Many say that Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it is certainly a popular coliving and coworking location for many remote workers who choose to make this city between the North Shore Mountains and the Pacific Ocean their home.
In the evenings, digital nomads can head to the trendy Gastown District to enjoy the nightlife in the city's original harbor downtown or up to the Vancouver Lookout for spectacular views across the city.
Here are some fun facts about Vancouver:
- About 630,000 people called Vancouverites live here.
- The city is named after British naval officer George Vancouver. Before being named Vancouver, the city was known as Gastown.
- Vancouver has one of the world’s largest cruise ship terminals and many cruises depart to Alaska from here.
- Vancouver is one of the most prolific movie production centers in North America.
- The city’s Stanley Park is bigger than New York’s Central Park and, unlike many city parks, it is completely natural and not “designed”. Many giant sequoia trees can be found here.
- Vancouver has Canada’s longest swimming pool. At 137 meters, it’s almost 3 times the length of an Olympic pool.
- Vancouver has often been in the “Top 10 most livable cities on Earth”.
- Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver in 1971.
- Vancouver Aquarium has a large collection of mesmerizing jellyfish that are a must-see.
- There are many walking tours to take visitors around the many street art locations such as murals.
- Vancouver is one of Canada’s most diverse cities and 52% of its residents are not native English speakers.
- Many of Vancouver’s streets are lined with cherry trees donated by Japan since 1930 and since 2005 the city celebrates an annual cherry blossom festival.
- Vancouver is an educational center and boasts five renowned universities, among them SFU and UBC.
Vancouver’s real estate market might be the third most expensive in the world (after Hong Kong and Sydney) but coliving and coworking spaces help make this dynamic city affordable to a growing community of young and innovative remote workers.