(Closed) What’s Vancouver B.C. like?

posted 8 years ago in Vancouver
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have lived in quite a few cities and the most important lesson I have learned is that there are nice people everywhere, and that’s what makes the difference.

Also remember that the people you meet already have friends- you are the one who needs friends, so take the initiative and invite people out or over to your place.

I moved to Vancouver in 2002 and LOVE it here. I live in the West End, which is between downtowna nd Stanley Park. The best thing about this area is that it is a whole different lifestyle. We walk everywhere- to the produce store, the butcher, the drug store etc. It is very different than in the suburbs where you drive everywhere.

I actually work in Burnaby, a city to the immediate east of Vancouver, but it is an easy 15 minute commute. I am going against the rush so traffic in my direction is easy-same thing coming home.

Like most cities there are many different residential areas in Vancouver. Many of the people who say they live in Vancouver actually live in one if the suburb cities. Like Toronto, it is a sprawling metropolitan area. Unlike Toronto, we don’t have the same subway and gotrain access, so many people who live out in the Fraser Valley(where houses are more affordable), have difficult commute by car every day.

Vancouver deserves it’s reputation as a beautiful city. You can be on top of Grouse mountain skiing in the morning and golfing in the city in the afternoon.

We have good shopping, great restaurants, all sorts of cultural and sporting events and are just a quick hop across the border to US shopping or 2 hours drive to Seattle.

Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

Good luck to your  FH with his interview.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We live in Seattle and LOVE Vancouver. We are about 2 hrs from there and we think its wonderful!  I went to school in Upstate NY and spent many fun weekends in Toronto.  I pretty much think Vancouver is a smaller intimate less spread out Toronto, LOL And its public transportation is easier, IMO Tongue outLaughing

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Vancouver would have to be one of my most favourite cities in the world. As Canadians we should be proud to have such a beautiful, culturally diverse gem! Vancouver gives you opportunity to combine urban living with west coast nature. Where else is the world can you see a city sky line with mountains on one side and the ocean on the other? It’s breath taking Maybe because I’m an island girl at heart I just love this region! I do truly believe anyone could be happy living in Vancouver. In my personal view the people are certainly more friendly and the life style is one that reflects professional growth within an eco-friendly environment.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MsGolightly: it cracks me up that you think Vancouver would be more “quintessentially Canadian” considering Ontario/Eastern Canada is where it all began.  We’re like the naughty little brother πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Vancouver is a fantastic city! Definitely one of the best places to live in the world.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

OHHHH i live in Richmond!!! We can do a meet up and I will give you a tour of Vancouver!! *laugh*…no seriously….I will.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was born in raised in Vancouver and Richmond, and now live in Alberta.  I have never been to Toronto so I can’t give any comparisons, but what I can tell you about Vancouver is that it’s beautiful.  It’s very multicultural, and as you know, it’s got the mountains and water.  It’s got absolutely anything you could ever need.  My Fiance who had only been to Van once, came back with me a few years ago when I was visiting my family.  He never thought he would enjoy it as much as he did, but he said would move there if it wasn’t so rainy (his proffession has him working outdoors about 50% of the time.)

Every time I go back, I wonder why I moved away!!!  It’s definitely a place you want to be especially if you love the outdoors.  And the nice thing is that the weather is mild.  Hardly any crazy winter storms or anything like that!

I hope you enjoy it!! I’ve never known anyone to go to Vancouver and not enjoy their experience there.  One thing – Vancouverites LOVE Vancouver. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Congratulations to your bf on getting the job. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I LOVE Vancouver!!!  It is an amazing city and not as cold as T dot.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My Darling Husband and I spent a couple of days there at the tail-end of our honeymoon in Whistler.

We both absolutely adored it. Such a cool and beautiful city. And coming from L.A. we loved that it was also very walkable. And so clean! Also very close to lots of snowboarding/skiing.

Seems like there’s plenty of good eats, cultural opportunities, nightlife, sports, etc. I wouldn’t mind living there!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@MsGolightly Kitsilano is the BEST part of Vancouver…no kidding. Botique shops, right by the water, little coffee places and close to…well EVERYWHERE.

 

Seriously…not even kidding…lets meet up if you end up down here!!

(do i sound stalker crazy yet….yeesh!)

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