More than the Olympics: Vancouver Attracts Highest-Ever Number of Visitors in 2014

Photo credit: MagnusL3D | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: MagnusL3D | Wikimedia Commons

It’s not just your imagination. Vancouver is more popular than ever.

In 2014, nearly 9 million people from overseas visited the city and stayed overnight, an all-time record, according to figures released by Tourism Vancouver. The 2014 total tops even the 2010 tally, when Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympic Games. Anyone who took a stroll on the Stanley Park seawall this summer – which was thronged with sightseers speaking dozens of different languages – probably got a glimpse of this first hand.

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More than the Olympics: Vancouver Attracts Highest-Ever Number of Visitors in 2014

Klahowya Village: First Nations living museum in Stanley Park reopens

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In the Chinook Jargon of the Pacific Northwest, the word klahowya means “Welcome” and “How are you?”  So it comes as little surprise that a warm welcome is exactly what visitors experience when they step into Klahowya Village,  the interactive First Nations exhibit in Stanley Park just reopened for its second season.

Located at Stanley Park’s Miniature Train Plaza, the Village offers a fun immersion into the cultures of Vancouver’s original inhabitants.  The site features a unique combination of cultural displays and demonstrations, interactive activities sure to please the kids and – perhaps most important of all – authentic aboriginal cuisine.

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Klahowya Village: First Nations living museum in Stanley Park reopens