Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker
The vast majority of Europe is a single time zone.
In regards to time zones, it's not really necessary
for Newfoundland to have the half hour time zone difference, since it exists totally
within the proper geographical area for the Atlantic time zone. However, I think tradition and familiarity would make any such change very unpopular.
Some other interesting distances for Vancouver:
(Keeping in mind - Vancouver to St. John's NL, 5020 kilometers)
Vancouver to Seattle, 193 kilometers
Vancouver to San Francisco, 1281 kilometers
Vancouver to Los Angeles, 1739 kilometers
Vancouver to Winnipeg, 1871 kilometers
Vancouver to Austin Texas, 3002 kilometers
Vancouver to Mexico City, 3943 kilometers
Vancouver to Honolulu, 4359 kilometers
Vancouver to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia 5212 kilometers
Vancouver to Tokyo, 7571 kilometers
Our concept of distance is obviously influenced by political borders and affiliations, available transportation networks and media, and natural geographical barriers (oceans, mountains, etc.).