Welcome to the best cruising grounds around!! I have had two Ranger Tugs, a 29 and a 31. While I do know people who have lived aboard both, I think they would be pretty tight. Either will handle the waters in BC.
My current boat is a 2003 Nordic Tug 42. I am staying onboard while my house is in construction. It’s really comfortable and plenty spacious for one+cat!!
42 Nordic Tug Spinner