The City of Vancouver is a coastal, seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia. Located on the western half of the Burrard Peninsula, Vancouver is bounded to the north by English Bay and the Burrard Inlet and to the south by the Fraser River.The City of Burnaby lies to the east and the Strait of Georgia to the west.Vancouver Island, across the Strait of Georgia, shields Vancouver from the Pacific Ocean of Size 114 sq.km(44sq.m) with a population of 603,502(according to the 2011 census).This is the largest city in British Columbia, and the eighth largest municipality in Canada; the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area (it has neighbouring cities as Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey) is the third largest city in Canada. Hall coordinates 49° 15′ 39.14″ N, 123° 6′ 50.23″ W it follows pacific time zone: GMT -8, pacific maritime ecozone.Vancouver’s population is extraordinarily diverse, and the City values that diversity as a source of creativity and strength. Cultural diversity attracts visitors and investment, which helps the economy.Vancouver was founded on First Nations territory, built by immigrants from many nations, and made prosperous by trade worldwide.Our laws give everyone equal rights and equal access, regardless of origin, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or politics. It is a city for everyone and which is the eighth most populous city in Canada with a population of 603,502 people, according to the 2011 census. 65% of Vancouver residents usually speak English at home, and 17% usually speak Chinese.The streets in Vancouver generally form a standard grid, with most streets running north and south, and most avenues running east and west. The majority of avenues are numbered (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on) with two notable exceptions: Broadway, which replaces 9th Avenue, and King Edward Avenue, which replaces 25th. All streets are named.Block numbers start with single digits on either side of Ontario Street, which is the east/west separator for avenues. For example, West Broadway runs to the west of Ontario Street, and East Broadway runs to the east. North of False Creek, the east/west separator for block numbers is Carrall Street.https://cangeo-media-library.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/images/web_articles/article_images/4246/pic_map.jpgVancouver Financial statusedit sourceVancouver is one of the nation’s largest industrial centres. Port activities generate $9.7 billion in gross domestic product and $20.3 billion in economic output. Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest and most diversified port, does more than C$172 billion in trade with over 160 different trading economies annually.In recent years, Vancouver has become a centre for software development, biotechnology, aerospace, video game development, animation studios and television production and film industry. The city’s strong focus on lifestyle and health culture also makes it a hub for many lifestyle-brands with Lululemon, and Ace, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Reigning Champ, and Nature’s Path Organic Foods all founded and headquartered in Vancouver. Many visit to see the city’s gardens, Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Botanical Garden and the mountains, ocean, forest and parklands which surround the city. Each year over a million people pass through Vancouver on cruise ship vacations, often bound for Alaska.Since the 1990s, development of high-rise condominia in the downtown peninsula has been financed, in part, by an inflow of capital from Hong Kong immigrants due to the former colony’s 1997 handover to China.Vancouver’s scenic location makes it a major tourist destination.he city has adopted various strategies to reduce housing costs, including cooperative housing, legalized secondary suites, increased density and smart growth.Concern was expressed that Vancouver’s increasing homelessness problem would be exacerbated by the Olympics because owners of single room occupancy hotels, which house many of the city’s lowest income residents, converted their properties to attract higher income residents and tourists. Another significant international event held in Vancouver, the 1986 World Exposition, received over 20 million visitors and added $3.7 billion to the Canadian economy.Some still-standing Vancouver landmarks, including the SkyTrain public transit system and Canada Place, were built as part of the exposition.Food in San Franciscoedit sourceThe city is the birthplace of the local variety of sourdough bread, dough bread is made by the fermentation of dough using naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeast. Sourdough bread has a mildly sour taste not present in most breads made with baker’s yeast and better inherent keeping qualities than other breads, due to the lactic acid produced by the lactobacilli., the Mission burrito, and steam beer.Steam beer is a highly effervescent beer made by fermenting lager yeasts at warmer ale yeast fermentation temperatures. It has two distinct but related meanings: Historic steam beer produced in California, and in the East at the James River Steam Brewery in Richmond, Virginia from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century; Modern California common beer, a competition category name for the beer family, which includes steam beers such as Anchor Steam beer.Historic steam beer, popularly associated with San Francisco and the U.S. West Coast, was brewed with lager yeast without the use of true refrigeration1 (by ice or mechanical means). It was an improvised process, originating out of necessity, perhaps as early as the Gold Rush and at least 1860 in Nevada.1 It was considered a cheap and low-quality beer, as shown by references to it in literature of the 1890s and 1900s.Modern steam beer, also known as California common beer, was originated by Anchor Brewing Company, which trademarked the term Steam Beer in 1981. Although the modern company has corporate continuity with a small brewery which has made beer since the 1890s, Anchor Steam is a modern craft-brewed lager. The company does not claim any close similarity between its present-day product and turn-of-the-20th-century steam beer.Fisherman’s Wharf has served local specialty Dungeness crab for decades. Food companies include Anchor Brewing Company, Boudin Bakery, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company.Famous past and present restaurants include the Tonga Room, Fleur de Lys, Greens, Stars, Vesuvio Cafe and the Top of the Mark. vio Cafe is a historic bar in North Beach, San Francisco, California. Located at 255 Columbus Avenue, across an alley from City Lights Bookstore, the building was designed by Italian architect Italo Zanolini and finished in 1916.California Cuisine and fusion cuisine are prominent in the city. Food trucks are a source of ethnically diverse. A food truck is a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have on-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch. Sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, and other regional fast food fare is common. In recent years, associated with the pop-up restaurant phenomenon, food trucks offering gourmet cuisine and a variety of specialties and ethnic menus, have become particularly popular. Food trucks, along with portable food booths and food carts, are on the front line of the street food industry that serves an estimated 2.5 billion people every day. and gourmet street foods, with concentrations of various trucks at regular times and places.Notable grocery stores, which often focus on locally-grown organic produce, include the Rainbow Grocery Cooperative and Bi-Rite Market. Johnny Kan opened one of the first modern Chinese restaurants, in Chinatown in 1953. — Preceding unsignedcomment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:21, 23 August 2017 (UTC)Climate of San Franciscoedit sourceThe sharp topography and maritime surroundings of San Francisco combine with the unique California climate to produce a number of extremely varied micro climates within its 46 sq. miles. California’s location in the middle latitudes and on the west coast of the North American continent, places it in the relatively rare Mediterranean type climate. The only other regions of the earth sharing this climate type are the southwestern tip of Africa, the west coast of Chile, the west coast of Australia, and of course, the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. This type of climate type is generally characterized by moist mild winters and dry summers.San Francisco’s climate is further modified by the location of the City on the northern end of a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the relatively cool waters of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. In addition to the normal cool temperatures of the mid-latitude Pacific Ocean, the water temperatures are modified by the upwelling of cold water along the California coast. This phenomenon is caused by the persistence of the Pacific High and the northwest winds that are constrained by the Coast Range to blow parallel to the coastline. The effects of these winds, the Coriolis Force and resultant sub-surface spiral, causes a net transport of surface waters away from the shore. Consequently, as the surface waters drift away from the coast, they are replaced by the up welling of colder waters from below.Summertime in San Francisco is characterized by cool marine air and persistent coastal stratus and fog, with average maximum temperatures between 60 and 70 degree F, and minimum between 50 and 55 degrees F. The mornings will typically find the entire city overcast followed by clearing on the warmer bay side, but only partial clearing on the cooler ocean side. The summertime temperature gradient across the city is generally from northwest to southeast, with the warmer readings farthest from the coast and in the wind sheltered valleys east of the Coast Range bisector. These differences are enhanced further by a strong afternoon and evening sea breeze that is a result of the temperature (and consequently pressure) difference between the Pacific Ocean and the interior valleys of California. These westerly winds are channeled through the Golden Gate and lesser breaks in the high terrain of the Coast Range, reaching a maximum during the afternoon with speeds between 20 and 30 miles per hour being typical (Root, 1960).Rainfall from May through September is relatively rare, with an aggregate of less than an inch, or only about 5 percent of the yearly average total of approximately 21.5 inches. Off- season rains which do occur are usually the result of weak early or late season occluded fronts, or surges of subtropical moisture from the south that result in brief showers or thundershowers spreading into the area. Considerable moisture is due to drizzle when the marine layer deepens sufficiently. This is seldom enough to measure (i.e., less than .01 inch) on any given day, except along the immediate coast.Winter temperatures in San Francisco are quite temperate, with highs between 55 degrees F and 60 degrees F and lows in the 45 degrees F to 50 degrees F range. The main source region of wintertime fog in San Francisco is the Great Valley. Radiation fog is formed in the moist regions of the Sacramento River Delta and is advected through Suisun and San Pablo Bays and into San Francisco Bay on cool easterly drainage winds. This type of fog is less common than that of summer, but is typically much denser and has a greater impact upon transportation systems due to greatly reduced visibilities (Root, 1960).Over 80 percent of San Francisco’s seasonal rain falls between November and March, occurring over about 10 days per month. Winter rains on the California coast are primarily due to occluded fronts on a trajectory from the west-northwest, and an occasional cold front from the Gulf of Alaska. These systems are driven southward during the winter as the Pacific High drifts south and westerlies and Polar jet stream dip south. Winter thunderstorms occur on the average only twice per season in cold unstable post-frontal air masses. There is also considerable areal variation of annual precipitation amounts.This is primarily due to the orographic effects resulting from uplift of the airflow from the Pacific striking the Coast Range. The 20″ contour is along the western edge and also across the northeastern quadrant of San Francisco, with the 18″ contour just touching the waterfront in the extreme northeast.Snow is extremely rare in San Francisco, with only 10 documented instances of measurable snow at the official observing site in the past 143 seasons. Snow has fallen on a number of other occasions, but usually only in trace amounts or at the higher elevations. Additionally, some of these occurrences are not true snow events but were the result of either small hail or ice pellets.Spring and fall are transition periods for San Francisco. These seasons usually produce the most cloud-free days between the overcast days of summertime stratus and the rain laden clouds of winter. San Francisco’s hottest days are typically during the spring and fall when high pressure builds into the Pacific Northwest and Great Basin, and dry offshore winds replace the Pacific sea breeze. The three hottest days in San Francisco occurred in September and October.The occurrence of rainfall during the early spring and fall is infrequent, with only about 5 days per month on the average. While most storms during these periods produce light precipitation, the occasional coupling of polar and subtropical air masses can produce heavy rainfall events. For example, the “Columbus Day Storm” (October 11, 1962 through October 13, 1962) dropped over five inches of rain on San Francisco (Null, 1978). The diversity of San Francisco’s micro climates in general and its rainfall patterns in particular must be considered when utilizing the data from a single site. In a relatively flat region, without the influences of the ocean and topography, there is little discernible change in annual rainfall averages with distance. However, within a distance of only a few miles in San Francisco there can be as much as a 20 percent difference in average annual rainfall i.e., from 18″ to 22″.