The family name Vancouver itself originates from the Dutch "Van Coevorden", denoting somebody from the city of Coevorden, Netherlands.
The explorer's ancestors came to England "from Coevorden", which is the origin of the name that eventually became "Vancouver".
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In 2014, following thirty years in California, the TED conference made Vancouver its indefinite home.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 first European settlement in what is now Vancouver was not until 1862 at Mc Cleery's Farm on the Fraser River, just east of the ancient village of Musqueam in what is now Marpole.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.In 1808, they travelled from the east down the Fraser River, perhaps as far as Point Grey.The offending items will be immediately deleted and with the offending member permanently banned.