Posted July 18, 2012 by Matthew Toren in Top Ten

Top 10 Reasons to Move to Vancouver

Top 10 Reasons to Move to Vancouver

There are so many reasons why people choose to move to Vancouver. Some people may wonder why people are flocking to the West Coast and into this city in particular, so we have decided to list the best reasons to relocate to this amazing province. After all, Vancouver wasvoted the best city to live in for the quality of life. People seem to be more laidback, friendly, active and dedicated to living their lives to the fullest in Vancouver. Check out the top ten reasons why.


Vancouver has one of the best climates in Canada. Many Canadian seniors move to Vancouver to get the best of the Canadian weather. The city has beautiful summers and autumns, when the leaves change colour, and people hang out at Vancouver’s best beaches all year round.

Low Crime Rate

Like any other major city, Vancouver has its crime, but the crimes that are committed are mostly theft and break-ins. There are very few shootings or muggings going on in this city, so visitors can feel safe about booking a trip to Vancouver. The only thing that may be a bit much for visitors to handle is the homeless asking them for money. They are pretty harmless, though, and the locals are used to this situation.

A Clean City

Vancouver is a very clean city for the most part. The city of Vancouver takes care of its main streets, parks and beaches and you will always catch someone picking up trash and putting it into a bin. The communities of Vancouver work together to keep it clean.


Most Vancouver companies recycle and locals have recycling bins for bottles, cardboard, newspaper, plastic and more. Vancouverites do not like to see someone littering in their beautiful city, so keep it clean when you visit.

Festivals Galore!

There are so many festivals held every year within the city limits. From Jazz festivals to the Annual Vancouver Pride Parade, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Vancouver. Vancouver is an energetic city that loves to provide events and family fun for visitors and locals alike.


Vancouver is known as an active city with tons of things to do. The city has activities for summer and winter lovers alike, such as skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, boating, sailing, rollerblading, cycling, mountain-biking, hiking and so much more! Don’t forget the famous Vancouver seawall for brisk walks in the morning.

Public Transportation

Vancouver has a great transportation system and travelers can take anything from the SkyTrain to the SeaBus. Visitors can travel on AquaBuses across to Granville Island, as well as float planes over to Vancouver Island. The public metro system is great too and it can take you as far as the airport if necessary.

Best Fresh Seafood

Vancouver has some of the best fresh seafood in the country. Visitors can enjoy fresh oysters, mussels, salmon and halibut from some of the finest restaurants around the city of Vancouver. Try Rodney’s Oyster Bar in Yaletown, or Joe Fortes Seafood Restaurant in the heart of the West End and close to downtown shopping.

Beautiful Beaches

Vancouver has some beautiful beach areas for visitors and locals to spend the day. There are outdoor swimming pools at Kitsilano Beach and Second Beach, and if people want to tan in the nude they can head to Wreck Beach. If you are looking for seclusion then try Third Beach, Jericho Beach, or Spanish Banks.

Parks and Gardens

Imagine living in a city that has one of the largest urban parks in North America. Stanley Park attracts thousands of people every year and locals enjoy spending the day or having a picnic there whenever they wish. There are many parks around Vancouver and many trails and hikes to enjoy. The gardens in and around the city are lush, colourful and always blooming.


Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren
Matthew Toren is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com. He is co-author, with his brother Adam, of Kidpreneurs and Small Business, BIG Vision.