Chez JD is pricing up the cost to go scouting around Canada, more specifically Vancouver and Kelowna.
It’s obvious why Vancouver, and its suburbs, would need to be explored. Vancouver consistantly rates in the top 5 cities of the world for standard of living. Although I think they are stratigically ignoring Surrey – as will I. The only drawback with Vancouver: it’s a city. I lived in a couple of cities, including the venerable London, one of the largest, most wonderful, dirtiest and disgusting cities on the planet. It’s a love/hate thing.
Although Vancouver could fit into the average Londoners shed it is still a city and I’m not keen on moving back into the centre of a city. The house prices in Vancouver are the highest in Canada too, something else to consider. So we’d have to live in a Vancouver suburb, close enough to drive into the centre, or skytrain, for work. I’m not sure what that area would be yet.
Kelowna you’ve probably never heard of, you don’t know where it is, how big it is or if they export plaid giraffes. Although you could hazard a guess at the latter. If you’re a random link clicker I assume you arleady have sone of the answers, if you’re more circumspect with your wandering fingers then allow me to assist. [continued after a cup of coffee.]
Kelowna is on Okanagan lake – how you pronounce that is anyone’s guess – to the east of Vancouver, about a 5 hour drive according to our pal Google. The landscape is something else entirely and looks wonderful, go look at the flickr tag Kelowna. OK so you get a lot of random photos of people but it provides some great shots of the land as well. Ahem. The Kelowna area could be ideal … which is why we’re doing the scouting run.
Come October we’ll be zipping around Canada in a rented car, after doing Vancouvers suburbs we’re heading out and staying in Kelowna for a few days. Should be fun. Wonder if anyone from Kelowna reads CR?