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.
Strathcona is located on the east side of Vancouver and bordered by Downtown East, Hastings, Grandview Woodlands and Mount Pleasant East.
Centrally located Strathcona Park is dog-friendly area with a multitude of amenities on hand including tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, running track and a skateboard park. The western edge of the park is dedicated to the Strathcona community gardens.
The Strathcona Community Centre is heavily entrenched in the community. The centre offers a wide range of programs and events for all ages as well as childcare, preschool, a playground and a fitness centre. The fitness centre has a full range of equipment, from machines to free weights, and offers personal training services.
Lord Strathcona Elementary, the oldest school in Vancouver, and Admiral Seymour Elementary are the two elementary schools in the area. For high school students, Britannia Secondary School is a great choice and is connected a plethora of amenities.
With the community bordering Chinatown and only minutes away from trendy Gastown, you have endless options for dining and shopping. Strathcona Beer is a standout in the neighbourhood and serves up some delicious beers and bites.
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