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British Columbia — Rental Market Statistics Summary by Metropolitan Areas, Census Agglomerations and Cities

  Vacancy Rate (%) Availability Rate (%) Average Rent ($) Median Rent ($) % Change Units
British Columbia 1.2 a ** 1,660 a 1,575 a 9.2 a 211,671
Abbotsford - Mission 1.1 a ** 1,367 a 1,365 a 7.0 c 5,595
Campbell River 0.9 a ** 1,464 b 1,444 b ** 2,016
Chilliwack 1.4 a ** 1,275 a 1,250 a 9.1 b 4,068
Courtenay 0.9 a ** 1,384 a 1,450 a 5.6 d 2,475
Cranbrook 1.7 c ** 1,247 a 1,095 a ** 1,164
Dawson Creek 5.3 b ** 1,036 a 985 b 1.1 d 1,273
Duncan 2.4 b ** 1,124 a 1,025 a ** 1,545
Fort St. John 5.7 b ** 1,008 a 969 a ** 2,464
Kamloops 1.3 a ** 1,348 a 1,281 a 6.4 b 4,758
Kelowna 1.3 a ** 1,645 a 1,650 a 10.2 c 8,780
Ladysmith 0.6 b ** 1,006 b 1,200 c ** 231
Nanaimo 2.6 a ** 1,465 a 1,433 a 5.4 c 5,083
Nelson 0.2 b ** 1,119 a 1,075 b ** 512
Parksville 1.2 a ** 1,412 a 1,300 b 5.1 d 1,258
Penticton 1.5 b ** 1,312 a 1,200 b ** 2,686
Port Alberni 1.1 a ** 1,112 a 1,100 a 18.4 d 1,184
Powell River 1.3 a ** 971 a 950 a ** 662
Prince George 2.8 b ** 1,159 a 1,085 a 5.7 d 3,664
Prince Rupert 1.7 c ** 1,188 b 1,300 a ** 967
Quesnel 2.2 b ** 1,064 c 1,075 b ** 711
Salmon Arm 0.5 a ** 1,096 b 1,000 b ++ 390
Saltspring Island RDA ** ** ** ** ** 36
Sechelt DM ** ** ** ** ** 51
Squamish 0.0 b ** 1,633 a 1,600 b 11.8 d 577
Summerland DM 0.0 d ** 1,435 a 1,500 a 6.8 b 186
Terrace ** ** 1,188 b 1,100 b -4.1 d 410
Trail ** ** 695 b 617 d ** 572
Vancouver 0.9 a ** 1,828 a 1,715 a 9.5 a 123,867
Vernon 1.6 b ** 1,259 a 1,203 a 9.6 c 2,038
Victoria 1.6 a ** 1,571 a 1,502 a 7.8 a 31,685
Williams Lake 0.9 a ** 1,619 a 1,500 b 65.2 a 763
Notes:
  • The following letter codes are used to indicate the reliability of the estimates: a — Excellent, b — Very good, c — Good, d — Poor (Use with Caution))
  • ** — Data suppressed to protect confidentiality or data not statistically reliable
  • ++ — Change in rent is not statistically significant. This means that the change in rent is not statistically different than zero (0). (Applies only to % Change of Average Rent Tables).