Vancouver is a thriving and diverse seaport city at the south-western tip of the vast country of Canada and is the largest city of the province of British Columbia.

The port is still a prominent and important part of city life as, these days, is technology and the film industry.

Its skyscraper strewn skyline benefits from the beautiful backdrop of mountains that are a mere half an hour away by car. Closer to home, the superb Stanley Park offers vast natural beauty at the heart of the city.

About half of the residents have a language other than English as their mother tongue – a sign of the diversity in a city that has long attracted incomers from Europe and Asia and is reflected in the character of some of its neighbourhoods and the calibre of its culinary offering.

Those looking for luxury living in this city will find the most stunning properties in West Vancouver. The waterfront homes on Marine Drive rank among the very best on offer in the whole of Canada.

Slightly closer to the centre, you’ll find top quality apartments in the Coal Harbour area – the north east part of Downtown – while the arty Port Moody is popular and on-the-up and an ideal place to look for properties for younger residents attracted by the bustling food scene of Granville Island and the city’s stellar reputation for craft ale.