Vancouver regularly ranks among the world’s best places to live, appearing often in various lists of the healthiest, cleanest, smartest, most beautiful, and most liveable cities.
A marvel of urban planning, Vancouver is densely populated and extends across a total area of 115 km² on the Burrard Peninsula, with Fraser River serving as its southern border and the Burrard Inlet as its northern border and primary harbour. Water and mountain views will greet you from virtually every part of this port city, which boasts more than 220 parks, 10 beaches fronting the ocean, and a freshwater lake among many other things.
Vancouver is incredibly diverse, with a multicultural population and a longstanding immigration-friendly policy that has served to enrich its economy and enhance its quality of life. It is the cultural and commercial heart of Greater Vancouver, the third largest urban area in Canada, and as the closest major North American city to the Asia Pacific region is one of the world’s most important transportation hubs. There are more than 70 consulates in the metro area.
You will find the residential real estate market in Vancouver to be as diverse as its population and its neighbourhoods. Options range from high-rises in the Downtown district to Craftsman homes in Kitsilano to luxurious waterfront residences in prestigious West Point Grey. Other notable neighbourhoods within the city include Chinatown, Commercial Drive, Gastown, South Granville, West End, and Yaletown.
Vancouver Quick Facts:
- Population of more than 603,000 people
- In the Pacific Time Zone and is one of Canada’s warmest cities
- More than half of the population has a first language other than English
- Hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics
- Home to Port Metro Vancouver, the country’s largest and busiest port
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