Vancouver has been rated most liveable place to live in the world for about 5 years now by Economist Intelligence Unit’s livability survey, which looks at conditions in 127 cities. My header image (taken from http://www.seevancouverbc.com), will give you a sneak peek of how spectacular this place is.
Waking up in Vancouver every morning is like remembering that you’ve just won the Lotto. There’s no place else more beautiful, and the people are helpful and unfailingly polite. Just don’t look for warmth. Either in the climate or the inhabitants. You’d have to go to the Latin countries for that.
The design scene here is only starting to take off. Although it may not be as cutting edge as the East Coast, where the financial markets are, or even Calgary, where the oil and gas money is, we can hold our own. Architects in B.C. have won more Governor General medals for architecture more than any place else in Canada.
It’s now one of the 3 hottest housing markets in North America, so the construction and design business is pretty busy right now. Just try and find a carpenter or plumber these days – it’s close to impossible – and you’ll be charged an arm and a leg once you manage to find one. If you need some work done on your home it’s best use the services of someone that you have a good working relationship with. Or, you might want to hire a designer or who has these pre-existing relationships.