Are you relocating to Vancouver soon? Well, Vancouver is nothing if not diverse. As you’ll see if you stroll through its many neighbourhoods and suburbs. The roots of so many different cultures are evident in over a dozen different enclaves.

At Corporate Stays, we always recommend you visit a few before relocating to get a feel for what suits you and your needs. However, if you’re looking for a quick guide to get you started, here are a few of our favourites: 


Vancouver boasts Canada’s largest Chinatown (and North America’s third-largest after San Francisco and NYC). This century-old neighbourhood is the place to be for vivid colours, exotic cuisine and vibrant culture.

You can get a feel for the neighbourhood’s history at the Chinese Cultural Centre and enjoy the beautiful, manicured greenery at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

There are myriad great Asian restaurants in this part of town! In the warmer months, you’ll enjoy festivals, parades and a bustling Night Market. Another plus : You’re right downtown and don’t need a car to get around quickly.

Immigrating or Relocating to Vancouver

West End 

This residential area is ideal for easy access to Stanley Park. What is Stanley Park you may ask? It’s an enormous urban oasis of natural west-coast rainforest, pacific oceanfront walkways, and city beaches.

Around half a million trees will help you forget any stresses leftover from the workday, and the neighbourhood’s coffee shops, fine-dining restaurants and shopping are perfect for the young professional who wants peace mixed with stylish socializing.

False Creek/Yaletown 

This reclaimed industrial area has seen a severe rebirth in recent years. It is now one of Vancouver’s hippest areas, filled with sidewalk cafes, trendy restaurants, brewpubs, day spas, retail and wholesale fashion outlets, and shops selling upscale home decor.

There’s a thriving nightlife scene here, and for sports lovers, the city’s two main stadiums are located here, as well as a beautiful seaside walk and cycle path for your early morning workout sessions.


If you love history and culture, Gastown is the place to settle. This historic district is where Vancouver originated, and its cobblestone streets are lined with Victorian buildings, old-style street lamps, and refurbished brick warehouses that today house everything from souvenir shops and First Nations galleries to stylish clothing boutiques and ad agencies. If you’re relocating to Vancouver to start a business, you may want to consider Gastown! It’s probably the best place to set up a shop (if you can afford it!)

Corporate Stays has fully furnished rentals in all these neighbourhoods. If you’re relocating to Vancouver soon, visit our website to learn more about our offer in Vancouver!

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