Vancity Buzz did a spread (based on this discussion forum in Skyscraper Pages) on how the Vancouver name is used to hawk development in China.  Definitely worth a relink:

…. it’s no mystery that the Chinese hold Vancouver in high regard. They are more aware of our pacific metropolis than of Toronto, the nations largest city. Hence, they use the Vancouver name on many residential developments. Here is a list compiled by the great people at

Vancouver Forest in Beijing:


Vancouver Gardens in Qingdao, Shandong:


Vancouver City in Huaibei, Anhui, with its own version on the Gastown steam clock:

More strange versions of Vancouver here.

UPDATE: Or source the original at Skyscraper Pages.