The ‘Burbs: A Primer for Vancouverites

Is life better in the suburbs? In the midst of Vancouver's on-going housing crisis, the outer limits are at least worth a second look.

July 10, 2018

By Vancouver Magazine / Photo: Gerad Taylor

Have rising Vancouver housing prices got you feeling ‘burb-curious? We got the lowdown on the Lower Mainland’s most intriguing suburbs—places that are challenging cul-de-sac-and-chain-store stereotypes with unique new identities. Here’s everything you wanted to know about Surrey, New West, Port Moody, Richmond and Burnaby but were afraid to ask.



New Westminster


Port Moody


From top to bottom, left to right: Richmond, New Westminster, Burnaby, Port Moody, Surrey


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