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Where should I move?


This is what today in Edmonton looks like. I’ve decided to move but haven’t decided where. I want shorter winters with less snow and cold. Preferably Alberta or British Columbia but I am open to any suggestions.

Former lead designer at BioWare (Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights). Creator of Raiders of the Serpent Sea.


  • jim

    Hi Mr. Knowles

    As a fellow canadian, I can sympathize. I’m currently in the province of Quebec and it’s quite nice here (do you speak french ?). March is pretty much when winter ends, although there are periods in jan and feb with intense snowstorms. It rarely gets below -20 in winter nowadays. Vancouver is of course very nice in winter, not much snow (with some exceptions), but housing is so freakin’ expensive! Mid-Canada is cold as hell (is hell supposed to be hot ?); i’m thinking of -40’s in winnipeg. Never lived in ontario nor the eastern part of canada, nor the US, so can’t comment there.

    But really, I think it’s something you and your family must discuss right ?



  • Mark Barazzuol

    I agree with Jordan. You can go a bit outside Vancouver for slightly better prices. Just depends what you want close to you.

  • Brent Knowles


    Can’t speak French, can only read it a bit.

    That said, rarely below -20 would definitely be nice!

    Yeah, I should probably discuss it with my family first. I don’t think my wife would pleased to see our house on the market without a discussion :)


    – Brent

  • Brent Knowles


    It might be a possibility but some of my family aren’t keen on flying so I’ve always been leery of going too far away from ‘home base’. I think I’d probably only move to the US if I were to return to the games industry.

    Take care,


  • Jordan Lapp

    I live in Port Coquitlam (affectionately known as PoCo), which is 1.5 hrs out of downtown in rush hour. I live on a medium sized street, and my house costs 500,000. How far out are you thinking? ;)

  • Eileen

    You and I are on the same wavelength, sir! I was thinking the South of France. I hear it’s nice there…

    Did you make any decisions, or has the receding snow calmed you a bit?

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