Rain, Vancouver… Raincouver? Chances are that you may not know these interesting words in Vancouver. Greater Vancouver Area have a lot of nicknames and it may be confusing it at first, therefore, we’re going to break them down for ya.
Nicknames for the City Vancouver
The City of Vancouver has many nicknames. Some are more affectionate than others. Below are some words that are must knows when you reside in Vancouver.
Vancouverites or people refer to the word “Vancity” as a shortcut for the city of Vancouver.
Sandy said: “I am driving up to Vancity this coming Long Weekend“
City of Glass
This one sounds really elegant, or maybe scary or tragic. The city of Vancouver consists of many buildings and sparkly architecture which features a lot of steel and glass and is therefore also referred as the City of Glass.
Raincity or Raincouver
Raincity or Raincouver is associated with the phenomena that it rains a lot in Vancouver.
This term comes from the fact that Vancouver is the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Van (North Van, East Van, West Van)
And the last one for Vancouver is Van. Just Van. – especially when used in reference to “North Van” or “West Van”, which brings us to the shorthand for specific areas of Vancouver and some of its surrounding cities. East Van, refers to East Vancouver. East Van gets its own mention, as it even has its own icon. Short for the beachy neighbourhood, Kitsilano
New Westminster (New West) is a city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada. The city is also a member municipality of Metro Vancouver.
Port Coquitlam is a city in British Columbia, Canada. Located in the east of Vancouver, it is on the north bank of the converge of the Fraser River and the Pitt River.
Abbotsford (Abby) is a city located in British Columbia, adjoining to the Canada–United States border, Greater Vancouver and the Fraser River.
Our last Vancouver term is Hollywood North. This refers to the general region, as well as the city, as many films are shot here and that’s a wrap!
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Source: Vancouver Slangs