Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, and is the most populous city in the province (2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city).
Economy & Employment
With its location on the Pacific Rim and at the western terminus of Canada’s transcontinental highway and rail routes, Vancouver has been one of Canada’s largest industrial centres. And while forestry remains its largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry.
Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest and most diversified port, does more than C$172 billion in trade with over 160 different trading economies annually.
Additionally, in recent years, Vancouver has become a centre for software development, biotechnology, aerospace, video game development, animation studios and television production and film industry. Main film production studios in Vancouver and Burnaby have turned Greater Vancouver and nearby areas into one of the largest film production centres in North America, earning it the film industry nickname “Hollywood North”.
Living & Things to Do
Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life.
Vancouver’s scenic location makes it a major tourist destination. Many visit to see the city’s gardens, Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Botanical Garden and the mountains, ocean, forest and parklands which surround the city. Every year over a million people pass through Vancouver on cruise ship vacations, often bound for Alaska.
However, Vancouver is the most stressed in terms of affordability of housing in Canada. The city has adopted various strategies to reduce housing costs, including cooperative housing, legalized secondary suites, increased density and smart growth.
Here’s more information about living in Vancouver, BC: http://vancouver.ca
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