Explore our Vancouver neighbourhood guide and learn where the city gets its personality is in its many diverse neighbourhoods. Whether you’re a hipster-and-you-know-it, socialite (or wannabe socialite), beach bum, yogi, or a beach bum yogi, our neighbourhood guide will help point you in the right direction.
From the buzz of the downtown core to the stunning scenery of Coal Harbour, the Downtown neighbourhoods are a unique mix of energy, tranquility and history.
Non-pretentious vibes, rainbow crosswalks & easy access to the beach seawall and Stanley Park make Davie Village a great place to spend the day.
Railtown (aka Japantown) is a micro-hood within the Downtown Eastside. It’s home to Crab Park and boast some amazing restaurants, coffee shops & eclectic shops.
Historic & hip is the best way to describe one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods. Follow the cobblestone streets down a road of unique and diverse shops, restaurants and architecture.
The gateway from English Bay, the West End is one of the easiest neighbourhoods for visitors to explore, getting a real taste of how real Vancouverites live.
Yaletown is known for it’s artsy but edgy vibe, towering high rises mixed with historic architecture, posh boutique stores & international cuisine.
Anchored with The University of British Columbia, the Vancouver West neighbourhoods are dotted with massive tree-lined streets, character homes and pristine beaches.
Located just south of Kitsilano, Arbutus Ridge is an affluent & tight knit neighbourhood with excellent amenities nearby.
Home to Queen Elizabeth Park, the energetic neighbourhood of Cambie boasts a thriving shopping district and ever-changing infrastructure.
Predominantly a residential neighbourhood, Dunbar is a favourite for both families, and students at UBC. The commercial strip on Dunbar Ave is anchored by the historic Dunbar Theatre.
This highly sought after community is perfect for the urban family with nearby access to the seawall where you can walk, bike or relax in the park and enjoy some seaside time.
This seaside community has undergone an incredible transition from industrial land to a stunning waterfront community. It’s nothing short of amazing.
Centered along 41st avenue, Kerrisdale is a charming community with stunning tree-lined streets and the popular Kensington Village with an excellent mix of shops & services.
One of the most coveted neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Kitsilano is the perfect example of a beachside community with it’s pristine beaches and laidback vibes.
This quaint west side community oozes with charm & showcased by huge, tree-lined lots, character homes & a small commercial corridore on McKenzie St. & 33rd Ave.
One of Vancouver’s oldest communities, Marpole is dotted with green space throughout and it’s easy accessible to the Granville corridore for shopping & dining.
This recently rejuvenated neighbourhood has a little something for everyone, inclucing a pethora of breweries, big box retail and the uber trendy Olympic Village.
Home to the Oakride Centre and Langara College, Oakridge boasts several large green spaces, mature tree-lined streets and an excellent 18 hole golf course.
What started as housing for the 2010 Olympic athletes has blossomed to one of the most coveted areas in Vancouver.
One of the older, and more expensive, neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Point Grey includes many beaches with stunning views on the city.
Anchored by Quilchena Park, a large urban oasis with the north shore. mountains as a backdrop, this tranquil neighbourhood offers exemplary peaceful west side living.
Predominately residential, Shaughnessy large historic properties, beautiful botanical gardens & peaceful parks creates the perfect retreat for the uber wealthy.
Home to the famous Hobbit House, South Cambie is one of Vancouver’s smallest community but makes way for key hospitals like BC Children’s Hospital, Shaughnessy Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital.
Located near the south end of Vancouver, South Granville is a peaceful sanctuary while offering easy access to local shops, downtown and YVR Airport.
Conveniently located near UBC, downtown and the airport, Southlands is known for its high end estates, large urban farms, and home prices that make headlines.
Situated between Kerrisdale and Southlands, this primarily residential neighbourhood takes on a mix of it’s neighbours with gated mansions, equestrian stables and stunning ocean views to the south west.
Home to The University of British Columbia and Pacific Spirit Park, this affluent neighbourhood is essentially a city within a city and provides the perfect balance between nature & city life.
The neighbourhoods in Vancouver East are an eclectic mix of historic homes, buzzing commercial shopping & dining and evolving southern border in The River District.
This walkable neighbourhood boasts three schools, the 5th largest park in Everett Crowley Park, and it’s anchored by the Champlain Heights Community Centre.
What started at a neighbourhood full of homes, Collingwood has experienced tremendous growth with several condo buildings and is now a transit hub with three skytrain stations.
A great place to raise a family, Fraser boasts large parks and outdoor amenities along with local businesses like delis, tailors, barbers, and ethnic food stores in South Hill.
In an ideal central location, Fraserview has quick access to Commercial Drive, UBC, Richmond and YVR Airport – and it’s home to one of Vancouver’s best golf courses.
Anchored by the famous Commercial Drive (aka The Drive), this eclectic and trendy neighbourhood has a funky urban vibe, friendly folks and tons of energy.
Just west of Hastings-Sunrise, the neighbourhood of Hastings, is a bit of a hipster hideout with a mix retailers, restaurants & coffee shops and residents who love being close to downtown.
With close proximity to Downtown Vancouver via the Hastings corridor, and the North Shore via the Second Narrows Bridge, Hastings-Sunrise (aka East Village) is an up-and-coming neighbourhood.
Killarney is a quiet neighbourhood lined with small shopping plazas and residential cul-de-sacs. It also boasts some of the largest green space in Vancouver.
Hip and chalked full of character. The neighbourhood of Main is a small pocket that borders trendy Main Street, which has experienced a revival of stores from cool dives to chic stores and cafes.
Often referred to as “South Main”, Mount Pleasant encompasses the stretch of Main Street between East 2nd and East 33rd avenues, including the residential streets on either side.
Technically part of Hastings-Sunrise, Renfrew is home to a large mix of middle-class multicultural residents and attracted independent retailers and restaurants.
Bordering Burnaby and Metrotown, Renfrew Heights boasts great views of the north shore mountains and offers quick access to all types of shopping, dining and transit.
Stretched along the Fraser River, South Marine borders the major artery of S.W. Marine Drive and offers a mix of old properties along with the new River District community.
Diverse in ethnicity, South Vancouver is showcased by the Punjabi Market around 49th and the newly revitalized Sunset Park with an amphitheatre, community garden and dog park.
The renewed interest in Strathcona has generated a mix of trendy retail stores and cool cafes stretched along rows of funky warehouse buildings and has become a bit of a hipster hideout.
Centrally located between Burnaby and Vancouver West, the growing community of Victoria is multi-cultural with a large with a large Indo-Canadian population. It’s a great destination for fresh produce, imported goods, and international cuisine.
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