Moving to Vancouver
August 11, 2013 10:18 AM Subscribe
I'm (almost certainly) moving to Vancouver for grad school, starting this September. I've never moved before, other than college and that was only an hour away from my hometown. What do I need to know about renting an apartment, getting my iPhone to work and everything else?
posted by raeka to travel & transportation around Vancouver, BC (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm moving from the US East Coast and in about six weeks, I should have Canadian citizenship as well as US citizenship.
I have a decent amount of apartment stuff (pots and pans, futon/bed). Is it worth trying to ship it out or possibly drive out or better to just rebuy it?
I'm going to SFU, on Burnaby campus. I'd like to avoid buying a car. Is it possible to get around with public transportation and a bike? Where are the best neighborhoods to find an apartment? Based on other questions, I'm going to look around East Vancouver, around Commercial Drive? Is craiglist the best way to find a place?(Since I'm moving so soon, I will probably try to find a place with AirBnB if I can't rent right away, any other suggestions?)
What is the best way to use my Verizon iPhone 5 in Canada? It's the A1429 model for the US and I'm about halfway through my contract. Do I need to get a new simcard? Can I change my contract to a Canadian one?
Any other advice about moving would be greatly appreciated.