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Vancouver (/vænˈkvər/ (About this sound listen)) is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre, which makes it the fifth-most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America behind New York City, Guadalajara, San Francisco, and Mexico City according to the 2011 census. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada according to that census; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. Roughly 30% of the city's inhabitants are of Chinese heritage. Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city.

Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city ranked among the top-ten of the world's most well-living cities for five consecutive years. Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009; and the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city. In 2014, following thirty years in California, the TED conference made Vancouver its indefinite home. Several matches of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup were played in Vancouver, including the final at BC Place.

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The X-Files is a Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American cult science fiction television series, created by Chris Carter, which first aired in 1993 and ended in 2002. The show was a hit for the Fox network, and its characters and slogans (e.g., "The Truth Is Out There", "Trust No One", "I Want to Believe") became pop culture touchstones in the 1990s. Seen as a defining series of its era, The X-Files tapped into public mistrust of governments and large institutions, and embraced conspiracy theories and spirituality, as it centered on efforts to uncover the existence of extraterrestrial life.[1][2] The series has also spawned two theatrical movies (The X-Files and I Want To Believe), and a spin-off series (The Lone Gunmen).

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Harbour Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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George Vancouver RN (June 22, 1757 – May 12, 1798) was an officer in the Royal Navy, best known for his exploration of the North-West Coast of North America, including the shores of the modern day Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. He also explored the southwest coast of Australia.

The cities of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Vancouver, Washington, USA are named after him.

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Whitecaps FC plays its home games at BC Place.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC is a Canadian soccer club in Vancouver, British Columbia. The club was moved up to the USSF Division 1 after the ownership group of Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett, and Steve Nash was awarded a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to play in Vancouver. Whitecaps FC began playing competitive soccer in the 2011 season, joining the Western Conference of MLS. It plays its home games at BC Place. The current Whitecaps FC is the third soccer team from Vancouver to bear the Whitecaps name. The tradition was started by Vancouver's North American Soccer League team in 1974, and continued by the city's Canadian Soccer League and United Soccer Leagues side, formed in 1986. The current iteration named Whitecaps FC played its first MLS game on March 19, 2011, a 4–2 victory against Toronto FC. French striker Éric Hassli scored the first goal in Whitecaps FC history.

As of February 24, 2014, 56 players (four goalkeepers and fifty-two outfielders) have participated in at least one MLS regular season match for Whitecaps FC. Brazilian striker Camilo Sanvezzo leads the club in both all-time MLS appearances (102) and all-time MLS goals (43). Three goalkeepers and forty-three outfield players have participated in at least one Voyageurs Cup or Canadian Championship match. Camilo Sanvezzo is also the MLS club's all-time leading goal scorer in Voyageurs Cup play, with four goals. One goalkeeper and thirteen outfield players participated in the only MLS Cup Playoffs match in the MLS Whitecaps FC history. Jamaican striker Darren Mattocks scored the lone Whitecaps FC goal in that match, a 2–1 loss against Los Angeles Galaxy in the knockout round of the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs. The MLS version of Whitecaps FC have never participated in the CONCACAF Champions League.

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Vancouver, BC viewed from the south with mountains behind.
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Geography Fraser River | Lower Mainland | False Creek | English Bay | Burrard Inlet | Metro Vancouver | Downtown | Climate of Vancouver | Bodies of water in Vancouver | Pacific Spirit Regional Park | University Endowment Lands | Strait of Georgia | Cypress Provincial Park | Stanley Park | Mount Seymour Provincial Park | Capilano River Regional Park | Capilano River | North Shore Mountains | Burnaby Mountain | Cypress Mountain | Mount Seymour | Grouse Mountain | Whistler | The Lions (Peaks)
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  1. ^ "The X-Files". St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture.
  2. ^ Millman, Joyce (2002-05-19). "The X-Files finds the truth: Its Time is Past". The New York Times.
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