Click on our interactive map to see highlights of this walking tour of Vancouver, British Columbia.
When visitors to Vancouver arrive for the 2010 Winter Olympics this February, they’ll encounter a place that’s difficult to pin down. Canada’s third largest city has long been defined by its stunning natural setting, but it also possesses one of the most densely populated downtown cores in North America. Vancouver has made room for a steadily increasing population by erasing swaths of its working-class, lumber-town history, replacing it with towering "small footprint" highrise condos set amidst carefully planned parks. This walking tour travels from past to present—and, if the buzz holds true, to the future.