(IMO) North America’s Prettiest City
EF - Live The Language - Vancouver from Gustav Johansson on Vimeo.Watch it all--I lived there for two years in graduate school, and our oldest daughter Abigail has just moved there for the same reason--KSH
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Posted September 17, 2011 at 6:28 pm
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1. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) wrote:
One fantastic highlight of Vancouver is the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. I spend most of a day there every single time I’m anywhere near the place, and repeatedly advise others to do the same.
Similarly, if you can find a print—to say nothing of an original—by Carol Evans, buy it. For a quarter century her watercolours have been the premier depiction of the BC coast, the Gulf Islands, and Haida culture. I have several on my walls and count myself quite fortunate.
September 17, 9:13 pm | [comment link]
2. APB wrote:
It has changed a bit, but it used to be said that BC was so British that it brought tea to you eyes.
September 18, 6:46 am | [comment link]
3. Deep Freeze wrote:
APB, maybe Victoria, and to a lesser extent, parts of Vancouver, but certainly not true of the province as a whole. I grew up in BC and, if I had to make a comparison, it would be with California.
September 18, 10:31 am | [comment link]
4. Deep Freeze wrote:
Having the image of being a beautiful place to live comes at a price. As of a few months ago, the average house price for all of BC - a province the size of Texas and New Mexico combined - was over $600K. This is due to the influence of the greater Vancouver area. I feel it in a small community on Vancouver Island (about five hours travel from Vancouver), where I own a home that my wife and I will retire to in a few years. The average house price is around $350K due to retirees moving in from Vancouver after having made a killing in the Vancouver market. The local economy doesn’t support much more than minimum wage, and commuting to Vancouver or Victoria isn’t an option, which puts buying a home well beyond the reach of many young families. Rent is pretty steep too. But, it is a beautiful area (much nicer than Vancouver in my opinion). Hopefully our house survives the next earthquake.
September 18, 3:28 pm | [comment link]
5. NoVA Scout wrote:
Vancouver is indeed beautiful. No. 4’s comments are particularly interesting to me, having considered Vancouver Island for retirement.
September 19, 8:01 am | [comment link]
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