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Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia. Its moderate climate, cosmopolitan lifstyle and natural beauty make it a popular destination for many new residents relocating from within Canada and from abroad. The City of Vancouver has a current population of 647,000 inhabitants with a Metro population of 2,463,000 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. The North Shore 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 is reputed to be the most affluent community 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 also boasts a massive retail complex with its own SkyTrain station. 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 as has Film and TV. A burgeoning residential development and relatively lower costs makes 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. It is home to vibrant technology, clean energy, health, arts and education sectors. The area is set to become a great incubator for Tech start-ups