9 Beautiful BC Towns That Will Make You Want to Move to the Country!

Small Tow

Since working from home has become the norm over the past few months, many are seeing the appeal of small town living. Vancouver traffic and real estate prices have probably made you think about escaping city life at least once! Here are some small towns to consider moving to, (or at least daydream about).

1. Nelson

Located on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, Nelson is a quaint town with a ton of history. As a former hub city for the Silver Rush, the town has held onto it’s culture with restored heritage buildings, artisan coffee shops, and breathtaking natural beauty. Nelson also boasts a cold-war era bunker, called the ‘Diefenbunker’, so if there’s another lockdown, you have a place to hide out!


A post shared by Amanda - My Backpacker Life (@mybackpackerlifeblog) on

2. Fernie 

In the Elk Valley of the East Kootenay’s, Fernie borders the Rocky Mountains, making for some of the most incredible views that BC has to offer. Its location makes for incredible skiing in the winter, and breathtaking hikes in the summer!


A post shared by Toby Stier (@tobiah_j) on

 3. Prince Rupert

Small town living doesn’t mean leaving the ocean behind! This port city is known for it’s abundant fishing and wildlife sightings. 


A post shared by Explore Canada (@explorecanada) on

 4. Cowichan Bay

Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Bay is not far from Vancouver but still feels a world away. With fishing, local shops, and artisans it’s a quiet village with a close community feel.


A post shared by Dasol (@dasolchloe) on

5. Rossland

If you love the outdoors, you will never be bored in Rossland! It is the gateway to the popular ‘Powder Highway’ of skiing, and although it has incredible fresh powder snow on the mountains, Rossland itself has rather temperate weather.


A post shared by Kootenay | Explore | Koots (@kootenaybc) on

6. Tofino/Ucluelet 

Of course, this region is a well-known tourist destination, but if your trips here just don’t seem long enough, Tofino and Ucluelet are incredibly beautiful places to live.


A post shared by Tourism Tofino (@tourismtofino) on

 7. Golden 

Golden is smack in the middle of the most desired natural beauty in the world! It borders Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Glacier, Kootenay, and Mount Revelstoke. There’s no better home base to explore the wilderness.


A post shared by Chillbo (@wearechillbo) on

 8. Powell River

The largest community on the Sunshine Coast, Powell River has no shortage of things to do. It is known for it’s amazing scuba diving, hiking, kayaking and, even has WWII era ships to explore! Powell River has also been nominated for a Provincial Climate Action award in recognition of it’s pledge for sustainable living.


A post shared by Janet Kenmuir (@kenmuirjanet) on

9.  Lillooet 

About a 4 hour drive from Vancouver, Lillooet is not far, yet boasts amazing natural attractions. From fishing to hiking, and backcountry skiing, this town is a hidden gem!


A post shared by Beardog Cafe (@beardogcafe) on

These often overlooked BC towns are more alluring this year than ever before. Plus, getting a whole house for the price of a downtown Vancouver condo isn’t so bad either! If you do decide to move, don’t worry you can still take us with you! Stream your favourite Vancouver radio stations from the iHeartRadio App