Originally Posted by MattyP
I now have to work out how to get a job in Vancouver or Interior BC, ski more, and support the family ....
Vancouver might be the most beautiful city in the world, but it isn't much socially.
If you have Aussie comrades here in Vancouver, you should have a decent social time. There are Aussies here - I live close to an Aussie social club (all
welcome, of course!)...but without friends already here, it can be tough.
It might be due to the UK and Hong Kong influences (both stand-offish cultures), or to the fact that it is pretty small, or something else - whatever it is, it's enough of a 'thing' that it is one othe things my wife and I consider most seriously now that we are deciding where to settle.
Calgary is closer to more great ski resorts, and the people are very friendly, and while it might not be like living in a stunning garden (Vancouver) Calgary
(photo below) is plenty pretty, with all those bridges and the mountains in the distance...
Vancouver real estate is pricey: West End and West Side average more than $650,000 for a single detached bungalow, EastSide ("the other side of the tracks") is over $450,00.