Whether you’re here for a short term rental or longer term relocation, you’ll quickly discover why Vancouver is consistently ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world; celebrated for its striking natural beauty, ready access to beaches, the outdoors, and its mild year-round climate.
Unlike most urban cities, where many commute into downtown and return to the suburbs, downtown Vancouver and its closely-located neighbouring districts, have something for everyone. The city’s compact size, broadly defined by a 20-minute radius, also makes getting around easy – a major reason entrepreneurs and career-makers are choosing to call Vancouver home.
Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice with three local mountains, Cypress, Grouse and Seymour, offering access to trails for hiking and biking in the summer and first-rate skiing and snowboarding in winter, while Stanley Park offers 22 kilometres of pathways for walking, cycling, running and rollerblading. You’ll also have no problems finding your work life balance at one of Vancouver’s many yoga studios, fitness clubs and wellness centres.
Arts and culture aficionados will enjoy the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery and so much more, hosted in state of the art venues like the Arts Club, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Commodore Ballroom, Queen Elizabeth Theatreand The Orpheum.
Make the most of your furnished apartment and fully equipped kitchen and head out to Vancouver’s many local farmers’ markets with a must-visit to the Granville Island Public Market for its fresh ingredients, boasting both local and exotic fare. With a globally renowned food and drink scene, teeming with established and on-the-rise chefs, restaurants, food trucks and bars, unique micro-breweries and distilleries, as well as the real ethnic flavour of Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods, your taste buds are sure to be tantalized.
Vancouver is also a shopper’s paradise with local and international brands, and malls and shopping destinations like Gastown, Robson Street, Yaletown and South Granville, while sports fans will enjoy taking in a game and cheering on the local teams, the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Whitecapsand BC Lions.