Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant

Welcome to Mount Pleasant! (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang)

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. The neighbourhood is packed with stylish breweries, vintage boutiques and eclectic eateries, forming a hipster-preferred ‘hood that’s come a long way from its early industrial days.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Robson Street

Ready to stroll down Robson Street? (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Robson Street is Vancouver’s most popular shopping thoroughfare, bookended by major attractions BC Place Stadium and Stanley Park. One of Vancouver’s oldest commercial streets, it was once known as Robsonstrasse due to the high concentration of German shops that opened there after WWII. Today, Robson Street’s many visitors share the ‘hood with locals hurrying to work, sports fans surging towards the stadium, and international students grabbing a bite between classes.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Robson Street

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Lower Lonsdale

Welcome to Lower Lonsdale!

Situated along the waterfront in North Vancouver and showcasing picture-perfect views of downtown Vancouver’s skyline, Lower Lonsdale is one of North Vancouver’s oldest and fastest-growing urban neighbourhoods. Boasting a rich shipbuilding history, the neighbourhood’s Shipyards District has blossomed into a hub of independent shops, restaurants and breweries, and specialty food shops. Lower Lonsdale is a scenic 12-minute Seabus ride from downtown; once visitors reach the dock, they’ll find plenty to keep them occupied.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Lower Lonsdale

Filming in Vancouver: The Good Doctor, Supergirl, Altered Carbon, and WWE stars in the Main Event

Supergirl

There’s a lot of action on both the movie and TV series fronts.

And by action, we really mean action.

There’s a wrestling movie that’s bringing several WWE stars to Vancouver, and a superpowered woman is back in town to pack a punch once again.

While those get going, a sci-fi thriller, which features a body-switching lead character, calls it a wrap.

And things are going to get romantic on a medical drama series that’s getting back on set.

So here’s a quick look at what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene at the moment.

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Filming in Vancouver: The Good Doctor, Supergirl, Altered Carbon, and WWE stars in the Main Event

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano

Welcome to dazzling Kitsilano! (Tourism Vancouver/Tanya Goehring)

In the ‘60s, beachside Kitsilano was considered Vancouver’s hipster hangout; today, the neighbourhood has flourished into a trendy hub appealing to sun-worshippers, yogis, wellness warriors and shopaholics alike (it’s also the birthplace of global yoga brand lululemon athletica). Kitsilano is a healthy combination of parks, beachfront, the shopping mecca of West 4th Avenue, cozy coffeeshops and eclectic eateries.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Kitsilano

Eat Your Way Across Metro Vancouver Car-Free with Dine the Line

You definitely don’t need a car to explore a new restaurant in a new neighborhood in Vancouver. There are bike paths to wheel through, walking trails, and a robust public transit system that will get you nearly anywhere. With culinary inspiration in mind, WestCoastFood and TransLink has created a series of itineraries for the hungry, entirely along the SkyTrain line and the SeaBus. It’s a delicious way to spend a day, it’s environmentally friendly, there’s a scenic view, and you can have a few beers or cocktails along the way.

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Eat Your Way Across Metro Vancouver Car-Free with Dine the Line

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Street

Atmospheric Granville Street. (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Located in the heart of Vancouver, Granville Street is considered the city’s main entertainment district. Lined with countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs whose neon signs spark to life as darkness falls, the strip pulses with activity during weekends. As a main thoroughfare, Granville Street is easy to get to, whether your pleasure lies in shopping by day or shimmying on the dance floor at night.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Street