Welcome to Vancouver!
Welcome to Vancouver, one of the world's most liveable cities. With its mix of highrises and ancient forests, Vancouver offers something for everyone. Enjoy the friendly locals, a diverse culture, amazing outdoor spaces, Chinatown, a large variety of restaurants, its aquarium, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
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Underwater WorldVancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the world! See African Penguins, crocodiles, marine life, frogs, jellyfish, and more. The kids will love the touch pools, Clownfish Cove, and the wet lab. The whole family will enjoy 4D Theatre Experience® with various shows throughout the year. Please reserve your aquarium tickets online and in advance.
- The Tropics
- Steller's Bay
- Frogs Forever
- Penguin Point
- Touch Exhibits
- 65,000 Animals
- Wondrous Jellies
- Wild Coast Exhibit
- Graham Amazon Gallery
Getting Around Vancouver
Bike or Scooter Rental
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Island Life Vancouver Island
Just a Ferry or Plane Ride Away
When visiting Vancouver, BC, you'll want to make time to visit Vancouver Island. The 460-km island in the Pacific Ocean was traditionally inhabited by the Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka'wakw, and Coast Salish peoples. The island is steeped in indigenous heritage.
You can take a ferry to Vancouver Island or a plane. A ferry will get you to the island in about 2 hours. A plane will get you there in 25 minutes - 1 hour, depending on what part of the island you wish to visit.
You'll enjoy hanging out on the beach, surfing, hiking in ancient rainforests, camping in Tofino, and experiencing the culture when you visit Vancouver Island.
Various birds, orcas, and even black bears can be seen on Vancouver Island. Beautiful views, the nation's tallest waterfall, and small towns will highlight your visit.
If you prefer a less outdoorsy experience, Vancouver Island offers pampering and R&R at their spas and wellness facilities. Imagine a sea-salt rub, aromatherapy, a mineral bath, and more as you relax into the island life.
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Vancouver, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to highrises. Whether you want to live in the city or along the water, Vancouver offers a great way of life!
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- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in Vancouver!
Daring FunCapilano Suspension Bridge Park
230 feet above the Capilano River
Vancouver is home to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and it's sure to test your fear of heights! This 450-foot bridge was built in 1889 and is one of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions. The bridge, located in a rainforest, provides incredible views of the Capilano river, cedar trees, and mountains.
In addition to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, you can enjoy views from various viewing platforms, a cantilevered walkway (Cliffwalk), and seven additional suspension bridges.
You'll have plenty of opportunities to learn about the forest and ecosystem from educational signs throughout the area. You can even visit the Raptors Ridge facility to learn more about birds and raptors.
You're going to love the beauty that surrounds you as you venture across the Capilano Suspension Bridge!
ON THE WATER Whale and Dolphin Watching
Get out on the water and enjoy seeing marine wildlife
Victoria Island waters are home to the incredible orca whale, dolphins, and other marine wildlife. You can book a boat tour and experience whale watching up close. Spend a few hours or the whole day touring the waters around the island and experiencing the majestic orcas and other marine wildlife.
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Vancouver
There are so many activities and sites to see in Vancouver, BC:
- English Bay
- Stanley Park
- Science World
- Cathedral Grove
- Vancouver Island
- Vancouver Aquarium
- Museum of Vancouver
- Whale Watching Excursions
- Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
The average price of homes is approximately $1,114,300 (Dec. 2022)
Vancouver offers a variety of home-buying options, including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo.
To find an affordable home consider living in Davie Village, Chinatown, Mole Hill, or Strathcona. You'll love it no matter where you choose to live in the Vancouver area!
- Cost of living (without rent): $3,577/month
- Average home price: $1.11 million
- Residential property tax: 0.05042%
Vancouver is nicknamed Rain City (among others)
Vancouver's nickname Rain City reflects the amount of rainfall the city receives each year, approximately 1,199mm!
Take a trip to Vancouver in June, July, or August, and you'll enjoy temperatures between 20- 23° C. It rains 192.4 days per year so bring a raincoat when you visit.
- Elevation: 0 meters
- Land area: 115.18 km2
- Approx. population: 2.6 million (2022)
- Median resident age: 41 years old
$50,317 is the average income in Vancouver (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and offers a variety of jobs. Common jobs in the area include IT Support Specialists, office administrators, field service technicians, and engineers. Here are some of the most in-demand jobs:
- Long Haul Drivers
- Registered Nurses
- IT Analysts & Consultants
- Interactive Media Developers
Moving to Vancouver, BC
Would you like to live in Vancouver?
Vancouver Offers Big City Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in Vancouver, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: international trade, filam and television, technology, and tourism. Banking and finance, aviation, and international relations also employ many professionals in the area.
Living in Vancouver means access to outdoor recreation, whale watching, hiking, biking, and more.
If you're interested in moving to Vancouver, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even live near the water. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses