Neighbourhood Guide

In the middle

Mount Pleasant/Riley Park
Some of the best shopping and dining in the city, shared heritage houses, great for coffee lovers, and central location with easy access to downtown

Strathcona
Houses oozing with charm, near bustling areas of Chinatown and Gastown, artsy vibe, on Adanac bike route and a quick ride to campus


East

Grandview-Woodlands
Centered around Commercial Drive; slam poetry, Italian and Portuguese flavour, organic food, laid back, lots of great caf├ęs

Hastings-Sunrise
Lovely neighbourhood with lots of amenities and independent shops; the 95 Express Bus makes it easy and fast to get to the downtown core

Kensington-Cedar Cottage
The area around Fraser Street is quickly gaining popularity thanks to its international flavour and increasing number of trendy shops and cafes


West

Fairview
Beautiful walk-up buildings, close to lovely boutique shops and restaurants, along major transit routes

Kitsilano
Close to the beach and seawall, with stellar views, leftover hippie culture, and lots of amenities

Downtown

The West End
Beaches surround this quiet, friendly, walkable neighbourhood, lots of little dogs, restaurants and bars, close to Stanley Park and a massive outdoor pool

Other areas of Vancouver

Cheaper Rents, Longer Commutes
Oakridge, Marpole, Sunset (on the Canada Line)

Money is No Object
West Vancouver, Point Grey, Kerrisdale, Dunbar, UBC, Coal Harbour

City Vibe
Gastown, Chinatown, Yaletown

Around Vancouver

Along the Millennium Line
The skytrain makes it easy to get to some areas of Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Moody

Along the Expo Line
The skytrain makes it easy to get to Renfrew-Collingwood, Metrotown and New Westminster translink.ca

North Vancouver
Accessible by bus or SeaBus, a longer commute but perfect for outdoor enthusiasts due to its proximity to the mountains