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U-Haul has named Vancouver the #5 Top Destination City in our 2014 Canadian Migration Trends Report 
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Consistently one of the top cities worldwide for quality of life and livability, Vancouver offers a wide range of amenities and activities for any prospective resident. Part of the British Columbia province, Vancouver is home to more than 600,000 people, with that number exceeding 2.3 million when including the Greater Vancouver Metropolitan area. This population is extremely diverse, with 35% of the population being foreign born, the highest percent for any city in the world. To live in the beauty of Vancouver you may have to pay a higher price, with the third highest housing costs for English speaking cities throughout the world; however, with all benefits of a modern metropolis combined with the surrounding natural beauty, many people consider it worth the price tag.

Helpful Tips for Moving to and Living in Vancouver, British Columbia

In partnership with local Vancouver businesses, we have 10 moving and storage locations spread throughout the city limits to help facilitate your move. Additionally, here are a few things to know about the city that’ll help you along the way.

  • Diverse Neighborhoods – Many Vancouverites have divided the city in three, The East Side (East Van), West Side, and city center. If you are looking for more of a family area, there are several townhouses and single-family homes in the suburbs and outer district. Students and young people generally live by the University of British Columbia, which is located in the West Side. The city center consists mostly of skyscrapers filled with apartments, condos, and businesses. This only scratches the surface, as each of the Vancouver neighborhoods has its own character, culture, and history.
  • Enjoy the Outdoors – With quick access to both the water and mountains, Vancouver is filled with outdoor activities; you can ski, hike, or kayak all in the same day. Most activities are available year round, with over 200 public parks totaling more than 3,200 acres. Vancouver has one of the lowest obesity rates in North America, created by an active community. Grouse Mountain offers many activities from skiing to zip-lining depending on the season. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is for thrill seekers.
  • Go Green – Vancouver was the birthplace of Greenpeace in 1971, fostering the environment that has made Vancouver one of the world's cleanest cities. Additionally, the city is pursuing an initiative to become the greenest city in the world by 2020. Many people embrace the green lifestyle; many Vancouverites bike to work or use the metro system. One perceived negative is the lack of highways running through downtown; however, there is a sprawling transit system to overcome this issue. It goes to show the commitment that the city has to public transit and environmentally conscious living. For those looking for fresh air, Vancouver is the ideal place for you.


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