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« on: September 17, 2007 05:04:17 PM »

hi my husband and i are thinking about moving to british columbia, more than likely the vancouver area but i thought i would post this in the other areas as well to see what places you guys have to recommend. my problem is he wants to move to the middle of no where. seriously, i dont know what it is like up there but three hour drive to go to the grocery store sounds fine to him, but who has to do the grocery shopping, me. we live in the u.s. my family is here and everything so i am nervous, i hear it is harder to find things up there, is that true? i have also heard both it is cheaper up there and i have heard it is more expenseive and that the health insurance is free (i have heard all of this from us people who have never lived up there). is housing expensive? which areas are less populated but close by to cities. please help me just get an idea about it, so i can contribute more to our conversations. ihave been to victoria and i loved it up there it is beautiful. thanks
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007 05:25:03 PM »

Canada is a big place, so there is a lot of variety. What kind of rural is your husband looking for? Farmland? Trees?

It is possible to live in a rural area and only be a 30 minute - 1 hour drive from the city. Recently I was in New Brunswick and found the areas around Moncton to be pretty rural, but still near the city.

Personally, I have no trouble finding things as I live in a city. Also, if I can't find it in person, I can usually find it online. I've found American prices to be pretty similar to Canadian prices whenever I've visited. If you live in extremely rural places prices can be higher if it is hard to get goods there.

I've never been to Calgary, but I hear the job market is good there if that's at all important to you. The east coast has a much tougher job market (too many people, too few jobs).
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2007 05:40:16 PM »

thanks, he wants to live in the mountains away from people. we both grew up in the city but he hates it and i love it. i wouldnt mind living in the country, i would probably like it but i need to be near a city. he would like to find some land and build a house on it.
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