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Old 05-18-2016, 01:25 PM
 
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Melbourne because palms...
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Melbourne because palms...
Vancouver has palms too
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Old 05-18-2016, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Melbourne because palms...
deneb78 beat me to it.

https://goo.gl/AtlPcG
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Vancouver has an incredible geographic situation and amazing parks and skiing can literally be done in the city's suburbs. Being in Canada also has the advantage of not having to travel 10,000 to get to another country.


Vancouver is, however, not a very cultured city and is quite quiet and sedate. People in the rest of the country call it "no fun city" with good reason. If you are not a very outdoorsy person you will probably find Vancouver quite boring. If you are use {or looking for} more urban centre in Canada then it's Toronto and Montreal by a long shot. Most urbane Montrealers and Torontonians would slip into a coma if they were forced to move to Vancouver.


Vancouver is extremely expensive and yet is a low income city with no head office opportunities.........the city's economy is based on Chinese money laundering in the real estate market. The schools, transit are quite good and is quite safe.


If you are looking for an outdoor city it would be a close tie depending on the activities you like. For an urban experience then it's Melbourne by a VERY long shot.


If you really want to try Canada then again Vancouver if your are outdoorsy and definitely head east to Toronto or Montreal for a great urban experience.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Vancouver has an incredible geographic situation and amazing parks and skiing can literally be done in the city's suburbs. Being in Canada also has the advantage of not having to travel 10,000 to get to another country.


Vancouver is, however, not a very cultured city and is quite quiet and sedate. People in the rest of the country call it "no fun city" with good reason. If you are not a very outdoorsy person you will probably find Vancouver quite boring. If you are use {or looking for} more urban centre in Canada then it's Toronto and Montreal by a long shot. Most urbane Montrealers and Torontonians would slip into a coma if they were forced to move to Vancouver.


Vancouver is extremely expensive and yet is a low income city with no head office opportunities.........the city's economy is based on Chinese money laundering in the real estate market. The schools, transit are quite good and is quite safe.


If you are looking for an outdoor city it would be a close tie depending on the activities you like. For an urban experience then it's Melbourne by a VERY long shot.


If you really want to try Canada then again Vancouver if your are outdoorsy and definitely head east to Toronto or Montreal for a great urban experience.
My boss called Vancouver a prettier Toronto on Valium

Still - if you want a decent urban/exceptional outdoor mix Vancouver is certainly a great option. I can definitely see the appeals of living there. Canada is ever the more lucky to have YVR in its mix of cities.

Another thing to take into account is Vancouver is quite a bit smaller than Melbourne (2.5 million vs 4.6 million people). Comparing the number 2 city in Australia to the number 2 in Canada is a more fair comparison.
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Both are great cities, however is slightly ahead as it's Melbourne is home to the MCG and other such sporting venues although Vancover has the Whitecaps and BC Place, there's also the weather as well. There's not much in it, but I will go for Melbourne.

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Old 05-20-2016, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Vancouver has an incredible geographic situation and amazing parks and skiing can literally be done in the city's suburbs. Being in Canada also has the advantage of not having to travel 10,000 to get to another country.


Vancouver is, however, not a very cultured city and is quite quiet and sedate. People in the rest of the country call it "no fun city" with good reason. If you are not a very outdoorsy person you will probably find Vancouver quite boring. If you are use {or looking for} more urban centre in Canada then it's Toronto and Montreal by a long shot. Most urbane Montrealers and Torontonians would slip into a coma if they were forced to move to Vancouver.


Vancouver is extremely expensive and yet is a low income city with no head office opportunities.........the city's economy is based on Chinese money laundering in the real estate market. The schools, transit are quite good and is quite safe.


If you are looking for an outdoor city it would be a close tie depending on the activities you like. For an urban experience then it's Melbourne by a VERY long shot.


If you really want to try Canada then again Vancouver if your are outdoorsy and definitely head east to Toronto or Montreal for a great urban experience.
...and we like it that way LOL

Yes Vancouver isn't as urban in it's intensity as Toronto. I find Montreal to be more relaxing than Toronto, for some reason.

Vancouver does of course have a cultural scene, but obviously not on the scale of probably even Melbourne.
The " no fun city " label was started I believe by local bands complaining about losing live band venues to condo development. The name got even more traction when certain public parties like NYE downtown were cancelled.
City Hall got jittery after the hockey riot.

I don't believe in the no fun city thing at all. This video is hilarious.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMTkd8JtWdU
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:54 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Just the fact that there is a video about Vancouver being "no fun city" speaks volumes.

The city has a lot of great advantages and if you are outdoorsy then it's a great place if you can afford it.


Depends on what you like but if you are a hard core urbanite you will find Vancouver very lacking..........it's a big town in it's mentality, attitude, and lifestyle.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Just the fact that there is a video about Vancouver being "no fun city" speaks volumes.

The city has a lot of great advantages and if you are outdoorsy then it's a great place if you can afford it.


Depends on what you like but if you are a hard core urbanite you will find Vancouver very lacking..........it's a big town in it's mentality, attitude, and lifestyle.
You do get that it's satire? In other words, challenging the ridiculous notion that Vancouver is a no fun city.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Green Country
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Melbourne by far. The weather is stunning, the number of skyscrapers is incredible. One of the best skylines in the West. And the architecture is glorious: State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Star, Eureka 88, Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, Royal Exhibition Building, Shrine of Remembrance. Melbourne 100%

Melbourne also has a much brighter future. Melbourne's on track to becoming the #1 in Australia. It's growing faster than Sydney and is much more dynamic nowadays. Vancouver will be #3 in Canada for the next century at least.
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