Vancouver is a seaport city in in southwestern Canada, sharing borders with the American state of Oregon. It is known as the entertainment and film capitol of Canada, earning it the nickname "Hollywood North," and for its draw as a livable city known for its high quality of life.
It was established under the name of Gastown in 1867, starting off with just two buildings: a sawmill and a tavern. With the introduction of the railway system, the small town grew rapidly as was renamed Vancouver in 1886.
People Born in Vancouver
Vancouver in People's Lives
Abigail Breslin: I filmed a movie here in 2003.
George Vancouver: I explored this area in the 1790's, and the city that was later built here was named after me.
Jessica Lowndes: I was born here in 1988, and grew up here. As a preteen, I decided that I wanted to be an actress one day.
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2008 to film scenes of the movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. We filmed at the Vancouver Public Library and at the Orpheum Theater.
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 2009 to film scenes of the movie The A-Team, a movie that I would later say I "didn't get." We filmed at the Ovaltine Cafe.
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 2008 to film scenes of the movie The Hurt Locker.
Rudyard Kipling: I visited this city in 1889, during a world tour of sorts through North America.
Stephen Moyer: I traveled here in 2006 to film scenes of the movie 88 Minutes.
Tatiana Maslany: I worked here in 2002 as a high school student, working hard to save up enough money to support myself as an aspiring actress once I graduated high school.
Taylor Lautner: I traveled here in 2007 to film scenes of the movie New Moon.