Moving to the BC Rockies, British Columbia home neighbourhoods, realtors, and movers

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WHY Move to the BC Rockies?

This area follows the Columbia River as it snakes through BC, and is home to some of the most amazing mountains, skiing, and hiking in North America.
Fernie Alpine Resort Ski-In SKi-Out Condos

Living in the Rockies is many people's dream. Inside the national parks (primarily the towns of Banff and Jasper), all land is owned by the government and all buildings (residential and commercial) are given fixed-term leases.

Recent government housing and population limitations by Parks Canada have forced tough rules based on "need-to-reside". This means that property owners have to prove they need to live in the Park in order to maintain their leases. If you own a business (if you are an active owner) or have a job inside the Park you are probably ok.

Those wishing seasonal housing (for weekends, or for a summer or winter vacation), are better to own outside the Parks (like in Canmore or Bragg Creek), but even those communities have imposed its own growth and population limits.

Hot Springs Main Pool, in Radium

The BC Rockies

There are several smaller cities on the British Columbia side of the Rockies that have much fewer restrictions on development (compared to in the Alberta Rockies), since they are not inside national parks. However the pricing of homes, even modest ones, is tempered by the cost of shipping manufactured components to the area as well as by the over-heated demands from a robust Vancouver housing market on one side and booming Calgary on the other. In resort communities, the prices are competitive with those on the Alberta side of the Rockies.

There are a number of popular mountain communities, popular for residents as well as visitors. They benefit from milder climate caused by half the lower elevation of towns in the Alberta Rockies, and by the protection the Rockies provide from cold Arctic fronts that blast through the prairies. The communities are blessed by access to recreation, skiing in the wintertime, and lots of hiking, mountain biking, and boating in the summer time.

Between the #1 Trans-Canada and Highway 93 are the resort communities of Revelstoke, Golden, Radium, Windermere and Invermere. These communities are blessed with proximity to the Trans-Canada Highway providing better access to/from major cities, on the other hand, it also means more tourist traffic in summer travel and winter ski seasons, contrasted with very empty towns (and corresponding drop in availability of some services) in shoulder or off-season periods.

Centennia lPark view North to bridges, in Revelstoke Revelstoke and Golden are major towns with resource, manufacturing and transportation infrastructure, supplemented by travel & recreational sectors taking advantage of adjacent national parks. These communities support significant year-round populations. Radium, Invermere, and Windermere are largely tourist towns, with a stronger seasonal business cycle and a smaller year-round population base.

And further south along-or close to- the #3 Crowsnest Highway are communities like Fernie, Cranbrook and Kimberley. Fernie and Cranbrook have a strong resource, manufacturing and transportation sector (Kimberly used to), but these towns are generally more peaceful year-round than their northern cousins. Cranbrook has the region's only Junior A hockey team, the Cranbrook Ice, and is the region's largest shopping hub.

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BC Rockies Realtors. Home Builders, Mortgages & Mpvers

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More info on Radium Springs Estates Banff & Rockies BuildersRadium Springs Estates

Radium Springs estates is a community of awe inspiring natural beauty located on the magnificent Springs golf course, a short 2.5 hour drive west of Calgary through scenic Kootenay National Park.

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More info on Three Sisters Mountain Village Banff & Rockies BuildersThree Sisters Mountain Village

An alpine residential community nestled in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. The natural beauty encompassing the development perfectly balances world-class amenities and environmental sensitivity to create the finest mountain living experience

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More info on Richard Greaves , Canmore Real Estate Agent Banff & Rockies RealtorsRichard Greaves , Canmore Real Estate Agent

I am fully committed to provide superior service to my client needs and exceed their expectations. I facilitated many real estate transaction in Canmore and Bow Valley area, and has shown an unwavering commitment to service, ingenuity and hard work.

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More info on Radium Springs Estates Banff & Rockies RealtorsRadium Springs Estates

Radium Springs estates is a community of awe inspiring natural beauty located on the magnificent Springs golf course, a short 2.5 hour drive west of Calgary through scenic Kootenay National Park.

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More info on Prestigious Properties Canada Ltd. Banff & Rockies RealtorsPrestigious Properties Canada Ltd.

Prestigious Properties is a Western Canadian based Real Estate Investment Company that specializes in building wealth for investors in North American growth markets, providing positive cash flow, tax free equity growth, & hassle free mgt.

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More info on Thomas Krause, RE/MAX Alpine Realty Canmore Banff & Rockies RealtorsThomas Krause, RE/MAX Alpine Realty Canmore

I am Thomas Krause, also known as CANMORETHOMAS, REALTOR® with RE/MAX Alpine Realty in the beautiful town of Canmore, Alberta. To me, Canmore is one of the most beautiful towns and one of the best places to live and I really enjoy to help people!

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More info on BellStar Realty Banff & Rockies RealtorsBellStar Realty

Canmore Real Estate. Your Rocky Mountain Realtor. Call with any questions regarding Real Estate in Canmore Alberta !

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Banff & Rockies

Here are some of the great neighbourhoods you can move to in & around Banff & Rockies

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Radium (BC Rockies neighbourhood)Radium (BC Rockies neighbourhood)

BC: Orifinally Sinclair Hot Springs, but renamed in 1915 due to high radioactivity in the spring water. opening the commercial Hot Springs

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Invermere (BC Rockies neighbourhood)Invermere (BC Rockies neighbourhood)

BC: At the northern end of Lake Windermere. It is the commercial centre of the Columbia River valley. Today tourism is the major industry.

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Cranbrook (BC Rockies neighbourhood)Cranbrook (BC Rockies neighbourhood)

BC: This is the largest city in the eastern Kootenays, and has a rustic red brick downtown, with many shops and restaurants.

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Kimberley (BC Rockies neighbourhood)Kimberley (BC Rockies neighbourhood)

BC: The city is built on the slopes of Sullivan and North Star mountains, Canada^s second highest city. It is home to a vabarian-themed village and the Kimberley Ski |and Summer Resort.

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Golden (BC Rockies  neighbourhood)Golden (BC Rockies neighbourhood)

BC: This community lies at the point the Kicking Horse River joins the Columbia. Golden is the popular jumping-off point for both Glacier and Yoho national parks, rafting, skiing, and mountain biking

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