9 Reasons Why Vancouver is the Greatest City to Live

Vancouver, British Columbia skylineThinking about where your next move will be to?

Think of a thriving community, with boundless career opportunities and a ton of things to do from outdoor adventures to musical performances; that’s Vancouver, the largest city in British Columbia.

Vancouver is an incredible city that boasts diversity, green living, and so much more. There’s really no reason to not consider making it your new hometown.

Here are our top eight reasons to consider Vancouver as your new home:

Temperate climate

With one of the mildest climates in Canada, Vancouver seldom receives snow and temperatures rarely fall below freezing.

You can spend time outdoors year-round, skiing in the mountains during the winter and enjoying the warm sun in the summer. View changing foliage in the fall and enjoy festivals and celebrations throughout the spring.

There may be a bit of rain every now and then, but there is a silver lining: rain means new snow blanketing the nearby mountains and that means more opportunities to hit the slopes!

Low crime rate

With an incredibly low violent crime rate and shooting at one of the lowest rates in the country, Vancouver is a relatively safe city to live in. According to Numbeo.com, the level of crime in the area is considered low and people feel a very high level of safety walking alone.

Clean community

City workers and community members work hard to keep the city of Vancouver sparkling clean with organized trash pick-ups always going on downtown.

A series of programs titled “Keep Vancouver Spectacular” offers residents an opportunity to host or join a cleanup party. This has helped get the community involved and keep them active in maintaining the cleanliness and livability of their neighborhoods.

Stanley Park VancouverMemorable urban parks

Home to Stanley Park—one of the largest urban parks in North America—Vancouver has an endless number of outdoor adventures awaiting you.

With over 230 parks and a wide variety of hiking trails to choose from, it’s not difficult to find a patch of nature in or around our bustling city.

Click here to view just a few of our favorite spots!

Eco-friendly atmosphere

Vancouver is committed to staying on the leading edge of urban sustainability, which is why the “Greenest City Action Plan” is such an important part of the community. Through a list of volunteer projects and obtainable goals, Vancouver hopes to become the greenest city in the world in the years to come.

There’s a strong environmental policy set in place—that, combined with already alluring greenery around the city helps keep Vancouver clean. And with the relatively nice weather year-round, people tend to walk or bike to work in Vancouver than in any other city in Canada.

All sorts of entertainment

An energetic city both day and night, there is always something going on to keep residents entertained.

From annual events like Vancouver Pride Parade and Vancouver Craft Beer Week to regular jazz festivals and farmers markets, there is always a way to get involved and enjoy your time in the community.

You can never be bored living in Vancouver, a city with memorable celebrations and events occurring on a weekly basis!

So many things to do

From the Seawall, the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path, to the VanDusen Botanical Garden featuring over 7,500 different plant species and an Elizabethan hedge maze to explore, there’s no shortage of places to go and things to do in Vancouver.

Dive into the city’s backstory at the Museum of Vancouver or explore the Vancouver Art Gallery to get a taste of the talent that resides here.

Incredible seafood

If you love seafood, coastal Vancouver is the place for you.

Home to some of the most delicious fresh seafood in the country, Vancouver’s best seafood restaurants include Blue Water Cafe and Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House.

Whether you love oysters, mussels, salmon or halibut, our city won’t disappoint.

Beautiful beaches

Kitsilano Beach VancouverFrom tanning beaches to family-friendly outdoor pools, Vancouver has a place for you and your loved ones to cool off during the hot summer days. Kitsilano Beach offers gorgeous expanses of sand and a well-maintained outdoor pool area for families of all ages to enjoy.

The city is also home to one of the best clothing-optional beaches in the world, Wreck Beach.

If you have decided that Vancouver is the place for you to plant your roots, Highland Van & Storage is happy to help you get there! Whether you’re moving from the next town over or are trekking cross-country, a move with us is simple and affordable.

With our years of experience and excellent team of movers, we will get you and all your belongings settled in quickly and comfortably.

We offer long distance and local moving services to families and businesses across British Columbia. For more information, contact us by phone at 604-581-2300.