Our Unique Advantages
Vancouver is a city unlike any other, providing a wealth of unique advantages for both its residents and its businesses
Smart & Beautiful City
Consistently ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world, Vancouver is celebrated for its striking natural beauty, ready access to beaches and the outdoors, mild year-round climate and steadfast commitment to public transit and other active transportation modes including walking and cycling.
Place of Ideas
Vancouver has always been a place of ideas — a hub where entrepreneurs, innovation and creativity intersect. “Progressive” and “forward-thinking” are words typically used to describe the city.
Vancouver’s commitment to green thinking and living is world-renowned. As outlined in the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, Vancouver aspires to be the world’s greenest city by 2020.
Today’s global connectedness only reinforces Vancouver’s deep links to its diverse, multicultural roots — including ties to local indigenous cultures, Europe and Asia. Vancouver embodies multiculturalism in every sense.
The Vancouver Lifestyle
There’s a reason why Vancouver is consistently ranked among the world’s top for liveability and quality of life. One of the only cities in the world where you can hit the beach, the mountains or a vibrant nightlife all within minutes of downtown.
As countries compete for the brightest and best, all-star talent is increasingly top of mind for entrepreneurs and businesses alike — talent that’s educated, skilled in niche areas and globally minded. Many companies are drawn to Vancouver for this very reason.