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Beyond Vancouver’s snowcapped mountains, coastal forests and scenic waters lies a metropolis that has taken its place on the world stage. Vancouver has been chosen world’s "Most Liveable City" eight times by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and was host city of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It’s one of Canada’s largest economic centres, North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, and its real estate is among the most desirable in the world.

Located on the southwest corner of the mainland of British Columbia, Vancouver is bounded by the sparkling waters of Burrard Inlet to its north, the Fraser River to its south, and the Pacific Ocean’s Strait of Georgia along its western coastline. The city is set against a backdrop of the Coast Mountains, and is home to over 603,000 people, making it the eighth largest city in Canada.

Vancouver is one of Canada’s most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, with 52% of its population speaking a language other than English as their first language. Its location and well-established Asian population make it a key North American gateway to trade and commerce in the Pacific Rim. The city’s economy, once rooted in forestry and mining, now includes thriving software development, biotechnology, aerospace, video game development, animation and film sectors. And as one of Canada’s largest industrial centres commended with having the “Best Business Tax Environment” in the world (KPMG, 2010), Vancouver is a destination for international capital, commerce, immigration and real estate investment.

While Vancouver’s natural beauty, diversity, commitment to environmental sustainability, and strong educational and community infrastructure have resulted in year-after-year recognition as the “Most Livable City” in the world by the Economic Intelligence Unit, it remains a friendly "city of neighbourhoods," each with a unique character and real estate market.

Whether you’re looking for a stately luxury home in Shaughnessy, South Granville, Kerrisdale or Point Grey, a condo in Downtown Vancouver, or a family home in one of the diverse neighbourhoods across the city, our Vancouver real estate experts can help you find your dream home in one of the world’s most desirable real estate markets.


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