Vancouver on the BBC

I’m not quite sure when this BBC look at the quality of life in Vancouver first aired, but it does feel a few years old. Still it was posted on YouTube recently thanks to the user “moremonkeybusiness” [yt]. Part one is above and part two is after the jump. It’s an interesting look at the city from an outsider’s perspective.

4 Comments so far

  1. bobber (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 8:22 pm

    its a newer tv airing. if you notice they have a lot of recent construction sites captured on camera

  2. Paul Hillsdon (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 1:35 am

    It’s funny stepping out of a resident’s shoes and into the tourists’. Good videos overall, but I think they are pretty recent. That first one showed Gordon Campbell’s GHG target goals (30% below 1990 by 2020?), which were announced no that long ago.

  3. David G (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

    It is rather narcissistic but I love seeing Vancouver through the eyes of others, especially when they emphasize the city’s astounding ethnic diversity. I didn’t think the transportation segment wasn’t entirely fair to Vancouver. They omitted SkyTrain, the SeaBus, and the electric trolley buses, three modes of public transit that separate Vancouver from most other North American cities and contribute significantly to the region’s mobility. I recognize they were trying to encapsulate Vancouver in an eight-minute segment and that they did most of their shooting, it would appear, in Stanley Park, but setting the transportation segment on one of those tacky tourist trolleys is just quaint.

  4. bcneocon (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 11:19 am

    Yeah, the transportation segment was full of misinfo, or selected bad news stuff. Vancouver is one of the few North American cities where a large percentage of people commute by foot and bike. We’re a leader in transportation issues, they might of mentioned that. Compare us to Seattle for example. And not having a major freeway system is GOOD THING, not a negative like this show states.

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