Situated on the western coast, Vancouver is one of the prettiest cities in Canada. Part of the province of British Columbia, Vancouver has a population of around 2.5 million people. However, it is also one of the more expensive cities in terms of house prices in all of North America and the most expensive in Canada.
Vancouver was hit quite hard during the GFC, but unlike most other cities, it has bounced back incredibly since then. Since 2009, the median prices have gone up approximately 35%. This surge has been attributed greatly to international investors such as those from China.