Often referred to as “The Garden City” because of the numerous public parks and gardens, Christchurch is home to a cosmopolitan population and boasts a rich assortment of arts, restaurants and heritage attractions.
The city is also home to many wonderful educational establishments, including the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, Ara Institute of Canterbury and many prestigious private schools and training establishments such as Christ’s College.
The 2010-2011 earthquake sequence affected the city proper but has given us a unique chance to rebuild. Many modern buildings have risen between the remnants of the old city. The old city centre was influenced by a rich English heritage with some of the finest Gothic architecture outside of Britain, and examples such as the Arts Centre and Canterbury Museum still demonstrate this architecture. The slow-moving Avon River winds its way through the city and enhances the city.
Our city is a friendly one, home to people who will make you feel welcome and will happily discuss their city and way of life with you.