Vancouver rentals month to month

The Best Month-To-Month Rentals In Vancouver

One-year leases are standard across Vancouver, but they’re not ideal for everyone. If you’re new to the city and unsure which neighbourhood is right for you or don’t feel like being tied down, then standard one-year leases can be oppressive. But there are places out there that have month-to-month rentals. They can be harder to find, so this guide is here to help.

We’re liv.rent, a rental listings platform that makes the entire rental process smooth like butter. We wanted to share with newcomers to Canada and Vancouver how you can get a place month to month in the city.

This guide is ideal for folks coming to Vancouver to work in our tech, healthcare, or film industries and need more flexibility than a one-year lease can provide.

Use the table of contents to jump to your relevant section, and let’s start our search now!


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How to find month-to-month rentals

On liv.rent listings, landlords and property managers lay out the “lease type” and “minimum lease” available, making it easy to identify which rentals will be suitable for you.

Look for listings that have a minimum lease of less than a year, outlined in the example above.

Once you find one you like, you can sign up to apply or just reach out and send an instant inquiry to the landlord. You don’t need to have an account to ask questions, but it’s a good idea to start so you can keep all your correspondence saved in our chat feature.

It’s much easier than back and forth email correspondence or phone calls. Plus, you don’t have to finish filling out your profile entirely until you’re ready to apply. And, once your profile is complete, you can use it to apply to multiple units, saving time and energy.

Let’s take a look at where some of the best month-to-month rentals in Vancouver are:


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Month-to-month rentals in Vancouver

Rentals for healthcare workers

There are three major hospitals in Vancouver:

  • St. Paul’s Hospital
    • Located in Downtown Vancouver, the nearby West End neighbourhood is ideal.
  • Vancouver General Hospital
    • There are many clinics, research centres, and health care facilities nearby VGH. For healthcare workers coming to Vancouver, these are the best places to live: Fairview, South Cambie, and South Granville.
  • BC Children’s Hospital
    • Just up Oak Street, 20 blocks from VGH, this hospital is in a residential neighbourhood with mostly single-family homes. As a result, there are fewer rental options nearby, but it’s serviced by Transit buses frequently.

Rentals near St. Paul’s

Monthly rent: $2,825
Address: 1168 Pendrell Street, Vancouver
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Monthly rent: $2,695
Address: 977 Mainland Street, Vancouver
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Rentals near Vancouver General Hospital

Monthly rent: $2,700
Address: 1823 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
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Monthly rent: $1,625
Address: 1450 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
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Rentals near BC Children’s Hospital

Monthly rent: $950
Address: 679 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver
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Rentals for film industry workers

Most film industry workers need their vehicles to get around. Not being reliant on transit for work opens up new possibilities for where you can live. In Vancouver, we suggest an area like Marpole because it’s close to the airport and the highways.

However, there’s so much filming around Metro Vancouver, especially in North Vancouver and Burnaby, where there are big studios. Here are a few of our top rentals for film industry workers:

Monthly rent: $2,500
Address: 2288 Alpha Avenue, Burnaby
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Monthly rent: $2,600
Address: 7351 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby
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Monthly rent: from $1,800
Address: 433 SW Marine Drive and 8080 Nunavut Lane, Vancouver
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Rentals for tech industry workers

The tech industry in Vancouver is booming. So many large companies and tech firms like Microsoft, Amazon, Shopify, Google, Salesforce and more have opened satellite offices in the city or are planning expansion. Plus, Vancouver has its own native technology companies and start-up scene that continues to grow.

Typically, these offices tend to be centred right in the heart of downtown Vancouver. So, for tech workers who want almost no commute, living downtown is a great choice.

Monthly rent: $2,995
Address: 1205 Howe Street, Vancouver
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Monthly rent: $3,000
Address: 22 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
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Monthly rent: $2,795
Address: 1283 Howe Street, Vancouver
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We hope you have a better understanding now of where to get a month-to-month rental in Vancouver, and for more listings, check out:

Remember to look for listings that have a “minimum lease” of less than a year. These are places where you’re able to rent month-to-month and come up with a rental agreement that works for you with the help of a safe and trusted landlord on our liv.rent platform.

Start your search today and be sure to reach out to our team if you would like help finding a rental that works for you.



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