604 Neighbourhoods is a new weekly series appearing on the Inside Vancouver blog that will feature photos, history, and information about some of the city’s most distinct communities. Born and raised in the area, I moved to downtown Vancouver for every reason you may have heard a thousand times before: It’s beautiful, accessible, convenient, diverse, thriving, fast-paced and leisurely at the same time, and beautiful (I have to mention that twice).
In the 604 Neighbourhood series I will showcase the heartbeat of Vancouver that can be found everywhere from highly populated areas to little-known side streets and forest trails beginning today and running every Wednesday. The series starts now with the West End. It’s family-friendly, gay-friendly, pet-friendly, and it’s also been my home for the last eight years.