Visit the A-maze-ing Laughter statues in Morton Park when you finish moving with Tippet-Richardson

Moving to Vancouver: What to Expect

So, you’re moving to Vancouver? Or perhaps you’re thinking of it? Plan to spend time having fun in a busy exciting city, surrounded by wilderness areas, mountains, islands and coasts. You’ll get to enjoy a city of diverse cultures. Vancouver is one of the friendliest cities in North America. You will experience a variety of art, culture, entertainment and cuisine from all over the world. Experience cultural cuisines, cafes, fine dining, seafood and more:

Seasonal Activities

The scenery alone is worth moving to Vancouver, with spectacular being an understatement. Vancouver has many benefits and its enviable location makes it a tourist attraction all year long. Its scenic beauty allows residents to participate in activities such as biking, camping, climbing, caving, golfing, hiking, ziplining and more. Vancouver’s waters offer summer activities for kayaking, boat tours and cruises, swimming, diving, surfing, whale watching and fishing. Don’t forget the beauty of Vancouver’s mountains.  It’s a short drive to the mountains, so it’s therefore a great location for hiking and biking in the summer. In the winter they are perfect for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling; these same mountains, Mount Seymour, Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain, are the same locations that held the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The weather is modified by its proximity to the water and the city is also protected from severe storms off the Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island. The climate is generally mild, with cool dry summers and winters that are usually moderate with more rain than snow.

Arts, Culture and Things to Do

Vancouver is not just for sports. If you are considering moving to Vancouver, there are many museums and galleries, as well as theatres, music festivals and events scattered throughout the year. These include:

• Hot Chocolate Festival (Lasts a full month. Yum!)

• Brewery Tours

• Wine Tours

• Wildlife watching

• Farmers’ Markets

• Aboriginal Summer Festival

• International Jazz Festival

The list goes on and on, so you can be sure that you’ll find something exciting to do every day in Vancouver, whatever you’re into.

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island’s history can be traced back more than 8,000 years, beginning with Aboriginal peoples. The British arrived in 1778, established a base at Nootka Sound and began trading with the Nuu-chah-nulth. The Spanish had already claimed territory on the Island, but voluntarily gave control of it to the British.

Today, however, you can experience Vancouver Island with First Nations arts and festivals, land adventures, vineyards, theatres, wildlife viewing, festivals, marine activities and more.

Vancouver is an exciting place to move to; experience adventure, entertainment, breathtaking scenery and friendly people. If you are considering moving to Vancouver, Tippet-Richardson will plan the details so you meet your schedule with ease. We have been offering our services for over 85 years and take pride in exceeding expectations. Let us help you get there!