Rough Guides travel guide has ranked Vancouver as the sixth friendliest city in the world.
The online travel resource, produced by Penguin Publishing, took a survey of its users to create the list. At number one, was Glasgow, Scotland. The only other Canadian city on the list of 15 was Montreal, coming in at third in the world. The only American city to make the list was Atlanta, Georgia. England (with Liverpool and Manchester) and Canada were the only two countries to have more than one city on the list.
The sleep professionals at Simmons Mattress Gallery believe the secret to our overall friendliness lies in the quality of sleep that Vancouverites receive. We don’t want to take a 100% of the credit, but SMG has been providing the city with luxury mattresses for years. All that undisturbed sleep has made us a happier, friendlier folk.
We rise early with enough energy to work, play and enjoy our families. We are blessed with a beautiful backyard of wilderness to explore, the ocean to paddle on and a plethora of bike lanes to commute on. Our good fortune shines through in our willing nature to share our gifts with all of those (mostly) wonderful tourists. And when it’s time to crash, we have the world’s best beds to collapse on.
So keep smiling Vancouver. Your friendly spirit is not going unnoticed.