Average House Price: $400,000 CAD (£219,000)
Average Snow to Surf Distance: 6 hours drive
If there’s one place on earth everyone thinks of when you want to combine beach time with the mountains, it’s Vancouver.
Located on the far west coast of Canada, you’re just 45 minute drive from the world-renowned powder mecca of Whistler. In the winter, you can ski and snowboard to your heart’s content. Come summer, there’s a sick array of mountain bike trails to rip up.
For your beach-related needs, there’s a few located right in the city. But if you’re looking for proper Pacific surf, then catch the ferry to Vancouver Island and drive up to the surf town of Tofino.