Vancouver: The Most Livable City

Consistently ranked the most livable city in North America and one of the top 10 in the world.

Vancouver offers:

  • World-class, universal health care.
  • Free access to quality education.
  • Safe – low crime rates & strict gun control.
  • Clean air and water.
  • Multicultural.

City Highlights

If you’re an arts lover, you’ll feel right at home in Vancouver. The city’s rich cultural background has helped produce a spectrum of artistic expression and a thriving creative community.

Vancouver is a city that loves sports. The Host City of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the inspiring natural environment and competitive spirit combine to make this a place that encourages sporting excellence. And that’s something that resident can experience as well. Whether it’s running a marathon or cycling up a mountain with thousands of others, participating in an organized event is a fantastic way to experience our city. If you’d prefer to leave things to the pros, catching one of Vancouver’s professional sports teams in action—be it soccer, baseball, football or hockey, is a shortcut to witnessing the passion of this city, as well as heroic acts of athleticism.

You will quickly discover that Vancouver is like a giant playground just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re jumping into a game of volleyball at Kitsilano Beach, rollerblading along the Stanley Park seawall or sailing, there are countless ways to experience the city while also getting some exercise. Follow these ideas to get a workout in Vancouver — and to get a great introduction to the city, too.

Vancouver has an endless supply of attractions and things to see and do. It doesn’t matter what time of day or what time of year — whether you want to be indoors or out, active or a spectator, spend a lot of money or none at all — Vancouver has it all!

Through 12 months and all four seasons, Vancouver’s festivals and events celebrate every facet of the city. From culinary to culture, performing arts to Pride, film to family-friendly fun, you’ll find a festival or special event that shines the spotlight on your interests.

Vancouverites know their city’s culinary scene. They know where to find the best tower of fresh seafood, the finest house-made charcuterie, the most delicious taco truck, and the best list of B.C. wines. Vancouverites are entirely capable of having a stand-up argument about which sushi restaurant is the best, even if both restaurants are exquisite. And the city’s restaurants, wine bars, tasting rooms, cocktail dens, food trucks, farmer’s markets and bakeries are absolutely deserving of this passion.

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Discover more about the economic advantages of relocating to Vancouver, Canada by visiting HQ Vancouver 

Change of Scenery

If you must get away, Hawaii is a popular destination for Christmas and March Break school holidays. Film industry types regularly commute back and forth to L.A. Wine lovers head to San Francisco and nearby Napa and Sonoma. Palm Springs, with its mid-century desert vibe, make for a quick weekend jaunt, or longer. Vegas and “what happens there” is just under three hours away.

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City Highlights information courtesy of Tourism Vancouver and HQ Vancouver