Best Neighbourhoods in Vancouver


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Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You’re already curious. Now picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. A living, breathing urban ... read more

An incredible neighbourhood - Granville Island is a collection of shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, independent vendors, book stores, live theatre & music venues - all mixed in with marine sto... read more

Granville Island is a shopping destination unique to Vancouver due to its abundance of artisan, locally-made and hand-crafted products and foods. It is also an arts and culture hub with numerous th... read more

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Yaletown is a stylish, historical district of Vancouver BC. Yaletown combines a sophisticated, cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendly attitude found at boutique shops and local restaurants.

It's the trendiest area in Vancouver: walking distance to restaurants,Bc Place,Rogers Arena, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra,Orpheum Theatre ,Yaletown Roundhouse Station,coffee,bars,high end shops, etc..

A stylish, historical district of Vancouver, it combines a sophisticated, cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendly attitude. Lots of celebrity encounters, great shopping and restaurants. Walking ... read more

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It's a haul to get there as this sea side village is located at the outer northeastern reaches of North Vancouver, but it is worth it. A pretty village with a few cafes, a waterfront park, a few s... read more

Located just 5 minutes from our home, Deep Cove is a quaint community overlooking the Burrard Inlet. Rentals are available for kayaking and paddle boarding at the Kayak Centre. The main street o... read more

Deep Cove is a small local, waterfront-oriented village center, at the eastern edge of the District. Bounded by the Seymour community to the west, the waters of Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm, and t... read more

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Don't let the name fool you - the Chinatown in Vancouver has become as diverse and multi-cultural as Canada itself. Yes, you can still find the traditional herbal shops, vegetable markets, and merc... read more

Chinatown remains a popular tourist attraction, and is one of the largest historic Chinatowns in North America. However, it went into decline as newer members of Vancouver's Cantonese Chinese commu... read more

Ours is one of the largest Chinatowns in North America and is a great place to get authentic Chinese cuisine, goods and produce. Much of the area has original buildings. Visit Sun Yat Sen gardens .

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Metropolis at Metrotown is a shopping mall complex in Metrotown, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. With over 450 shops and services, the anchors are Hudson's Bay, Sears, Toys "R" Us, T & T Superma... read more

Metropolis at Metrotown has over 450 shops and services, the anchors are Hudson's Bay, Sears, Toys "R" Us, T & T Supermarket, Sport Chek/Atmosphere, Chapters, Forever 21, H&M, Old Navy, Real Canadi... read more

Metrotown Mall (15 Min Drive Away) Largest Mall in British Columbia. Tons of shopping. Discover one of the largest shopping malls in Canada 400 stores, restaurants & movie theatre Enjoy one of t... read more

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Another of Vancouver's true city neighbourhood strips, Kitsilano (like Kerrisdale, Dunbar, and Point Grey) was once a small village that now is in the heart of the city's Westside. Many independen... read more

This is another neighbourhood worth exploring. Full of trendy shops and restaurants including Sophie's Cosmic Cafe and others. You can walk up from Granville Island, or hop a bus or drive.

Cool beach neighbourhood known for its active yogi citizens. Visit Kitsilano Beach Park. Walk along West 4th Ave for lots of shops and restaurants.

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For great places for drinks, check out Chill Winston (in Gastown) Irish Heather (in Gastown) Keg Rooftop Deck for drinks (in Yaletown) Lift Bar and Grill (in Coal Harbour) Dockside Outdoor Patio (i... read more

Granville Island, Stanley Park and Robson Street Shopping in Downtown Vancouver is less than and hour away.

Major shopping Centre/financial district with many brand name stores such as Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, etc...... Lunch is good too!

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Trendy, upscale and yet a promenade along the waterfront takes you through it all for free. There are too many things to list along the way.

The best way to enjoy the area is by walking along Coal Harbour's walkway, a paved walking and biking path starting near Canada Place. It is connected with the seawall along Stanley Park and runs a... read more

Despite the fact that Coal Harbour is right downtown, it’s a surprisingly calm little neighbourhood, right on the water’s edge. The area starts at Canada Place and stretches east to Stanley Park, a... read more

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Historic Steveston Village is the perfect place to pass an afternoon. Stroll along the boardwalk, buy fresh seafood down on the docks, or shop to your heart's content at its quaint boutiques.

Steveston is an adorable little spot for fish and chips, to purchase fresh fish, enjoy ice cream or just a walk on the water. You can also go whale watching here.

Go to the fresh fish market or walk the board walk in search for fish and chips or ice cream. Lots to see. The Cannery is a fabulous museum for kids and adults.

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On the Western End of the North Shore is the cute village of Horseshoe Bay and one of the ports for the BC Ferries. Get great fish and chips at Trolls or catch your own by renting a boat from Sewells.

Stop here for lunch or to rent a boat and go boating for the afternoon... You can also take the ferry across to Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast or Vancouver Island

Beautiful oceanside paradise. Enjoy lunch at the Boathouse or hop on a BC Ferry to the Sunshine Coast of BC

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Sunny White Rock has great beaches, restaurants and stores. The Canada/US Peace Arch Border Crossing is located in White Rock.

Walk the promenade and the boardwalk that juts out over the waves. There are lots of restaurants and gift stores along this strip for browsing. 20 minute walk or 7 min drive from home

Our local beach with pier, grassy picnic areas. When the tide is out, you can walk and wiggle your toes in the sand. Great array of restaurants from fish & chips to fine dining.

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Kerrisdale Village is the heart of our neighbourhood - several blocks of independent restaurants, cafes, book stores, wine stores, clothing boutiques, small farm fresh fruit/vegetable stores, and e... read more

Shopping, restaurants, banks, coffee shops, florist, gourmet chocolate shop and many other amenities

A lovely walkable neighbourhood with lots of coffee shops, casual eateries and bakeries. There you will also find a large drugstore, public Library, Community Center with indoor pool, a skating ri... read more

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Oakridge mall has a variety of stores including: Aritzia, Banana Republic, The Bay, The Body Shop, Lululemon, Lego Store, Michael Kors, Apple Store, jewelry stores, a food court, and more. Best acc... read more

This is one of Vancouver's best malls. HBC (Hudson's Bay Company, established in 1670) is the flagship store, along with Crate & Barrel. Lots of other big name shops. Good food fair. Upscale.

Large shopping mall,convenient to shop and travel, Canada line skytrain station 15 mins to downtown vancouver

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Stanley Park is a big attraction to Vancouver. This entire island is a park, looking back at the picturesque downtown Vancouver, BC. Richmond nearby is known for its large Chinatown establishments.

World class city you gotta check out. USD$1 = CAD$1.34 as of March 8, 2016. Couldn't be a better time to visit.

We are 5 miles from the Canadian border. If you have a passport or an enhanced driver's license, you can cross the border and visit the beach city of White Rock, or drive to Vancouver for a city e... read more

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This one-block village on marine drive between 24th and 25th street just west of our house is a great place to go for coffee, groceries, a pub, pharmacy, liquor, and a couple of nice restaurants.

Dundarave, the shopping area closest to the house. It contains an (IGA) supermarket, pharmacy, dry cleaners restaurants, some boutiques, etc. The seawall starts here; great beach park for young kids.

There is a beautiful gazebo covered in Wisteria during the spring/summer days. The beach park has green space for picnics and frisby/soccer playing. Swings, climbing apparatus, concession stand w... read more

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Just up the road is Edgemont Village, a small mountain village with independent stores and quaint coffee shops. The locals all meet up here frequently.

Is a lovely outdoor shopping district nestled in the heart of a lush residential neighborhood at the base of Grouse Mountain.

This is the nearest shopping area around our house. It is about 5 mins by driving or 15 mins by walking. Starbucks, Subway, Library, banks...You can find lots local stores and restaurants.

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Coffee shops, fine-dining restaurants and plenty of shopping will keep you entertained in this area, with beautiful parks and beaches perfect for taking a leisurely stroll after an evening meal.

Young and vibrant and super gay-friendly area of Vancouver. If you are looking for some fabulous rainbow culture, this is where to find it.

Gai neighbourhood, enjoy the food and the colours.

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Stunning houses in one of Vancouver's most expensive neighborhoods

Take a walk through one of the country's most prestigious neighborhoods.

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Recreation facilities including pool and skating rink, library, Vancouver Canadians baseball stadium

Riley Park features a community centre, large parks, and farmers market on summer weekends.

Community center with pleasant pools, an ice skating rink, and a gym.

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Lower Lonsdale is a great place to poke around, from independent shops to Lonsdale Quay market place, Lower Lonsdale is a fun area to spend a few hours, have a coffee, a drink, or grab a meal. Thi... read more

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For local information, theatrical and cultural events, and a fantastic library.

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Port Coquitlam Community Arts Village

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There is a nice paved path along the river

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A little village in a big city. Lots to eat and lots to see.

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Rodeo Canada Day parade Exhibition Fair Ground Museum & Arts

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Rainbow flags and sunburst banners adorn the lampposts in this lively neighbourhood in the heart of downtown's dense West End.

Huge gay population and lots of fun places to grab a cocktail. Minutes away from sunset beach.

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An amazing running path to Southlands will take you through a hidden area of Vancouver. Stables and nurseries can be found throughout. Don't be surprised to see folks riding their horses through ... read more

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Quaint cottages, great swimming and kayaking beach. At super low tide you can walk out to the border marker between the US and Canada. Warm summer days while the tide is coming in, some of the warm... read more