The explorer's ancestors came to England "from Coevorden", which is the origin of the name that eventually became "Vancouver".
The Fraser Gold Rush of 1858 brought over 25,000 men, mainly from California, to nearby New Westminster (founded 14 February 1859) on the Fraser River, on their way to the Fraser Canyon, bypassing what would become Vancouver.
The original settlement, named Gastown, grew up on clearcuts on the west edge of the Hastings Mill logging sawmill's property, where a makeshift tavern had been set up on a plank between two stumps and the proprietor, Gassy Jack, persuaded the curious millworkers to build him a tavern, on 1 July 1867. As part of the land and political deal whereby the area of the townsite was made the railhead of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), it was renamed "Vancouver" and incorporated shortly thereafter as a city, in 1886.
From that first enterprise, other stores and some hotels quickly appeared along the waterfront to the west. By 1887, the Canadian Pacific transcontinental railway was extended westward to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport to the Pacific Ocean, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient / East Asia, Eastern Canada, and Europe.
Other social movements, such as the first-wave feminist, moral reform, and temperance movements were also instrumental in Vancouver's development.
Mary Ellen Smith, a Vancouver suffragist and prohibitionist, became the first woman elected to a provincial legislature in Canada in 1918.
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 19; 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.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, and Mexico City according to the 2011 census.Gastown became formally laid out as a registered townsite dubbed Granville, B. Europeans became acquainted with the area of the future Vancouver when José María Narváez of Spain explored the coast of present-day Point Grey and parts of Burrard Inlet in 1791—although one author contends that Francis Drake may have visited the area in 1579.The explorer and North West Company trader Simon Fraser and his crew became the first-known Europeans to set foot on the site of the present-day city.Die Adresse fr Auenwerbung Italien ist mit 11% Plakatwerbeanteil eines der fhrenden Out of Home-Lnder in Europa.Das Plakat ist hier ein mit modernen Instrumenten planbares und kontrollierbares Basis-Werbemedium.In 1808, they travelled from the east down the Fraser River, perhaps as far as Point Grey.The family name Vancouver itself originates from the Dutch "Van Coevorden", denoting somebody from the city of Coevorden, Netherlands.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.