The motto of Canada is a mari usque ad mare, which means "from sea to sea." This not only describes succinctly the vastness of the country, but is also literally true: when you live in Canada, you have the choice of living on either the Atlantic or Pacific coast.
In fact, interestingly enough, the idea has been raised to update the country's motto to "from sea to sea to sea," because Canada also borders on the Arctic Ocean. However, living on the icy northern coastline is not something most people would choose to do. On the other hand, cities on the east and west coasts are quite popular, albeit for somewhat different reasons. In either case, you will find that the rental markets include some very choice locations to establish yourself, such that you can enjoy the benefits of living the specific coastal life you want.
For example, the kind of Apartment for rent Halifax has to offer will get you access to a city that is in many ways the main hub of east coast maritime culture. The relatively small size (not quite 400,000 residents as of 2011) has allowed it to mix modernity with the charm stemming from its old-fashioned roots.
Halifax is renowned for its many bars and musical venues, leading to a lively nightlife. The large number of university students living there has an impact, as well, giving the city a youthful glow. If you like excitement, Halifax is a great place to put down roots.
Victoria, BC, although it is all the way across the country on the Pacific Ocean, has many similarities to Halifax. Here you will also find a large student population, as well as a mixture of old-style architecture and a thriving technology sector. Victoria is roughly the same size as Halifax, at around 350,000. Music also plays an important role in the city's culture.
One major difference between the two cities is that demographically Victoria has a large retiree population, due to the temperate climate; winters are cool and largely snow-free. The large amount of annual rainfall has also contributed to Victoria being nicknamed the "city of gardens." If you are looking for an Apartment for rent Victoria BC can accommodate you.
Life on either Canadian coast is an interesting choice, with distinct cultural heritages to entertain you. Whether you prefer the Celtic traditions of the east coast or the native Canadian influences of the west, you are sure to have a vibrant time.