My favourite place: Vancouver, Canada

For the latest in our historical holidays series, York Membery discovers a string of historical gems in the heart of a glittering New World city

Aquatic Centre Ferry Dock, Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Getty Images)

Touching down in Vancouver on a clear day is an unforgettable experience. Nestled between the Pacific and British Columbia’s snow-capped coastal mountains, the city’s glittering downtown core rises up like a mini-Manhattan – the big difference being that it lies a stone’s throw from the Great Outdoors.

Yet the question you’re no doubt going to ask about this cosmopolitan, fast-growing New World city with its shiny glass high-rises is: where is the history? Trust me – and I know the city well, having visited it on numerous occasions – it’s there. You just have to look a bit harder to find it than in the Old World.

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