Whether you are a current resident or have just moved to our wonderful city, getting to know our amazing neighbourhoods is a must when looking at buying your next home. From where the best schools are located to where you and your family can enjoy a day at the park, my comprehensive neighbourhood guide will give you a headstart on determining what neighbourhood will be the best fit for you.
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Coal Harbour is a downtown area known for its marina, mountain views, and mix of casual and upscale waterside eateries. Seaplanes take off in the shadow of gleaming condo towers near the modern, grass-roofed Vancouver Convention Centre. The paved Seawall walking and cycling path follows the shore to forested Stanley Park, where the Vancouver Aquarium is home to tropical fish and penguins, plus a stingray touch pool.
Happening Yaletown is known for its old warehouse buildings now home to hip restaurants and cocktail lounges, many with buzzing outdoor terraces, as well as indie fashion and decor boutiques. On the waterfront, David Lam Park has an expansive lawn and a playground, while the Seawall is popular for cycling and walking. Professional sports and rock concerts take place at nearby BC Place stadium and the Rogers Arena.
Downtown is known for a buzzing nightlife scene on neon-lit Granville Street, with raucous bars, clubs, and live bands at the art deco Commodore Ballroom. By day, it’s a busy shopping hub of chain and luxury boutiques, plus high-end department stores in the CF Pacific Centre mall. Food trucks and casual lunch spots dot the area, and cruise liners depart from Canada Place, a terminal designed to look like a ship
Lively Gastown is known for its whistling Steam Clock and mix of souvenir shops, indie art galleries and decor stores in Victorian buildings. A trendy food and drink scene includes chic cocktail lounges and restaurants serving everything from gourmet sandwiches to local seafood. Hip eateries also dot the neighboring Downtown Eastside area, while the up-and-coming Railtown district is home to edgy fashion studios
Mostly residential, the easygoing West End offers gay bars in Davie Village, chic fashion stores on Robson Street, and diverse dining ranging from ramen shops to seafood grills. It’s also the gateway to vast Stanley Park, known for its forested trails and Seawall waterfront path. The area’s public art includes the A-maze-ing Laughter sculpture, featuring 14 cast-bronze figures, and the Inukshuk, a stone Inuit statue.
Kitsilano is a laid-back residential area known for the huge saltwater Kitsilano Pool and mountain views from Kitsilano Beach. Stores selling yoga wear, outdoor gear and fashionable clothes line West 4th Avenue, the main drag, and dining options range from waterside seafood spots to long-standing vegetarian eateries. Cultural attractions include the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
Fairview is a neighbourhood on the west side of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It runs from 16th Avenue in the south, to Burrard Street in the west, to Cambie Street in the east, and to False Creek in the north.Central Broadway is an important commercial and employment area including the Vancouver General Hospital, BC Cancer Agency and other health-related institution. Residential neighbourhoods focuse around unique character homes, 60's-80's built condos & townhomes and modern high-rise condos. Other shopping areas include Granville Island, South Granville Rise and City Square Mall.
West Point Grey is an affluent residential neighbourhood known for Jericho and Spanish Banks beach parks, which have mountain views and are popular for swimming and water sports. Casual bistros, creative sushi restaurants and high-end clothing boutiques line West 10th Avenue, the main commercial drag. Running close to the shore, the Seawall is a paved walking and biking path connecting the area with Downtown.
Mount Pleasant is a largely residential area with gastropubs and indie fashion shops on Main Street and chain restaurants in Cambie Village. It’s also home to specialist outdoor stores selling kayaks, bikes and ski gear. Edgy galleries dot the Flats, an emerging art district in an industrial zone, while Science World shows interactive exhibits and IMAX films in a geodesic dome.
East Vancouver is a region within the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Geographically, East Vancouver is bordered to the north by Burrard Inlet, to the south by the Fraser River, and to the east by the city of Burnaby. Historically East Vancouver has been the first neighbourhood to settle in for many people in the 1880s. Traditionally is was also more affordable with its diversity in family income, land use, ethnicity and lifestyle. The rapid increase in housing prices may have affected the area making it one of the most sought after neighbourhoods to live in.
Killarney is a neighbourhood primarily single-family residential, with some multi-family homes and even highrises in the recent developed along the Fraser River neighbourhood known as River District. Also in this area, Champlain Heights offer retail shops and services which makes it very convenient. For those who enjoy being active with their pets, Everett Crowley Park's 40 hectares offers walking trails and an off-leash area for dogs. Killarney is in the southeastern corner of the city, bordering Burnaby and Fraser River.
Renfrew–Collingwood is a large neighbourhood that lies on the eastern side of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on its boundary with Burnaby and encompassing an area that was one of the earlier developed regions of the city.Renfrew-Collingwood is primarily a residential area with good access to nature - Central Park (situated on the border between Vancouver and Burnaby). Residents also have many great restaurants, shops and services along the Collingwood stretch of Kingsway.
Riley Park is home to the Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre and to Nat Bailey Stadium - home of the Vancouver's Canadians baseball team. The area has two thriving hubs of unique of boutiques, grocers and endless trendy restaurants along Main Street and along Cambie Street (Westside). Shops on Main Street is known to offer antiques items, second-hand shops and locally designed clothing boutique stores. From Kingsway to City Hall, Riley Park runs south to include the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park and Mountain View Cemetery.
Grandview-Woodland is popular for its main street, Commercial Drive, a strip known as Little Italy for its gelaterias, pizzerias and delis selling olives and pasta. Also in the area, are global eateries, casual pubs and boutiques selling locally designed fashion. A bohemian crowd gathers for drum circles in Grandview Park, while tranquil John Hendry Park has a small beach and lakeside trail.
Strathcona is Vancouver, British Columbia's oldest residential neighbourhood. It feature beautifully restored row homes, apartment buildings and cool breweries mix a number of commercial industrial pockets. It is bordered by Chinatown (Downtown Eastside) to the west, Clark Drive to the east, and Canadian National Railway and Great Northern Railway classification yards to the south.
Hastings-Sunrise is a residential area with a busy mix of Asian eateries, cozy bakeries and family-run shops along East Hastings Street. It’s also home to Hastings Park, site of the annual Pacific National Exhibition summer fair, featuring rock concerts, thrill rides and agricultural shows. Pear and cypress trees fill the park’s Italian Gardens, and horse racing takes place at the nearby Hastings Racecourse.