Many of our international guests who stay with us at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville are impressed by the wide variety of cultures, and accompanying languages that are evident throughout downtown Vancouver.
You will commonly hear Canada’s two official languages English and French, as well as most European languages including; German, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Czech and Russian; the Asian languages of Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tagalog from the Philippines, and Hindi; and other languages from every corner of the world.
Not only ethnic differences are celebrated and add to the character of multicultural Vancouver, but also religious differences including the major faiths of Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and more enjoy a haven in Vancouver’s many temples.
Socially distinct communities, perhaps best exemplified by the Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered community, enjoy widespread acceptance in Vancouver. The Davie Village one block from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville, proudly flies the Rainbow Flag on the street lampposts.
The rebounding indigenous First Nations communities, made up of tribal groups from the Coast Salishian nation, are re-establishing themselves as vibrant participants in multicultural Vancouver’s social mosaic.
Multicultural Vancouver’s make-up is a fertile environment for many creative types across all genres. Vancouver is host to a strong business community, whose white-collar warriors wheel and deal amongst the blue and green-glassed offices towers of the downtown core. Several corporations call Vancouver home, and many multinationals have significant branch offices here in Vancouver.
The eclectic arts community enjoys a comfortable home in downtown Vancouver. Many galleries line the streets just outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery at Hornby and West Georgia Streets. Granville Street right outside the front doors of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville is in many respects, the epicentre of our ever-evolving West Coast music scene. And because of the high number of film productions in Vancouver, we are often referred to as “Hollywood North”.
Vancouverites are very proud of our tolerant approach to our multicultural society, and find such tolerance and social acceptance to be at least as important to our quality of life as our phenomenal natural setting.
Upon visiting us here at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville, come prepared for the United Nations of cultures that make up our fair city. And if you have recently visited us, perhaps you can share you own experience with multicultural Vancouver.