Apartments for Rent in Vancouver, BC - 68 Rentals available
$1,864 - $4,766
- Studio-3 Beds
- 1-2 Baths
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- 3 Beds
- 1 Bath
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Prices and availability in Vancouver, BC were last updated on 20 Jan 2021.
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What is the price range for a studio apartment in Vancouver, BC?
The price range for a studio apartment in Vancouver, BC is between $1,125 and $2,629. View all studio apartments in Vancouver, BC.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, BC?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, BC is between $1,350 and $3,395. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Vancouver, BC now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, BC?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, BC is between $1,350 and $4,845. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, BC.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, BC?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, BC is between $2,500 and $4,300. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Vancouver, BC.
Renter's Guide to Vancouver, BC
Vancouver is a coastal city located in British Columbia on the western coast of Canada. Known for its natural beauty and ethnic and cultural diversity, it consistently ranks top five in the world for quality of life.
Located 58 miles from Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, Vancouver is also the third largest metropolitan area in Canada behind Montreal and Toronto. With a population of 2,463,431 people as of 2016, according to census data, spread over 2085 square miles, it’s one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
With its large sea port and international airport, it’s also commonly referred to as the “Gateway to Asia”. This distinction is also reflected in Vancouver’s culture as a large portion of the population is ethnic Chinese.
Sandwiched between a mountain range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is one of the warmest cities in Canada during the winter and the coolest during the summer. Temperatures between July and August usually hover around a comfortable 72°F. As one of the wettest Canadian cities, rain is a common occurrence, but the amount varies from area to area.
Cost of Living in Vancouver, BC
Perhaps because Vancouver is considered one of the best cities in the world to live in, it’s also very expensive.
Public transportation in Vancouver is provided by Translink which runs both the bus and sky train systems in the city. The transit system is organized into 3 zones with a 3-zone adult fare costing $5.70. Monthly passes are considerably cheaper with a 3-zone pass granting you unlimited travel for $174. Fortunately, post-secondary students in Vancouver get a free 3-zone monthly pass as part of their tuition.
A three-course meal for two at a mid-priced restaurant would run you $70 but your final bill can be much higher when you add alcoholic beverages due to the high liquor tax. Staying in is much cheaper as Vancouverites spend an average of just $367 per month on groceries, household items, utilities and internet.
Living in Vancouver, BC
There are many pros and cons to living in Vancouver. The climate is moderate and there are a ton of parks and green spaces wherever you go. For the ski or mountain biking enthusiasts, Vancouver is near Whistler, Grouse, and Cypress Mountains and dozens of hiking trails dot the surrounding areas. For the people who want to take it easy, there are 9 beaches outlining the coastal perimeter of the city.
If you’re new to Vancouver or don’t speak the language, don’t worry. The people are friendly and no matter what language you’re most comfortable speaking, whether it’s Chinese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi, French, or Spanish, there will almost always be someone who can help.
For all its plusses, living in Vancouver has its downsides as well. The city sleeps early so if you’re a night owl, there might not be too much for you to do outside of the nightclubs and late-night eateries on the “Granville Strip” in downtown Vancouver.
Things to Do in Vancouver, BC
Known for its natural beauty, outdoor activities are the name of the game. With Whistler, the Rockies and Vancouver Island close by, water and land sports can be enjoyed year-round. If you’re a sports fan, the city is also home to the Vancouver Canucks hockey team and the Whitecaps soccer team. These teams are often the topic of conversation here and fans can be quite fanatic.
For families looking for things to do with kids, top attractions in Vancouver and points of interest include Stanley Park, the PNE/Playland amusement park, Granville Island, Science World, the Vancouver Aquarium, and the HR MacMillan Space Centre’s Planetarium Star Theatre.
After a day on the slopes or on the water, you might be looking for a chance to unwind with dinner, a show or maybe some shopping. Due to its ethnic diversity, Vancouver has a vibrant restaurant scene. The city is home to many of Canada’s best restaurants and you can often find food from all over the world all on the same block.
For the shopaholics, no list of places to visit in Vancouver is complete without high-end department stores Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew for all your luxury shopping needs. Alberni Street is close by as well with tons of high-end boutiques. If you have more vintage tastes, the Gastown and Mt. Pleasant neighbourhoods feature small vintage clothing stores, galleries and record stores.
Employment & Economy in Vancouver, BC
Tech is a major force in the economy with software development, biotech, aerospace, and video game development making up a large percentage of the job market in Vancouver. All the big technology companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, and SAP have offices here.
The film industry is also a large source of employment and economic growth in Vancouver, sometimes referred to as “Hollywood North”. Vancouver is home to 2 of the largest special effects studios in North America and the film industry pumps $1 billion into the economy every year. Many popular movies and TV shows were filmed here including Riverdale, Deadpool, MacGyver, and Star Trek.
Education in Vancouver, BC
The top universities in Vancouver are University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. There are also other trades-oriented schools like the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver Film School and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Most Vancouver students are automatically assigned to the public schools in their neighbourhood, it’s very important that you move into an area with good schools.
The top secondary school in Vancouver, as ranked by the Fraser Institute, is Lord Byng in the West Point Grey neighbourhood, followed closely by University Hill on the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands and Point Grey in Kerrisdale.
For younger families, the top elementary school is Dr Annie B Jamieson in the Oakridge neighbourhood. This school is ranked highly due to its music programs, cultural diversity and Mandarin Bilingual Program. Following close behind is Kerrisdale elementary in the Kerrisdale neighbourhood and Graham Bruce in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.
Vancouver is also home to many prestigious private schools including St. Georges, West Point Grey Academy and Crofton House.
Tips for Renting in Vancouver, BC
Renters moving to Vancouver should be aware of the BC Residential Tenancy Act which outlines a landlord’s responsibilities and renters’ rights. The government also provides a standard residential tenancy agreement that landlords or tenants can use.
As a result, renters’ rights in BC are well protected so make sure you do some research and get familiar with them before moving to the area.
Also keep in mind that students are assigned to schools within catchment they live in so if you have children, make sure to take that into consideration as well.
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