Welcome to CRS Vancouver, the Online Guide for people Relocating or Moving to Vancouver, organized by Categories of interest from Arts to Weather. You don't have to browse the Web; we have done it for you.
Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia. Its moderate climate and natural beauty have made it a popular destination for many people relocating.
Vancouver has a current population of 1.8 million people.
The downtown area of the city caters largely to those who enjoy high density living and many new apartment complexes are under construction. The variety of restaurants and entertainment options and the proximity to the waterfront gives this area a vibrancy all of its own.
The impressive Lions Gate Bridge is the link between Vancouver's downtown area and the North Shore which comprises North Vancouver City and the Districts of North Vancouver and West Vancouver.
The North Shore is considered to be one of the upmarket residential areas of Greater Vancouver with West Vancouver residents recording the highest per capita income in B.C. (and reputed to be the most affluent community, on average, in Canada). The North Shore's lush vegetation is proof of the area's high winter rainfall and long warm summers.
Burnaby, home to the Simon Fraser University, the B.C. Institute of Technology and Metrotown,a massive retail complex with its own SkyTrain station, accounts for a large portion of Burnaby's commercial activity. Thousands of acres of land in the city are devoted to parks and good sporting facilities.
The location of the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond provided a boost to this area once known as an agricultural and fishing centre. Now the aerospace industry has become an important contributor to the local economy. Burgeoning residential development and relatively lower costs make Richmond a popular choice for many people.
Most of the new home development in Greater Vancouver is happening in Surrey, just south of Vancouver. Known as the City of Parks with 88 parks set aside for leisure use.