BC City Guides

Dec 4, 2019
Abbotsford the Hub of the Fraser Valley

BCBusiness + City of Abbotsford Abbotsford is the largest municipality in British Columbia by land area and the fifth largest by population. With affordable residential real estate, accessibility to parks and recreational facilities, 62% of citizens both live and work in Abbotsford. Abbotsford continues to attract the attention of investors and developers...

Dec 1, 2019
Township of Langley Poised for Success

BCBusiness + Township of Langley The Township of Langley, Metro Vancouver’s fastest growing municipality, is expected to double its 126,000 population by 2040, and that’s not surprising—home to Fort Langley, which is considered the “birthplace of BC”, and just a 40-minute drive to Vancouver, the Township offers diverse business and lifestyle...

Dec 1, 2019
Fort St. John: B.C.'s Best-Kept Secret

BCBusiness + City of Fort St. John Fort St. John, with 20,155 residents, is British Columbia’s best-kept secret. We think we have the best of everything—recreation at our doorstep, affordable living, and big city amenities, all in a small, friendly town. Here, you can spend less time commuting and less money on housing...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide: Port Coquitlam
Dee Hon

Port Coquitlam, with its close-knit charm, may be the Lower Mainland’s best-kept secret. Outsiders often ask locals, “How do you like it in Coquitlam?” But PoCo is not its much bigger, namesake neighbour. Take a walk along tree-lined Shaughnessy Street to sample life in this cosy community. Neighbours swap small talk...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide: Pitt Meadows
Dee Hon

Pitt Meadows might not look like a boomtown to casual observers. With a population of just under 20,000, it’s Metro Vancouver’s smallest city. Farmland and marshes, not condominium towers, dominate most of its landscape. Yet Pitt Meadows’ population grew 7.1 percent between 2012 and 2017—a faster pace than in bustling...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide: North Vancouver
Felicity Stone

North Vancouver is a community of communities. Bounded by the Capilano River to the west, the Coast Mountains to the north, Indian Arm to the east and Burrard Inlet to the south, it contains the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, the Squamish Nation and the Tsleil-Waututh...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Delta
Dee Hon

Delta is a spectacular place to watch the world go by. From its log-strewn beaches along the Strait of Georgia, you can marvel at some of the five million migratory birds that use the Fraser River delta as a vital stopover on their annual journeys between the Arctic and southern...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: Coquitlam
Dee Hon

Rapid transit is driving rapid growth to Coquitlam. Mayor Richard Stewart credits the Evergreen SkyTrain Extension with driving a flood of new residents to the community even before it opened in late 2016. Coquitlam has been one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the region since 2012, with its population surging...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide 2018: City of Langley
Dee Hon

Langley is a tale of two cities—or, more accurately, a tale of one city and one district municipality. The City of Langley and the Township of Langley happily exist next to each other but are governed by separate mayors and councils. The former is a compact, 10-square-kilometre municipality bounded on...

May 3, 2018
BC City Guide: Chilliwack
Dee Hon

Many British Columbians have had a taste of Chilliwack, even if they’ve never set foot in the Fraser Valley city. Its nearly 1,000 farms supply milk, eggs, fruit and much more to grocery stores across the continent. And just thinking about the roadside stands selling sweet Chilliwack corn every summer...

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