Some Facts and Tips for Moving to Delta BC

Delta BC is a district municipality in British Columbia, part of Greater Vancouver. Delta is located 27 kilometres (17 mi) south of Vancouver and 22 kilometres (14 mi) north of the Canada–US border at Peace Arch, Surrey.

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Population of Delta was estimated as 102,655 in 2011 Census.

Delta BC has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate type Cfb), with some mild temperatures and sufficient precipitation, warm and dry summers and wet cool winters.

Things to Do and Living.

Comprising three communities: North Delta, Tsawwassen and Ladner, Delta’s diverse attributes are now becoming great attractions.

Delta’s scenic landscapes contain seven golf courses; the many dykes provide easy walking, cycling and equestrian trails and water sports, from skim boarding to kayaking.

Here are some suggestions for activities in Delta BC: http://www.hellobc.com/delta.aspx

Economy & Employment.

Delta municipality’s 180 square kilometres include farmland, wetland, industrial areas, commercial districts, and residential neighbours with historic homes and buildings.

Delta’s flat, fertile land has made it one of the most important agricultural areas in Greater Vancouver.

In addition to agriculture, Delta is also home to other industries such as aerospace, manufacturing, construction, energy, transportation, deep sea and river shipping, communication and tourism.

Here’s a quick video for you to learn more about living in Delta BC:


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Facts and Tips for Moving to Coquitlam BC

Coquitlam BC is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Coquitlam is the sixth-largest city in BC province and is one of the 21 municipalities comprising Metro Vancouver area. It’s just about 25 km away from the City of Vancouver.

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Population: 126,840 (2011 Census).

Like the rest of Greater Vancouver BC, Coquitlam has an oceanic climate, with mild temperatures and sufficient precipitation, warm and dry summers and wet cool winters. Precipitation is especially heavy in Coquitlam due to its proximity to the mountain slopes.

Housing. On December 7, 2015 City of Coquitlam Council endorsed a new Housing Affordability Strategy (HAS or the Strategy). Through this Strategy, Coquitlam’s goal is to work with partners from the non-profit, private and public sectors to ensure that a wide variety of housing types, sizes, tenures and prices can be offered in Coquitlam in the years to come. Read More.

Living and Things to Do.

A newly developed Coquitlam downtown offers many options for enjoying dining, shopping as well as arts and culture. There are also many parks, trails and great outdoor activities in Coquitlam’s outdoor areas.

Here is more information on activities in Coquitlam BC: http://www.hellobc.com/coquitlam/things-to-do.aspx

And here’s a quick video for you to learn more about living in Coquitlam BC:

Economy & Employment.

As a suburban community, most of Coquitlam residents commute to work in Vancouver, Burnaby, and other areas of Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC.

Coquitlam’s main industrial area lies in the southern Maillardville/Fraser Mills area near the Fraser River. Among the largest employers within Coquitlam are the City of Coquitlam, Art in Motion and Hard Rock Casino. Other major employers include Coca-Cola, Sony, and the Marine Propulsion division of Rolls-Royce.

Most retail businesses are concentrated around Coquitlam Centre in the Town Centre area, and big-box retailers such as IKEA and The Home Depot in the Pacific Reach areas, with the remainder of the city’s retail outlets centered around the Austin Heights and North Road sectors.

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Key Facts to Know if you’re Moving to Chilliwack BC

The City of Chilliwack is located south of the Fraser River in the Fraser Valley, about 100 km east of the City of Vancouver.

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Population:
84,000 (2011 Census). Chilliwack’s mild climate with limited extremes provides good growing conditions for a wide variety of crops and agricultural products. When averaged from 1981 to 2010, Chilliwack had the warmest mean temperature for any city in Canada. Precipitation falls mostly as rain, with snow limited to the surrounding mountains.

Housing. In 2008 City of Chilliwack developed its Affordable Housing Strategy, which recognizes housing as a key element in a sustainable community. The goal is to improve the availability of affordable and accessible housing choices for all existing and future residents. Read more.

Things to Do and Living.

People choose to live in Chilliwack because of its low tax rates, relatively affordable housing costs and exceptional quality of life.

There are many outdoor activities in Chilliwack, including hiking, horseback riding, biking, camping, fishing, and golf.

Here are some suggestions for things to do in Chilliwack BC: http://www.tourismchilliwack.com/

And here’s a quick video for you to get a bit more familiar with living in Chilliwack BC:



Economy & Employment.

Chilliwack belongs to the Lower Mainland-Southwest economic region. Competitive costs and fast permit approvals, combined with a growing economy and good quality of life, make Chilliwack one of the best places in British Columbia to both reside and open a business.

Chilliwack’s service and retail sectors account for approximately 50% of GDP. Other growing industries include manufacturing accounting for 13%, construction at 8% and agriculture and forestry at 5% of Chilliwack’s GDP.

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Key Facts and Tips for Moving to Burnaby BC

Located east of Vancouver, Burnaby is the third-largest city in British Columbia. Like Vancouver, Burnaby is a diverse multicultural city.

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Population
of Burnaby was estimated as 223,218 in 2011 Census. The climate of Burnaby is mild, and generally warm and temperate. The rain falls mostly in the winter, with relatively little rain in the summer. The average annual temperature is 10.0 °C.

Housing.
Recent studies indicate that Burnaby is the third most expensive city to buy a home in Canada behind Vancouver, BC and Richmond, BC. Single family homes typically cost close to the million dollar mark with townhomes roughly half the price at just over $500,000. Condos typically sell in the $350,000 range. Average monthly home rental costs in Burnaby range from roughly $1,000 to $1,200 for a one bedroom apartment, and up to $2,000 to $2,500 for a three bedroom apartment.

Things to Do. Burnaby has a lot to offer both visitors and residents, with family-friendly cultural activities and events, wide green spaces, golf courses, boating, and world class shopping.

Here are some suggestions for things to do in Burnaby BC: http://www.tourismburnaby.com/see-and-do/

And here’s a quick video for you to get a bit more familiar with Burnaby BC:

Economy & Employment.

As Vancouver expanded, Burnaby became one of the first-tier residential community suburbs of Vancouver itself, along with the city and district of North Vancouver, and Richmond.

Burnaby has evolved in character over time from rural to suburban to urban.
Nowadays Burnaby is home to many industrial and commercial firms. Also, British Columbia’s largest (and Canada’s second largest) commercial mall, the Metropolis at Metrotown is located in Burnaby.

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Tips and Key Facts for Moving to Abbotsford BC

Abbotsford is a city located in the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia, next to Greater Vancouver area.

 

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The population of Abbotsford is around 134,000 people, and it’s one of the largest municipalities of the Fraser Valley Regional District and the largest outside Greater Vancouver, with the third highest proportion of visible minorities among census metropolitan areas in Canada, after the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Vancouver CMA.

Abbotsford has an oceanic climate, with the average annual temperature at 10.0 °C.

Things to Do

Abbotsford is the air and road gateway to many world class experiences that are available throughout the Mighty Fraser Country: downhill skiing, white water rafting, sturgeon fishing, hot-springs, camping, mountain-top hiking, waterslides, theme parks, scenic gardens. Here’s more information on living and things to do in Abbotsford BC: http://www.tourismabbotsford.ca/things-to-do

And here’s a quick video for you to get a bit more familiar with Abbotsford:

Economy & Employment.

Abbotsford’s major industries are: agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and retail. The city earns the highest dollar per acre of agricultural land in the country.

Around 62% of residents in Abbotsford work in the City of Abbotsford. Most of the remaining 38% commute to Mission, Chilliwack, Vancouver BC and its suburbs (primarily Surrey and Langley), and other areas of Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland, BC.

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