How Can I Find An Apartment In Vancouver?

What’s It Like To Live In Vancouver?
June 23, 2019
How Cold Is Vancouver In The Winter?
June 23, 2019
Show all

How Can I Find An Apartment In Vancouver?


How Can I Find An Apartment In Vancouver?

Fear not friend, I’ve got you covered. I’ve had to go through this myself many times and I’m going to explain to you how to find an apartment in Vancouver.

You’ll want to search websites like and to find an apartment in Vancouver. Both of these sites are very active for rental listings in the Greater Vancouver Area and will provide you the most abundant selection available.

Let’s take a look at how to use these websites so you can easily navigate and find what you’re looking for.

How To Find Vancouver Rentals On

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Under the Housing section click on apts/housing – you can also check out rooms/shared if you don’t mind a roommate or post in rooms wanted to let people know you’re looking for a room.

Step 2

Step 3: Look for the gallery tab and switch your viewing style to “map”

Step 3

Step 4: On the left hand side enter your budget range and how many bedrooms and bathrooms you are looking for.

Step 4
Don’t get to specific with search details right away. I recommend starting with how many bedrooms you want and your budget ranges to see what options are available to you and work from there.
Pro Tip: Make sure to click “has image” – Don’t waste your time on listings without pictures.

Following these steps and can navigate around the city map and click on apartments what you wish to view.

How To Find Vancouver Rentals On

Step 1: Go To

Step 2: On the right hand side you can adjust your budget and requirements.

Of the two websites Craigslist tends to have the most listings, but padmapper might have listings that Craigslist doesn’t. I would always suggest checking both websites.

What About Just Googling “Vancouver Apartment Rentals”?

Sure. If you google Vancouver Apartment rents you’ll find a bunch of small websites each offering only a hand full of listings. Most rental agencies post their listings on craigslist to get exposure because the rental agencies in the city know that people use craigslist to look for rentals. You can save your self time by just using craigslist and padmapper.

You might even notice in the craigslist posts that certain listings have links to the rental agency’s websites. If you do see rental agency’s websites I suggest copying the address and checking them out. They might have other Vancouver apartments you can check out too.