Would you rather live on the beach or right downtown? City-slickers will be hard-pressed to find an affordable home in cities like Vancouver, but you can get something way more impressive, sizable and even beachside for about as much. We found a massive B.C. beach mansion that's an actual paradise and we're preferring it to life downtown.\nThese days, you can barely get a house for less than $1 million in Vancouver. Even when you can, it's going to be a far cry from this massive mansion on the beach.\nConsider this place your private piece of paradise. It's literally steps from the beach, and not in a "walk 10 minutes down the hill" kind of way.\nWhen you think about how expensive the cheapest places in Vancouver can be, it almost makes sense to buy something more fantastical and exciting like a beach house instead.\nAll of your friends would want to come to visit and stay with you in the summer, after all. Plus, since you're right by the water, you could be swimming or kayaking all the time.\nHomes in B.C. also give you close proximity to nature, plenty of fresh air, and they're perfect for anyone who's outdoorsy.\nEngel & Volkers | Website\nInside, the home feels super luxurious with a flowing layout and tons of windows for extra natural light.\nIt's basically a modern masterpiece and a far cry from your average beach house.\nEngel & Volkers | Website\nThe home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It's got a massively tall vaulted ceiling to make the home feel even larger.\nEngel & Volkers | Website\nImagine having endless views of the lake, even from the tub. This home is perfect if you love being close to the water.\nLuxury North Shore Waterfront on Kootenay Lake\nPrice: $2,374,961\nAddress: Kootenay Lake, BC\nDescription: Right by the beach, this mansion is the real deal if you love life on the lake.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Engel & Volkers | Website\n \n \n \nView Here\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.