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Seattle and Vancouver Compared

November 19, 2019


Seattle and Vancouver Two cities which, at first glance, seem very similar to each other. Although Seattle is an American city and Vancouver is a Canadian city, both are part of the same region, known as the Pacific Northwest, or sometimes known as Cascadia. They are 143 miles, or 230 km, apart. Both are major seaport cities near the Pacific Ocean, but also are near mountains. The Cascades, to be specific. Even more specifically, Vancouver is near the North Shore Mountains which provide a dramatic backdrop for the city. Seattle has Puget Sound to its west and Lake Washington to its east. Vancouver has the Strait of Georgia to its west. Holy crap. I forgot how scenic both were. They’re beautiful places. Both have a temperate oceanic climate known for their generally cool temperatures and rainy weather. While both have four seasons, it never gets too cold in the winter and never too hot in the summer. Both can get snow in the winter and get A LOT of precipitation from November through January. Yep, those three months are cold, dark, and rainy. I wouldn’t recommend visiting both cities during that time. Still, Vancouver has some of the mildest winters in all of Canada. Both are in the infamous Ring of Fire, an area where lots of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions tend to occur. Both have about the same population in the actual city limits. (V- 675,218, S- 724,745). However, Seattle’s metro population has about 1.5 million more people. (V- 2.5 million, S- 4 million) But you could say Vancouver is a bigger deal in its home country, as it has the 3rd largest metro in all of Canada, while Seattle has the 15th largest metro. Seattle has been the fastest growing American big city of the past decade. While both are ethnically diverse, Vancouver is more so. 40% of Vancouver’s population is made up of immigrants. Around 28% of Vancouver residents are Chinese. It’s been called the “most Asian city outside of Asia.” Both have low pollution and are environmentally friendly. Both have pledged to go carbon neutral by 2050, meaning 100% of the energy used in the two cities by then will be from renewable resources. I mean, overall both have a high quality of life, and thus…both cities are really expensive. Seattle has its famous Space Needle, an observation tower and a distinct landmark of the city’s skyline. Vancouver has its Lookout Tower, part of the Harbour Centre and also a distinct landmark of Vancouver’s skyline. So how are the cities different? Well first, let’s ask J.J. McCullough, who is actually from Vancouver. JJ? JJ: Thanks Mr. Beat So most people here in Vancouver are pretty used to Seattle. It’s very close by and easy to drive to. Culturally, it feels very familiar. It is very common in the Pacific Northwest for people to sort of self-identify with the entire Cascadia region. From Vancouver all the way to Portland maybe even San Francisco. I think what most people would say is the difference between Seattle and Vancouver is that Seattle just has a lot more big, important, famous things. In the way that most American cities have more big, important, famous things than Canadian ones. So, for example, me and my Vancouver friends will often go down to Seattle for the Emerald City Comicon. which is sort of the big American extravaganza you would just never see in Vancouver. Seattle is just the place to visit if you’re into watch a MLB or NFL game since we don’t have teams in any of those leagues up here. Vancouverites also love to go shopping in Seattle Because Seattle is full of a lot of big, chain stores we don’t have in Vancouver. Everywhere from Target to Trader Joe’s to Pac Sun, which is where I bought this shirt. As well as fast food chains, like Jack in the Box or Chick-fil-A Or my personal favorite…Jimmy John’s. Geographically, however, I would say however that Seattle feels like a city that is more based around the water. while Vancouver is a city more based around the mountains. I would say Seattle really embraces its identity as a port city. And a hub for fishing and shipping. I always think of Seattle as a city where everyone has a waterfront view from their apartment which might not be exactly true. But when you look at a map, you can very much see it is a city marbled by water. Whereas when you look at a map of Vancouver, you can see that we are a much more solid blob of land. But Vancouver is also much close to the mountains. Which I think derives much more of our city’s identity from things like its proximity to ski resorts. But overall, the cities feel like they have a lot more similarities than differences. Which is so often the case when you compare adjacent communities in Canada and the U.S. Back to you, Mr. Beat Mr. Beat: Thanks, J.J. Yeah he just made a video about Vancouver as well. And just released it over on his channel. Check it out after you’re done watching this one. Before we get to the differences between the two cities on my end this video is sponsored by Blinkist. Blinkist is an app that I recently discovered that is a great timesaver. Most people are busy. Very busy. And they don’t have time to read books. Let’s be honest here, I don’t. And this is kind of embarrassing, but I teach my students every year about Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, but I’ve never actually read the whole thing. But at least I’ve checked out Common Sense on Blinkist. You can read the big ideas about it in 7 minutes. Or even listen to it on there. It’s amazing. Another great book I’ve checked out is called the Evolution of Money. It’s like you’re reading books in 15 minutes or less. It’s amazing. So the first 100 people to go to the link on the screen right now get unlimited access for one week to try it out. You’ll also get 25% off if you want a full membership. The seven-day trial period is completely free and you can cancel any time during that period. Thanks again to Blinkist for sponsoring this video, and now here’s the rest. First of all, the cost of living is higher in Seattle. This may surprise some folks, as Vancouver is infamous for its really expensive housing. I mean, of all major cities in North America, only San Francisco has more expensive housing. But not including housing, Seattle is more expensive, but a lot of that has to do with the U.S. dollar being stronger than the Canadian dollar right now. Related to this, Vancouver has a much higher population density. It has the highest in Canada, as a matter of fact. The average salary is higher in Seattle. Seattle residents are more religious than Vancouver residents, although both cities aren’t particularly that religious. The biggest religion in Seattle is Christianity, while almost half of Vancouver residents don’t have a religion at all. Vancouver has less crime. Vancouver residents have access to universal health care since they are in, you know, Canada and Seattle residents do not since they are in, you know, the United States. Not only do Vancouver residents pay a lot less for health care, but they pay a lot less for college. Seattle has been around longer. Members of a group of American pioneers known as the Denny Party founded it 35 years before Vancouver officially became a city. However, before it was Vancouver it was a small sawmilling settlement named Granville. Seattle’s original name was New York, believe it or not, but the residents renamed it to honor a Duwamish Indian chief. Before Europeans arrived, what would later become both cities was settled by the Coast Salish peoples. Two European explorers, a Spanish dude named José María Narváez and a British dude named George Vancouver were the first Europeans to check out the area in the 1790s. And yep, the city of Vancouver and Vancouver Island were later named after George. Flash forward to the mid-1800s, and both British and American settlers moved to the area. The Oregon Treaty of 1846 split the area so that Britain controlled what would become Vancouver and the United States controlled what would become Seattle. The economy of the two cities in the early days revolved around the lumber industry. Both suffered horrible fires in their early years. When Vancouver was just 2 months old, it almost completely burned down. Only three buildings survived in what became known as the Great Fire of Vancouver. Three years later, most of downtown Seattle burned down. That was known as The Great Seattle Fire. Don’t you love how great these unoriginal names are? GREAT job, historians with the naming of things. Anyway, both cities recovered and became prosperous port cities, although Seattle was certainly more boom then bust then boom then bust. There was the lumber industry boom, the Klondike gold rush boom, the shipbuilding boom, the Boeing boom, and most recently the internet and telecom boom. Even during the busts, Seattle stayed relevant as a transportation hub. Vancouver even more so. During Prohibition in the 1920s, lots of illegal alcohol was transported from Vancouver to Seattle. Also that decade, Bertha Knight Landes became the mayor of Seattle. She was the first female mayor for a major city in American history. Vancouver has never had a female mayor, by the way. Both cities were hit hard by the Great Depression, and both played important roles in World War II. Since the 1950s, both cities have been among the fastest growing in their respective countries. Today, Seattle is home to some of the most well-known Fortune 500 companies in the world- Amazon, Microsoft, Costco, and Starbucks to name a few. Vancouver is often nicknamed “Hollywood North” due to all of the films and TV shows that are shot there. A big reason why is since all these American production companies get huge tax breaks for filming up there. Other major industries in Seattle include education and health services, manufacturing, and professional services. Other major industries in Vancouver include retail, health care, and also professional services. According to Forbes Magazine, Seattle is the best city in the United States…for business. The unemployment rate is slightly lower in Seattle. (S-3.6%, V-4.4%) But the poverty rate is lower in Vancouver (V-9%, S-11%) and the minimum wage is also higher in Vancouver. (V-$13.85, S- $12) From what I could find, Seattle residents pay less in taxes. Vancouver has hosted the Olympics. Seattle has not. Seattle has worse traffic. Vancouver has better public transportation. The average commute time in Seattle is slightly higher. (S-31 min., V- 29.7 minutes) More Seattle residents have at least a bachelor’s degree or higher. (S-46.4%, V-37.5%) Back in the 1980s, Seattle was known for grunge, a genre of music that’s kind of a mix between punk and metal, and the subculture that came with it. After the underground success of Seattle’s music scene and the record label Sub Pop, grunge went mainstream in the 1990s with bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains, and suddenly Seattle was one of the hippest places on the planet. Major attractions in Vancouver include Stanley Park, Kitsilano Beach, Gastown, Granville Island, and nearby Grouse Mountain. Major attractions in Seattle include Pike Place Market, the Museum of Pop Culture, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and Olympic Sculpture Park. Seattle also has a wall that folks have been sticking their chewing gum on for 25 years. In 2015, the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority cleaned all the gum off since the sugar in it was literally eroding the walls. After they completely cleaned the walls, folks immediately starting sticking their chewing gum on the wall again. In fact, now it’s a gum alley. Vancouver is one of the only major cities on the entire continent where there are no freeways downtown. Sure, you can legally drink alcohol at 19 years old in Vancouver, but you can’t buy alcohol at supermarkets or convenience stores like you can in Seattle. There are more dogs living in Seattle than children. In many ways, Seattle has more in common with Vancouver than it does with the rest of the state of Washington, and Vancouver has more in common with Seattle than it does with the rest of the province of British Columbia. British Columbia residents tend to have mixed feelings about Vancouver, and Washington state residents tend to have mixed feelings about Seattle. I mean yeah they tend to realize the cities are important and they need them, but also kind of think they are overrated and hate how they think they’re better than them. I’ve been to both cities. Sure, they feel very similar, but hang out in each city long enough, it feels like you’re in a whole other country. Because you are. Don’t forget to check out J.J.’s video, a video where he dives even deeper into his home city. J.J. is amazing…has a wonderful channel. Just subscribe if you haven’t already. I think he may just be relieved that the Canadian elections are over, by the way. And if you liked this video, I have more Compared videos. I’ve linked one of them below. Cool beans!

100 Comments

  • Reply Mr. Beat November 2, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Which two cities should I compare next?

    I got Seattle's minimum wage wrong. Its minimum wage is $15 in general. Employers can only pay $12 if they contribute at least $3 for health care and tips, and $16.25 for large corporations.

    A special thanks to Peter from the channel Stacks and Facts for reading over my script! Check out his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC37J30wHpQOtc1vzuN6OdDA

    Check out J.J. McCullough's Vancouver video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3SxUWbsPKw

  • Reply John33 November 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I got one, New Jersey compared to New York or New Hampshire

  • Reply CANADIAN 416 November 9, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Do Toronto and New York there very similar.

  • Reply Evan Tingzon November 9, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    How about the '' Battle of Alberta'….

    – Between Edmonton ( The Capital of Alberta )
    … and Calgary ( The largest City in Alberta )

    Sports:
    – Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Eskimos, U of A Golden Bears, (they will played today against Calgary) FC Edmonton and Edmonton Oil Kings. (well not really)

    – Calgary, Calgary Flames, Calgary Stampede, U of A Athletics, (they will played today against Edmonton) Calvary FC and Calgary Hitmen. (well not really)

    They are 3 hours apart.

    Edmonton's Population is 972, 223,. But it will 1 million by the end of 2020.

    Calgary's Population is 1, 267, 344.

  • Reply 렙셀 November 10, 2019 at 1:27 am

    11:41 I just found it hilarious how he promounced Grouse Mountain as Groose mountain instead of gr”ow”se mountain

  • Reply Garett Backe November 10, 2019 at 1:55 am

    GROOSE MOUNTAIN hahaha
    but great video though.

  • Reply Nico November 10, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Vienna and Berlin

  • Reply machiname November 10, 2019 at 2:13 am

    The North Shore mountains in Vancouver are part of the Coast Mountains, not the Cascades! The two ranges are separated by the Fraser River, which flows past the southern boundary of Vancouver proper. That said, the Cascades are very close and Mt. Baker is an impressive sight in the southern skyline on a clear sunny day.

  • Reply wimbletone November 10, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Correction, cold, dark and rainy is my favourite winter weather so definitely recommend these months if that's your kinda thing.

  • Reply alex batsford November 10, 2019 at 5:18 am

    I cringed when he said groose mountain

  • Reply Richard Johnson November 10, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Both have turned to shit.

  • Reply TheOmlyPitbull November 10, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Seattlites unite!

  • Reply 100,000 subs With not one video November 10, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Seattle also know as tent city

  • Reply Alberto Gomez November 10, 2019 at 10:29 am

    6:37 If most people live and work in the city they live in, how can the exchange rate have anything to do with how expensive both cities are?

  • Reply Ellie K Payton November 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Consider this: we are plowing thru a debris field of many worlds and stars: cores and chunks and craft and dirt and everything you find in a solar system. Some you will see on accident, some may be "held" and "shown" when it will freak enuf people out: don't believe if they say it's an invasion.

  • Reply operation12343211 November 10, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Please do Calgary and Denver. I think this will be more interesting than Calgary and Edmonton which has been talked about quite often. Both Calgary and Denver have similar skylines and other infrastructure. They are both associated with Energy Industry.

  • Reply Steve Rogers November 10, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Both have large ferry systems and are technically larger than each other depending on what factors you count by. Either way both are the largest in their respective countries. Can't speak for Vancouver but in Seattle at least the ferry turns in a tourist attraction during the summer. Cheap ride only takes 60 minutes if you just hope back on, on the other side. Great photo opportunity. Please of the love of god walk on, don't drive. The car backup can get crazy long in the summer and pisses off the locals.

  • Reply Jumm November 11, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Can you please do Omaha vs Des Moines?

  • Reply anakinsolo719 November 11, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Posting from nearby Victoria, BC. Couple points I need to clarify: the BC minimum wage is currently CA$13.85, at the time I'm writing this it converts to approximately US$10.47, making Seattle's minimum wage higher. Also, you pronounced Grouse (GROWSE) Mountain as (GROOSE).

  • Reply BadDogMedia November 11, 2019 at 2:34 am

    “Grouse” mountain lol 🤣

  • Reply Terry Leung November 11, 2019 at 4:17 am

    I live in Vancouver. It's weather is really balanced. Good food.

  • Reply Terry Leung November 11, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Who lives in Vancouver

  • Reply Rei gee November 11, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Mexico City, Mexico vs Santiago, Chile? ( I don't know why those two, I just want to see one on Mexico city and the first Latin American capitol to come into mind apart from it was Santiago).

  • Reply Alex Ligma November 11, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Did you video on Las Vegas and Phoenix to dinner

  • Reply Potter_Roblox Hogwarts November 11, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Who is watching this because two of their friends live there and you live all the way in south Florida

    Or is it just me?

  • Reply Joe McMullin November 11, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Both are really expensive. Both have a ton of Asians. Can't speak for Vancouver.. but Seattle is a socialist hellhole.. with a huge drug / homeless problem, retarded elected officials, and a bunch of crazy feminazis and LBGT supporters.

  • Reply Nico D. Sun November 11, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Seattle and Vancouver are cold dark and rainy? Ever heard of Scotland?

  • Reply AJJ29 November 12, 2019 at 12:17 am

    I live in Seattle it’s nice

  • Reply Galactus November 12, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Vancouver definitely more beautiful and same with the surrounding area. Vancouver is much nicer than Seattle.

  • Reply Soccer Fan 14 November 12, 2019 at 5:35 am

    One has a Overwatch League team, the other is Seattle
    Therefore Vancouver > Seattle

  • Reply 花川 桜立 November 12, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    they're crazy noisy bizzare towns

  • Reply Easy Rider November 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    BOTH ARE SOCIALIST COMMIE STRONGHOLDS — REAL SHITPITS

  • Reply basebrat64 November 12, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    leftist sh#tholes, the both of them.

  • Reply Robert Grant November 12, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    12:25, actually you can buy alcohol at supermarkets and convenient stores.

  • Reply Fillythecheese Wu November 13, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Lmao he really butchered Grouse

  • Reply Angelique-Likes-Barf November 13, 2019 at 7:27 am

    “It never gets too cold”
    “It snows”

  • Reply Angelique-Likes-Barf November 13, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I’d like to see Austin and Sacramento, mainly because it would cause another civil war.

  • Reply Wave Mikaila November 13, 2019 at 8:59 am

    you would make more money working in tech or minimum wage in Seattle of course it's US dollar so you could visit Canada or anywhere else and the U.S. Dollar is always worth more. The minimum wage in BC will go up to $15 but that's only about $12.50 U.S. Pretty much everything is more expensive in Vancouver even with the dollar. Websites like Numbeo don't always give the full picture for cost of living u have to do your own research. Beer are $4-9 a pint even happy hour isn't that cheap six packs are $9 if your luck but at private liquor stores it can be $12-$14 for Budweiser. I live in Victoria and after living in Vancouver for 3 years Victoria is smaller but better

  • Reply Sum Phag November 13, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Can we compare the heroin addiction in each city?

  • Reply Ninja 0808 November 13, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Portland OR/Austin TX please

  • Reply Alex !! November 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    ROME VS ISTANBUL

  • Reply abel abel November 13, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    thank you for the sub title

  • Reply Wilk Ventilator November 13, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    I’m here from J.J McCullough LOL.

  • Reply SandboxArrow November 13, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Can you compare Toronto and NYC next?

  • Reply Ralph R November 13, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    can you compare Kentucky and Tennessee

  • Reply TheFanMan November 14, 2019 at 12:25 am

    I think these two cities are worth a visit for sure. Also I really like JJ’s channel so it was a nice surprise when he appeared in this video!

    Also, if you will continue comparing two places in two countries, could you perhaps compare Alaska to the Yukon?

  • Reply George Emil November 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

    See that dual flag on JJ's desk? Those flags are fairly common at tourist areas in Canada but they suddenly disappear once you cross the border. Can you find anything respresentative of Canada in Mr. Beat's room?

  • Reply MiguelPlays lol November 14, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Compare Illinois and Wisconsin

  • Reply Islamic Spirituality November 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I don't know why but like Canada more

  • Reply Paul Guilbeault November 14, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Wow. I am Canadian and have never heard anyone say 'aroond'. My mind is blown.

  • Reply SunnyLin November 14, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Vancouver has less crime? Check out vancouver's Downtown Eastside!

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  • Reply Jeremy Lizotte November 15, 2019 at 12:48 am

    It's not "Groose" Mountain it's Grouse (Growse) mountain…just like it is spelled.

  • Reply The fake Gaming's 17 November 15, 2019 at 1:01 am

    can you compare Portland Oregon to Baltimore Maryland

  • Reply Rigoberto Rodriguez November 15, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Seattle

  • Reply Matthias Mtl November 15, 2019 at 5:38 am

    US People and Canadians are the same. No difference

  • Reply Jason KJKK November 15, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Dual citizen living mainly back and forth in PNW. Seattle is far better for sure. Demographic wise… though alot of Vancouver people are moving to Seattle and Bellevue. Either way, its really crowded in Van and i cant stand the mainland Chinese tourists… its beyond what you think x 100 worse. Ever seen a woman shit in an alley? In a first world country, in Vancouver no less? Come on..

  • Reply trokoro November 16, 2019 at 2:37 am

    It would be logical if the Northern third of California seceded to become another state (North California), part of the Cascadia region, with capital in San Francisco.

  • Reply trokoro November 16, 2019 at 2:38 am

    The warmest Canadian cities are Victoria (capital of British Columbia) and Windson (Ontario)

  • Reply trokoro November 16, 2019 at 2:45 am

    You can compare Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Cape Town and Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Shangai, Taipei and Beijing, Moscow and Saint Petersbourg, Vladivostok and Vancouver, Vienna and Berlin, MIlan and Naples, Madrid and Barcelona, Lisbon and Oporto, Mexico and Lima, Santiago de Chile and Kuala Lumpur, Brasilia and Washington DC, Canberra and Brasilia…

  • Reply ScoDucks2019 November 16, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Portland vs Denver please!!!

  • Reply ScoDucks2019 November 16, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Vancouver has Tim Hortins

  • Reply Kit Hikkari November 16, 2019 at 3:53 am

    I'm from Vancouver. Go to Seattle. Seattle just has more to do. If you want to live somewhere. Live in Vancouver.

  • Reply Parodies ForDays November 16, 2019 at 4:21 am

    I didnt know seattle (where i live) is on the bottom of vancouver

  • Reply bald hedgehog November 16, 2019 at 7:02 am

    The time where you said straight of Georgia that clip showed the burrard inlet

  • Reply bald hedgehog November 16, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Oh yeah and we do have Jimmy John's in vancouver

  • Reply Raul Figueroa November 16, 2019 at 8:11 am

    um….. worlds fair…..

  • Reply Joe Palooka November 16, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Here's the most important comparison: Vancouver Is BORING, Seattle is not. I'm talking about the night life and the entertainment. Vancouver has very few venues left for live music, because the rich Chinese have bought most of the downtown real estate and turned it into expensive condos and developments. They're not into live music at all. Meanwhile, Seattle has a great entertainment scene, with many famous clubs and theatres, and a never-ending circuit of great entertainers year-round. Most of these don't go to Vancouver any more. Go to Seattle if you're into the night life and clubbing, because Vancouver night life is DEAD.

  • Reply joseph procella November 16, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    "climate change'' = less rain, highest rent Seattle, too many California transplant assholes.

  • Reply Sweeneytv November 16, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    You are one S away from being Mr. Beast.

    Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

  • Reply The Helpful Pug November 16, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    You seem a little confused, you just said "Vancouver is ethnically diverse" and then said a huge chunk of the population belongs to one specific ethnicity….unless you meant, "less white," but that begs the question of why you'd even mention it then.

  • Reply Everett Taylor November 16, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Seattle native, not a lot of people refer to it as cascadia, it’s the PNW. Canadians who come down to Seattle are tourists, not shoppers. For shopping they just go to Arlington. None of us up here identify with the San Francisco. It’s not so much that people in Washington feel bad about Seattle. It’s more like West half (which is embodied by Seattle) vs the East half (which is embodied by Spokane and Yakima.

  • Reply kevinmsft November 17, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Vancouver downtown is better than Seattle's (and any other American cities).

  • Reply Rene' Loper November 17, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Seattle is the dirtiest, nasty and full of 60,000 homeless people that are aggressive. Seattle government is full of self serving people that really could care less about these things until they want others to see the city as pretty and pristine. No one who makes 15.00 an hour lives in Seattle, too expensive they live to the south, Tacoma (Pierce county) making our rents skyrocket. Seattle is a city that needs to sweep itself into Puget Sound and start over with honest leadership.

  • Reply Briant Lougan November 17, 2019 at 1:39 am

    I've lived in both cities. Fun to watch this comparison. Both visually stunning. Both now too expensive, especially for housing. By the way, it's Grouse like house Mt, not like goose. It was recently discovered that Seattle and Western Washington are long overdue for a mega-earthquake even worse than the ones they are waiting for in California. So glad I lived there, not going back.

  • Reply Nathan Dong November 17, 2019 at 5:16 am

    I live in Vancouver…

  • Reply Cyrus Braathen November 17, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Grouse mountain like the bird, Jesus

  • Reply Justin Zhao November 17, 2019 at 6:12 am

    something made me laugh at 11:40 and its actually quite 'cute' because the narrator, bless them, seems to have decided 'Grouse' would surely be pronounced 'Groose' in Canadianese. Since they do that with 'House' and other similarly spelled words.
    However,
    Oddly enough, 'Grouse' is like an 'Ow' as in 'Growl' or how you'd say 'Ouch' or 'Grouch'.
    But I think the narrator wanted to guess Canadians would probably pronounce it like 'Grew' or groose sorta thing.

    This is a great video btw. Having lived and worked and traveled back and forth I can say this is spot-on, very well done and helpful to anyone who might want to know more about the cities themselves and/or the comparisons.

  • Reply Alien Eater November 17, 2019 at 6:26 am

    tennessee and mississippi please 🙂 i subscribe

  • Reply Bubble Plane November 17, 2019 at 6:50 am

    seattle iks better

  • Reply Neophyte November 17, 2019 at 10:02 am

    as a Dutchman it's funny to me that two cities that are almost as far apart as my country extends longitudinally are considered "close".

  • Reply Robert Fraser November 17, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Let me save you 13 minutes. Vancouver sucks total ass and Seattle is cool, hip and exciting.

  • Reply Lola Diaz November 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    There is a Vancouver south of Seattle. I learned the hard way when purchasing train tixs to Vancouver

  • Reply universalask November 17, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    i rather go to seattle, I wont need to renew my passport

  • Reply Ragus 19 November 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    vancouver gang

  • Reply Nancy Sherry November 17, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    there are no hand guns in Vancouver!!! lots of them in Seattle.

  • Reply newcoyote November 17, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    I live in Vancouver but love both cities. I go to Seattle as much as I can. They are very similar.

  • Reply Saeed November 18, 2019 at 6:45 am

    why JJ moving up and down like he is sitting on a spring? :p

  • Reply Kevin Wright November 18, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Mr. Beat it’s grouse mountain, like the bird. Not groose mountain

  • Reply Ludvig Gunnarsson November 18, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Stockholm vs Helsinki

  • Reply Nixda November 18, 2019 at 11:07 am

    „Seattle is an American City, and Vancouver is an Canadian City“ making sense btw. just say us american or usa but America is a continent, not a country.

  • Reply Fallen Devonish November 18, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Why in these video's do you provide the counrty of birth but not the racial make up of cities

  • Reply Amir Eghbal November 18, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    The biggest difference is Vancouver is in a peace loving nation proud of it's multiculturalism with free health care and Seattle is in a warmongering racist spiritually bankrupt country.

  • Reply James T Kirk November 18, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    You forgot to mention that Seattleites have the 1st and 2nd Amendments and the Vancouverites do not.

  • Reply Stu Maxwell November 18, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    This video is awesome. I was surprised how fast you glanced over the fact that there's a colossal highway slicing Seattle in half, while Vancouver has no highways at all! For me, a Vancouverite who visits Seattle, that is the standout difference.

  • Reply jj sc November 19, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Been there many times, of course Vancouver is best, Seattle sucks.

  • Reply Sandra S November 19, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Seattle has President Trump 🙁 I would prefer to live in Canada but I'm too old and not rich enough to immigrate there.

  • Reply Cantoxii November 19, 2019 at 8:07 am

    that guy from vancouver bounces more than a beachball

  • Reply 6ringz Ent November 19, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Do Minneapolis and Winnipeg

  • Reply vanferuli3 November 19, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Well both towns Will be on Big Big depth troubles when cascadia volcanic And tectonic activity's whoke up And tsunami them like a drunk stepfather with a belt. Sadly it could Be aboid, just asking the amerindian people about their land sink history

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