11 Best Places to Live in Canada

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3) Delta, British Columbia

Included in Greater Vancouver, but functioning as an independent municipality, is Delta. If you love the sound of Vancouver, but can’t stomach the exorbitant cost of housing, Delta is an excellent second choice. True to its name, the city is located on the delta of the Fraser River. Nature lovers celebrate the many parks, bird sanctuaries, and beautiful Centennial Beach. Hike or bike around Boundary Bay Park, with views of the bay on one side and mountains on the other. Industry, agriculture, fishing, and commerce are the main businesses. Delta’s population is around 100,000 with an unemployment rate of under 5%. Cost of living is more reasonable when compared to its’ northern neighbors. The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is just over $1,000. Average cost to buy a small two-bedroom home is about $700,000. Still pricey, but there is potential for high income in Delta.

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