U-Haul Canadian Destination City No. 7: Vancouver Remains a Family-Friendly City

Vancouver is the No. 7 Canadian Destination City according to the latest U-Haul® migration trends report, climbing three spots from its ranking on last year’s list.

Two years ago, Vancouver was also the seventh busiest Canadian city for incoming traffic among do-it-yourself movers.

“Vancouver is such a fun city, and families are gravitating toward that,” said Michelle Benson, U-Haul Company of Vancouver and Vancouver Island president. “Vancouver remains one of the most popular places to live in BC because of the neighborhoods and green living. Environmental responsibility is important here, and young families are really attracted to the city.”

U-Haul has one Company-owned store and 17 independent dealers currently operating in the Vancouver city limits. Find U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations in Vancouver at uhaul.com/locations.

Moving Season in Vancouver

U-Haul is counting down its top 10 Canadian Destination Cities leading up to “Moving Day” on July 1, one of the busiest dates for residential moves in Canada, and specifically Quebec. The No. 1 destination will be announced June 28 on Twitter @uhaul. View Canadian Destination Cities 7-50 below.

“This city is known for its natural beauty,” Benson added. “Vancouver is bike-friendly and there are outdoor activities of every type. The weather is mild, but we’re close enough to the Rockies to take advantage of the snow. Being nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains gives Vancouver an unbeatable landscape. It’s no wonder we remain a U-Haul Destination City.”

Rankings are based on the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul trucks into a city in the past calendar year. Destination Cities reflect the volume and regularity of do-it-yourself movers coming into a city, but do not account for departing one-way U-Haul trucks, and thus do not necessarily reflect growth like U-Haul Growth Cities rankings do.

U-Haul released its top 25 Canadian Growth Cities for 2018 in January.

U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul locations provides a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck rental transactions that occur annually.U

2018 U-Haul Canadian Destination Cities

* Nos. 1-6 TBA June 21-28. Previous year rankings in parentheses.

7. VANCOUVER, BC (10)

8. KITCHENER, ON (9)

9. HAMILTON, ON (7)

10. VICTORIA, BC (8)

11. MISSISSAUGA, ON (12)

12. BRAMPTON, ON (11)

13. QUEBEC CITY, QC (13)

14. WINDSOR, ON (15)

15. KINGSTON, ON (16)

16. KELOWNA, BC (19)

17. SCARBOROUGH, ON (14)

18. SURREY, BC (20)

19. BARRIE, ON (17)

20. OSHAWA, ON (18)

21. ST. CATHARINES, ON (23)

22. GUELPH, ON (21)

23. DARTMOUTH, NS (32)

24. BURLINGTON, ON (24)

25. WINNIPEG, MB (22)

26. GATINEAU, QC (26)

27. MONCTON, NB (31)

28. SASKATOON, SK (28)

29. PETERBOROUGH, ON (27)

30. KAMLOOPS, BC (39)

31. NANAIMO, BC (35)

32. LETHBRIDGE, AB (34)

33. BRANTFORD, ON (30)

34. ABBOTSFORD, BC (33)

35. CAMBRIDGE, ON (29)

36. ETOBICOKE, ON (25)

37. NIAGARA FALLS, ON (40)

38. SHERBROOKE, QC (37)

39. RED DEER, AB (47)

40. REGINA, SK (38)

41. BELLEVILLE, ON (41)

42. SUDBURY, ON (42)

43. PORT MOODY, BC (NR)

44. NEWMARKET, ON (49)

45. HALIFAX, NS (NR)

46. MILTON, ON (50)

47. GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB (36)

48. FREDERICTON, NB (NR)

49. SARNIA, ON (46)

50. AIRDRIE, AB (NR)

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