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View Poll Results: Auckland vs. Vancouver
Auckland 8 47.06%
Vancouver 9 52.94%
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Which of these 2 cities do you prefer:

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I haven't been to Auckland yet but I am eager to go. It is high on my bucket list. It is a bit smaller than Metro Vancouver but it looks intriguing. Certainly the climate is better for me and the environment looks clean and safe... I am curious to hear other people's thoughts.

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Old 05-09-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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A tricky one - surfing vs skiing.

But in the end, it's about climate for me -Auckland it is.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:07 PM
 
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Both are among the favorite cities in the world that I’ve visited.

Both offer an outstanding natural environment and activities.

I’d probably rather visit Vancouver, and live in Auckland.

Vancouver offers a more dynamic urban environment.

Both are highly livable and have significant Asian and Indigenous presence (Vancouver moreso Asian, Auckland morning so indigenous)

I voted Vancouver but have always said that Auckland is probably the top place I’d live if not in the US. So, it really could go either way.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:03 PM
 
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Seems very few people have any input in this thread. Perhaps because few people know Auckland?
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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I’d imagine. It is pretty remote. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there though. I don’t know if the urban atmosphere is super dynamic but at same time it’s pleasant enough and very friendly. Plus, you have volcanic sites abounding in area, Islands, 2 coastlines, Rainforest.. really a pretty cool place. I agree weather could be a determining factor here along with COL.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:52 AM
 
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Iíd imagine. It is pretty remote. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there though. I donít know if the urban atmosphere is super dynamic but at same time itís pleasant enough and very friendly. Plus, you have volcanic sites abounding in area, Islands, 2 coastlines, Rainforest.. really a pretty cool place. I agree weather could be a determining factor here along with COL.
As well as from a scenic perspective, it impacts of Auckland's climate as well. I've never been to any city where temperatures were so constant throughout the day, and they don't change much from summer to winter either.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:56 AM
 
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I prefer Vancouver
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:51 PM
 
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As someone said this is tough. I haven't been to Auckland, but friends who have enjoyed it. It certainly looks lovely and being in New Zealand is no hinderance on many levels...except one. It's a bit isolated, so no " hey let's hop in the car and drive to California for a holiday ". Yes it's less than 4 hours by air to Sydney, which is great, but still not the same.

So without having actual experience in Auckland, and just going by the above, I give the slight edge to Vancouver. However if anyone wants to fly me to Auckland to see for myself, I would go happily.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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As someone said this is tough. I haven't been to Auckland, but friends who have enjoyed it. It certainly looks lovely and being in New Zealand is no hinderance on many levels...except one. It's a bit isolated, so no " hey let's hop in the car and drive to California for a holiday ". Yes it's less than 4 hours by air to Sydney, which is great, but still not the same.

So without having actual experience in Auckland, and just going by the above, I give the slight edge to Vancouver. However if anyone wants to fly me to Auckland to see for myself, I would go happily.
Good point about the isolation. Although for some, that could be a bonus. Auckland and most of the area around it seems to have a similar climate to central coastal California but wetter with rainfall spread throughout the year. I don't think most people who live there need to get away from overly gloomy and wet winters.

If you want mountains and skiing, it seems there are glaciers on Mount Ruapehu about 350km away, so good for a weekend trip. Of course, a bit further a field you have the Southern Alps on the South Island which can rival anything in BC/PNW.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:02 PM
 
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Good point about the isolation. Although for some, that could be a bonus. Auckland and most of the area around it seems to have a similar climate to central coastal California but wetter with rainfall spread throughout the year. I don't think most people who live there need to get away from overly gloomy and wet winters.

If you want mountains and skiing, it seems there are glaciers on Mount Ruapehu about 350km away, so good for a weekend trip. Of course, a bit further a field you have the Southern Alps on the South Island which can rival anything in BC/PNW.
Iv'e heard a few times over the years people from New Zealand visiting BC, and people from BC visiting New Zealand, say that they have a lot in common regarding scenery. That the two feel very similar.

I also hear, and from the New Zealanders I have met, that the people are similar as well. We seem to have more of a New Zealand temperament, than an Australian one, which is more often than not, compared to an American one.
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