Photo Courtesy of Grant Harder
Vancouver (or Lotus Land, as it's sometimes called) really does deliver on the hype implied by its regular inclusion on those best places to live lists. The city's inhabitants know there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes—so don't let a spot of rain scare you away. Free shuttle buses run throughout the summer to Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge, so get out into the mountains and enjoy the dense, incredibly green forests, no matter the weather. Also dive into BC’s incredibly diverse wines, brews, and spirits while you’re here—very little gets exported, so it’s a rare chance to soak up the local flavors.