About Wonderful Vancouver, BC
Within the Greater Vancouver Area, there are many towns and neighbourhoods offering a superior quality of life. Below, you can get a taste for three of these areas.
Vancouver is British Columbia’s commercial hub, with a thriving, diversified economic base. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 3 most livable cities. Vancouver’s diverse neighbourhoods offer a variety of cultural and social experiences – a vibrant China Town, the Italian restaurants and cafés of Commercial Drive, the thriving craft and farmers market at Granville Island. Vancouver’s location – at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, at the foot majestic coastal mountains – means that someone could go sailing in the morning and skiing in the afternoon. Vancouver is also a short drive to Whistler, site of the some of the best skiing in the world.
Nestled against the majestic mountains which form part of the Vancouver’s skyline, West Vancouver is a collection of picturesque neighbourhoods and sea side villages. West Van, as it is known locally, has several commercial districts which offer a wide range of dining and shopping options. West Van is also the home of the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, your gateway to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gulf Islands.
Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia, and also one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. Surrey boasts over 6,000 acres of parkland, including beaches and urban forests, and it also is home to some of the region’s best golf courses. Strategically located near the border with the United States, Surrey has a well diversified economy, and offers several state of the art shopping malls and public facilities.