Livability Score

i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (31) F
Entertainment (26) F
Food and Drink (54) F
Fitness (12) F
Groceries (23) F
Parks (219) F
Shops (67) F
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 7.5% take public transportation in North Vancouver.
Public Transit Stops (377)
Stops & Stations
Workers Taking Public Transit
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cost of living F

The cost of living in North Vancouver is 133/100 - which is 8% higher than British Columbia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
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crime A

North Vancouver crime rates are 2,561 per 100k, which is 58% lower than British Columbia
Property Crime
2,086 crimes per 100k
Violent Crime
475 crimes per 100k
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employment A+

The median income in North Vancouver is $132,873 - which is 54% higher than British Columbia.
Med. Household Income
Unemployment Rate
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (25)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
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housing C

North Vancouver home prices are $1,449,000 - which is 51% higher than British Columbia
Home Price
Home Appreciation Rate
Home Affordability
10.9x (home price to income ratio)
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schools B+

The North Vancouver graduation rate is 92% - which is 7% higher than British Columbia
School Test Scores
High School Grad. Rates
Elementary Schools (37) F
High Schools (17) F
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ratings B-

North Vancouver has an overall rating of 69% from 5 reviews.
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North Vancouver Area Facts

  • North Vancouver has a Livability Score of 61/100, which is considered average
  • North Vancouver crime rates are 58% lower than the British Columbia average
  • Cost of living in North Vancouver is 8% higher than the British Columbia average

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      North Vancouver, BC

      Located on the Burard Inlet directly across from the city of Vancouver, North Vancouver is a more affordable residential option that’s popular as a commuter city. North Vancouver offers the best of both the great Canadian outdoors and all the benefits of a multicultural metropolis lifestyle. Residents of North Vancouver could be kayaking down the Capilano River and be dining in downtown Vancouver within thirty minutes. Our North Vancouver Livability guide will take you through the best of what this city offers, from the well-developed infrastructure to the best of entertainment and family fun.

      Due to the extremely high rents, amongst the highest in Canada, as well as a high cost of living that includes expensive utilities, amenities, gas and lifestyle costs, North Vancouver is one of the most expensive places to live in in Canada. If you are planning to commute to work, you should also factor in the cost of car maintenance, as this can get quite steep, quite fast. However, if you’re looking for a cheaper transit alternative, North Vancouver is served by local buses run by the Coast Mountain Bus Company. Another highlight of North Vancouver’s well maintained infrastructure is the school board. The North Vancouver School Board runs eight high schools and 30 elementary schools, including a Francophone school, which make it ideal for families with young children.

      Although North Vancouver is a relatively small town with a relaxed vibe well away from the bustle of the city, you’ll find plenty in the way of events, activities and entertainment. Apart from enjoying the great outdoors by walking and biking along the waterfront, North Vancouver residents have access to hiking and skiing activities all year long at the Grouse and Seymour. For a taste of authentic local arts and culture, visit North Vancouver’s number of craft breweries and spirit distilleries or any of the events hosted by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council or Shipyard Social. These lively historical events are sure to be a highlight of any North Vancouver resident and typically feature dancing, music, food and drinks. The Shipyards Night Market, the North Vancouver Museum and the Summer Sessions Concert Series are also a must attend.

      F Amenities

      Are there many local amenities in North Vancouver? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.


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      Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
      Museum & Archives Community History Centre
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      Food & Drink

      North Shore Liquor Shop
      Dairy Queen
      Papa John's
      BC Liquor Store
      The Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub
      Deep Cove Ice Cream Café

      A+ Commute

      Is public transit available in North Vancouver? Of all people who commute, 7.5% take public transportation in North Vancouver.
      Drive to Work

      1% lower than the CDN average

      Take Public Transit

      equal to the CDN average

      Walk to Work

      1% lower than the CDN average

      A Health & Safety

      Is North Vancouver a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.



      Shoppers Drug Mart
      Deep Cove Pharmacy
      Cove Health
      Shoppers Drug Mart
      North West Marine Pharmacy


      Deep Cove Medical Clinic
      Marine Drive Medical Clinic
      Northshore Medical Clinic