Explore Vancouver, BC

Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to Vancouver

Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is British Columbias most populous city and main coastal seaport. Surrounded by both mountains and the ocean, Vancouver is a four-season playground for nature lovers. The downtown core boasts a funky entertainment scene, vibrant nightlife, excellent shopping, and world-class cuisine.

Neighbourhood tags

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Lively

Historic

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Upscale

Water Views

Walkable

Nightlife

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Transit Friendly

Industry Hub

Plenty of Pubs

Student Friendly

Mountain Views

Fun facts

  • Thanks to its high standard of living, Vancouver is ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

  • The city’s main public park, Stanley Park, is larger than New York’s Central Park and is surrounded by the Vancouver Harbour and English Bay.

  • The Seawall is the world’s longest waterfront path where you will frequently find locals taking a walk, a bike ride, or simply enjoying the view.

  • Vancouver is Canada’s eco-friendly city.

  • Because of its proximity to the ocean, Vancouver is the world’s fourth-largest cruise ship terminal.

  • Celebrated Canadian comedian Seth Rogen is the voice of public announcements on Vancouver’s light-rail transit network called The Skytrain.

What to expect

A bustling economy, a mild climate, world-class cultural institutions, and some of the finest scenery in Canada.

What not to expect

Vancouver is known as a city with a high cost of living.

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Vancouver

Canada’s most livable city.

Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is British Columbias most populous city and main coastal seaport. With a temperate climate, a vibrant downtown, and some of the finest scenery in Canada, Vancouver has become known as one of British Columbia’s best cities to live, work, and play.

The city is known for being a global urban centre with its diverse population bringing a distinct character to every neighbourhood. Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of the largest in the world, and its famed night markets offer some of the finest Asian fusion cuisines in the world. Vancouver is also home to a thriving culinary scene and boasts some of the Pacific Northwest’s best craft beers and spirits.


Despite being the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, nature still has a strong presence in Vancouver. Breathtaking views of the North Shore Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and even Mount Baker on a clear day dominate the skyline. Thanks to Vancouver’s numerous beaches, many residents are just minutes away from a refreshing dip in the ocean!

Vancouver is the right fit for those who enjoy a mild climate. They have sunny summers and warm winters. Strong environmental policies have ensured nature is taken care of and protected within the city. Residents take advantage of the nature that surrounds them, and common outdoor recreation activities include hiking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, and more. Thanks to the temperate climate, Vancouver is one of the only places in the world where residents can enjoy alpine skiing, a hike through a temperate rainforest, and a swim in the ocean - all in the same day!

Vancouver benefits from a strong economy, centred around forestry, tourism, mining, and shipping. In recent years, software development, biotechnology, and the film industry have also come to play a prominent role in the city’s economy. Major film studios have embraced the city and its natural surroundings as a primary filming location, earning Vancouver’s nickname “Hollywood North.”


WHAT TO EXPECT:

A bustling economy, a mild climate, world-class cultural institutions, and some of the finest scenery in Canada.

With a temperate climate, a vibrant downtown, and some of the finest scenery in Canada, Vancouver has become known as one of British Columbia’s best cities to live, work, and play.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

Vancouver is known as a city with a high cost of living.

Don't expect to find an affordable lifestyle in Vancouver; this coastal city has one of the highest cost of living in Canada. 

THE MARKET:

Vancouver boasts picturesque homes with scenic views of mountains and the ocean, as well as luxurious downtown condominiums.

Vancouver's housing market is luxurious and modern, offering scenic views of mountains, forests, and the Pacific Ocean. The city's outer suburbs offer families a peaceful location to grow.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

Thanks to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, residents of Vancouver enjoy easy access to some of Canada’s finest beaches.

Despite being the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, nature still has a strong presence in Vancouver. Breathtaking views of the North Shore Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and even Mount Baker on a clear day dominate the skyline. Thanks to Vancouver’s numerous beaches, many residents are just minutes away from a refreshing dip in the ocean!

THE LIFESTYLE:

Vancouver’s Asian style Night Markets are famous around the world for unique culinary treats.

The city is known for being a global urban centre with its diverse population bringing a distinct character to every neighbourhood. Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of the largest in the world, and its famed night markets offer some of the finest Asian fusion cuisines in the world. Vancouver is also home to a thriving culinary scene and boasts some of the Pacific Northwest’s best craft beers and spirits.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:

Vancouver enjoys one of the mildest climates in Canada.

Vancouver is the right fit for those who enjoy a mild climate. They have sunny summers and warm winters, receiving very little snow annually.

THE NEIGHBOURS:

This diverse city is home to professionals and families from around the world.

This multicultural mecca is home to cultures from around the globe. Thanks to its growing status as a high tech industrial hub, Vancouver's population is highly educated. 

Vancouver Neighbourhoods

Vancouver contains 0 districts and 33 neighbourhoods , each with their own unique character. Whether you prefer a trendy urban centre or a peaceful suburb, Homicity can help you find your dream home. Explore the various neighbourhoods in Vancouver to find the one that’s perfect for you.