Vancouver is rated the 5th city for quality of life in the world by Mercer, and was the only North American city to make the list. Famous Vancouver successes include Slack and PlentyofFish, and the west coast location gives Vancouver easy access to Silicon Valley funding sources. In 2015, in order to spur further startup growth, the Vancouver government set up a $100 million fund for early-stage startups. According to TechCrunch, since then, there have been about 14,000 new tech jobs in the province.
Seattle (2 h 28 min / 142.6 mi)
Richmond (25 min / 17.1 km)