Metro Vancouver

Vancouver is the most popular destination for immigrants heading to British Columbia. It is not surprising when you consider how consistently it scores amongst the best places to live in the world.

Here are a couple of the recent reports.

The Economist rates Vancouver #1 in it’s Most Livable City survey.

In 2011, for the third year running, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Vancouver number 1 in the world’s most liveable cities.
Source: Economist Intelligence Unit.

Vancouver scores fourth on Quality of Life

The latest (2010) Mercer survey on overall quality of living finds Vienna, Zurich and Geneva as the world’s top-scoring cities.  Vancouver and Auckland were in joint 4th place. All the Canadian cities surveyed are highly ranked. In the Americas the top cities were all Canadian:

  • Vancouver (4th)
  • Ottawa (14th)
  • Toronto (16th)
  • Montreal (21st)
  • Calgary (28th)


City facts

The City of Vancouver had a population of 545,671 in 2001 and it covered an area of 114.67 square kilometers. The Greater Vancouver Regional District had a population of 1,986,965 in 2001, making up nearly half the population of the province of BC (3,907,738). [Census data from Statistics Canada]

Communities within the area

The metro Vancouver area has many communities. Our local experts are here to guide you toward finding the right area and the right home there too.

Map of Metro Vancouver


Areas to explore

The pages we have put together on the Vancouver area and areas within the rest of British Columbia are your starting point.

There are too many areas to cover comprehensively, so we encourage you to contact us for more help on finding the right home in the right area.

If you are interested in buying in this area (or anywhere in BC) please use our buyer’s agency form to tell so that we can help you find the right area and the right home. Our local experts are available here and for most other areas.

External Links

Translink’s trip planning tool helps you find your way around the metro Vancouver region:

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