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Vancouver ranked top Canadian city to take a vacation in

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Canadians appear to love Vancouver.

Travel and Leisure Magazine has conducted its annual ‘World’s Best Awards” survey and readers voted Vancouver the best place in Canada to take a vacation.

The survey has garnered Vancouver a score of 86.71. Quebec City is the only other Canadian city to make the list, with a score of 86.51.

Charles Gauthier with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association says Vancouver brings a unique experience. “We are an interesting city in terms of arts and culture, food and beverage, the quality and quantity of our hotels.”

That said, he doesn’t think now is the time to become complacent. “It’s the little things that count. Making sure the experience, especially in the downtown area because most people will be walking the downtown, is pleasurable.”

Gauthier says the city has made great strides in reducing the number of aggressive panhandlers downtown, improving the atmosphere.

Kyoto, Japan was ranked the top destination in the world to take a vacation.