Vancouver Neighbourhoods: South Granville

Welcome to South Granville! (courtesy South Granville BIA)

The area between Granville Bridge and West 16th Avenue is known as South Granville, a stylish multiblock district boasting excellent restaurants, vintage and high-end shopping, and plenty of spa and beauty services. South Granville also encompasses Vancouver’s ritzy Shaughnessy neighbourhood, home to some of the city’s oldest and most elegant mansions.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: South Granville

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: West End

Welcome to the tranquil West End. (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Tucked up against Vancouver’s downtown core, the West End is a gateway to Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Street and Robson Street. The district is also home to the city’s gay community, centred around Davie Village; as well as character-filled heritage homes, high-rise apartments and plenty of green spaces. Parks and beaches are the main attractions here, though the sheer variety of multicultural cuisine, and excellent people-watching, come in close behind.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: West End

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Yaletown

Welcome to beautiful Yaletown! (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Yaletown was once the Western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway, though more recent renovations date back to 1986 when Vancouver hosted the World’s Fair (also known as Expo ’86). Since then, the waterfront along the north side of False Creek and the warehouse district adjoining it have evolved into one of Vancouver’s most chic neighbourhoods. Here, you’ll find residential and business lofts, sidewalk cafés, trendy restaurants and cocktail bars, boutique shopping and leafy parks – and lots of cute dogs!

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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

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

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