbia and one of North America's largest ports, Vancouver is dynamic, modern, and growing at an unparalleled rate. In fact, statistics show that it's the fastest-growing city on the continent and that it boasts an ethnically diverse population. In spite of such rapid growth, Vancouver is a picturesque town, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, Burrard Inlet and English Bay. This spectacular setting is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, who also enjoy scenic getaways at Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain and the area's various beaches. But Vancouver is chic as well as beautiful. Robson Street has been called the Rodeo Drive of Canada, and the city's cultural and performing arts are vibrant and sophisticated. In addition, Vancouver has become the third-largest film production center in North America affectionately dubbed 'Hollywood North.'
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History Break II: Years and years ago, when Vancouver's first motorized ambulance hit the streets, the private company that owned it sent it out with novice drivers for a test run. Unfortunately, they didn't notice a tourist, until they ran over and killed him. But not to worry today's emergency medical responders are much better trained and are quite skilled drivers!

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