Kerrisdale is a upper-class residential district, situated in the south-western section of Vancouver. This rich neighborhood has still a village feel and offers a pleasant mix between old and modern properties, which are all very luxurious. Kerrisdale welcomes the wealthiest population of Vancouver as it is ranked #1 in terms of luxury neighborhoods of the city. This is a little paradise to live in, with upscale restaurants, trendy boutiques, and exclusive parks and universities. Young couples and families will appreciate its friendly and cosy atmosphere and enjoy a high quality of life.
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The luxury real estate market in Vancouver has been skyrocketed over the last decade. The number of luxury properties sold as well as the demand in Vancouver have been reaching record highs. This increase of the high-end real estate market can be explained by various elements. First, the market is coming back to life after having deeply suffered from recession. In addition, wealthy buyers benefit from these exceptional opportunities to invest. At least, Vancouver dominates the luxury market in Canada in terms of volume and prices. Experts foresee a rise regarding properties of $4 million and more.
In summer 2016, foreign buyers spent over $855 million in five weeks to acquire properties in Vancouver. This amount represented 10% of all real estate transactions of the region. Buyers from Middle-East, China and Europe are the most important populations to invest in Vancouver. They are seduced by the political and banking stability of the country and generally consider Canadian housing as an investment.
The period from November to May corresponds to winter but Vancouver enjoys the mildest temperatures in Canada. Snow is rare in the city and this is the best season to practice winter sports in the surrounding mountains of Vancouver.
From May to October, this is the rainy period. In spring and in autumn, this is the best period to discover the amazing city of Vancouver. In fact, there are few tourists, prices are affordable even if days are short and temperatures are cool but remain comfortable.
In July and August, this is the most enjoyable period to discover Vancouver. Days are long with little rain. There are the best conditions to visit the city and practice water activities.
Stanley Park is the most famous park in Vancouver due to its hugeness (4 square kilometers) but also due to its countless charming spots to stroll, relax and admire the city as well as the Pacific coast. In terms of area, it is bigger than Central Park in New York City and welcomes more than 8 millions tourists every year. This must-to-see attraction is a true corner of nature to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. At the entrance, you can admire Native American totems before enjoying a rest at one of the several beaches. The park also benefits from one of the best viewpoints to appreciate the view on North Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge. There are also lovey gardens, stunning monuments, gold courses and tennis courts as well as the aquarium of Vancouver, which is the biggest one of Canada.
Situated at the top of the "Habour Center" complex, this belvedere provides a stunning panoramic view on the city. During guided tour, the history of the city of Vancouver is explained in an interesting way. There is also a restaurant at the top to enjoy from the beautiful view while eating. A piece of advice is to reach the top of the tower at nightfall to admire the sunset on the city.
Few minutes drive away from Downtown Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is a huge hanging bridge over a canyon and in the forest. There are several trails in the trees, all in the treetop adventure course style and a cliff-walk too. The bridge is very impressive to cross as it is 140 meters long and 70 meters above the Capilano River. History, culture and nature are presented in unique and thrilling ways with knowledgeable staff.
Situated in the British Columbia province, the city of Vancouver was created in 1866 and now counts more than 630,000 inhabitants. It is the major metropolis of West Canada and is located less than 50 kilometers away from the American border. Also known as the "Glass city" due to its many glass and steel buildings, Vancouver is a big modern and charming city which succeeded in staying close to nature. On the Pacific coast, this dynamic center is appreciated for its nice seaside and its various aquatic activities. But it is also surrounded by splendid mountains which offer nice opportunities to its inhabitants to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. All these elements contribute to make Va...