Our team at Real Canadian Movers has prepared a list of the top reasons you should consider moving to Vancouver, BC.
1. Vancouver is One of the Best Cities to Live in the World
For the seventh year in a row, in 2016 Vancouver was ranked fifth in the world by Mercer’s list of top cities to live in internationally, based on quality of living.
Mercer ranks quality of living based on the following ten criteria: Political and social environment, Economic environment, Socio-cultural environment, Medical and health considerations, Schools and education, Public services and transportation, Recreation, Consumer goods, Housing, Natural environment.
2. Great Public Transport
With public buses, the Sky Train, Aqua Buses and the Sea Bus, it’s very convenient to travel around Vancouver without a car. The easily accessible bike lanes and paths also make getting around Vancouver super affordable and environmentally friendly.
3. The Great Outdoors and Mild Climate
A hub for outdoor adventures year round, Vancouver is the perfect place to live and take full advantage of everything the great outdoors has to offer: hiking, biking, swimming and even camping.
Whether you’re a true mountain person at heart or you prefer to observe nature via Netflixs nature documentaries, Vancouver has it all. You can enjoy the urban downtown lifestyle while still being surrounded by nature.
Vancouver’s climate is incredibly mild by Canadian standards; its winters are easily the warmest of Canada’s big cities. Snow falls in Vancouver on an average of 11 days a year, rarely reaching depths of more than a few centimeters.
4. Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
Vancouver is an ethnically diverse city. About 50 percent of the city of Vancouver’s residents and about 44 percent of Metropolitan (Greater) Vancouver’s residents don’t speak English as their first language.
5. Live a Healthier Lifestyle
Vancouver is a city that is passionate about health and feeling good in your body. With local farmer’s markets, organic earth to table restaurants, and many fitness classes and activities, healthy options are always in abundance. Vancouver is known for its population being active and healthy.
Also, according to Forbes, Vancouver is the 10th cleanest city in the world.
Here’s a video by Expedia to help you learn more about living in Vancouver, BC:
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