#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown & Hastings Crossing

Our final two neighbourhoods in our #LoveVancouver series have a rich history tied to the very first days of our burgeoning city. Gastown has lived many lives since it began as Granville, Vancouver’s first “downtown.” Its neighbour, Hastings Crossing has seen similar growth over the years but retains its rank as a centre for Vancouver’s arts and culture.

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#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown & Hastings Crossing

#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Marpole & Chinatown

Our next two neighbourhoods in our #LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods Series may look very different from street-view, but they share equally important roles in the diverse cultural makeup of our city. Marpole sits on the southern edge of Vancouver along the Fraser River just before the bridge to the airport and the rest of the world, while Chinatown has long been a lively convergence of trade, political and cultural activity in its historic pocket of downtown.

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#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Marpole & Chinatown

#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Point Grey Village & Robson Street

As our trek through #LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods continues, we take a charming and historical amble through Point Grey Village to the very west, and an electric stroll down one of Vancouver’s, if not Canada’s, most famous districts, Robson Street in the beating heart of the city. Continue reading:
#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Point Grey Village & Robson Street

#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Downtown Vancouver & Cambie Village

What makes a neighbourhood unmistakably “Vancouver”? Our city spans blocks, creeks, slopes, and an inlet, but around each corner and over the crest of every wave, there’s a constant feeling that it all fits. Maybe it’s that the city is wedged between forest, mountain, and ocean. Or because it’s a destination for people looking to make a new home for themselves. But whatever it is, we know Vancouver will never lose that unforgettable feeling that around every corner lies something unique. Whether it’s in nature or just a new spot for ramen. Continue reading:
#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: Downtown Vancouver & Cambie Village

Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour

Imagine if a city could tell you its stories as you strolled through its neighborhoods. As you walk by a mural, you long dismissed on your daily commute, a voice chimes in. “This mural depicts J.W. Horne’s real estate office in a hollow log somewhere around Georgia and Granville St. in 1886. J.W. Horne was originally from Ontario but made his fortune following the westward expansion of the CPR. In 1886 he moved to Vancouver just as the CPR completed its western terminus at Granville.

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Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour

Share your Neighborhood Photos!

By vanrite17 [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By vanrite17 [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

We share photos of Vancouver. A lot of photos. Every day we post your beautiful shots of our city on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and here on our blog.

Stunning shots of the Vancouver skyline are great, but we also love sharing your more intimate neighbourhood photos. The Westend, Davie Village, Chinatown, Gastown, Commercial Drive, Coal Harbour, South Main, Yaletown, etc. Neighbourhoods are what make a city special, and we want to share yours.

Follow us on Instagram – @inside_vancouver, and tag your neighbourhood photos #VeryVancouver, and let us share what makes this city so  great.

Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods – South Main

South Main is the epicentre of everything hip and cool in Vancouver. For decades, this is the neighbourhood that the many of Vancouver’s writers, filmmakers, designers, and visual artists have called home. Once an industrial area, it still has a diamond-in-the-rough vibe that will appeal to visitors of all tastes and backgrounds.

South Main is full of art galleries, vintage clothing and furniture stores, boutique clothing shops and plenty of restaurants. Most of the action takes place on Main Street between East 1st Avenue and East 33rd Avenue, though you’re bound to find some hidden gems if you venture off the beaten path.

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Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods – South Main