Vancouver is a coastal harbor municipality on the mainland of British Columbia in Canada which is the center of greater Vancouver with more than 2.3 million inhabitants. It is the 3rd most densely inhabited city in the country, the 2nd largest Anglophone metro in Canada subsequent to Toronto and the most heavily populated in West Canada. The transcontinental railway was lengthened to the conurbation to take benefit of its big natural harbor which speedily became a very important link in a trade route among the Orient of eastern Canada and London. Port metro Vancouver is the new name for the port of Vancouver which is the largest and busiest in Canada as well as the 4th biggest port in the North America.
The main film manufacture studios inside Vancouver and Burnaby turned metro Vancouver into the 3rd biggest film manufacturing centre in North America subsequently New York and Los Angeles city earning it the movie industry called Hollywood North. Vancouver lies among Burrard bay to the northern side as well as the Fraser River to the southern. The channel of Georgia to the western is safeguarded as of Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island. The city area is about 114 sq km comprising both even and mountainous land in the Pacific Time zone and the pacific maritime eco-zone. Vancouver Island and the municipality both are named following royal navy captain George Vancouver. Vancouver has one of the biggest city squares in North America named Stanley Park covering an area about 1000 acres.
The north coastline mountains dominate the cityscape and on a clear daylight scenic views comprise the snow-capped volcano Mount Baker in Washington state to the southeastern, Vancouver Island crossways the Georgia channel to the southwestern and Bowen Island to the northwestern. The plants in the Vancouver region is originally moderate tropical forest consisting of conifers with sprinkled pockets of maple and alder as well as large parts of marshland. The conifers were a characteristic coastal British Columbia mix of Douglas fir, west red cedar and western Hemlock. The biggest trees in old-growth woodland of Vancouver were in the Gastown region wherever the 1st cataloguing occurred, on the south slopes of False Creek and English Bay, particularly around Jericho Beach. A lot of plants and flora grows through Vancouver and the lower mainland which are bringing from other parts of the continent moreover from points crossways the Pacific including the Japanese maple, the monkey puzzle tree and a variety of flowering exotics such as azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons.