Vancouver Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Kerrisdale

Kerrisdale is located in Vancouver’s west side. A primarily residential area, this quiet neighbourhood has an interesting mix of older and newer houses in a variety of architectural styles such as Beaux Art, English Arts and Crafts or Spanish Colonial Revival. It also features a shopping district running along West 41st Avenue between Larch and Maple […]

Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Downtown

Robson Square, a public plaza in the middle of Downtown Downtown Vancouver houses many sport and entertainment venues and is the heart of culture, framed with beautiful buildings – both historical and modern ones. It is also considered as the commercial and government centre of the city. Visitors refer to it as to a place […]

Learning about Mother Earth: Vancouver Farms

The Magic Path – Southlands Heritage Farm Today’s farms intersect across the entire planet: American wheat travels to Africa, Mexican varieties of tomatoes are on plates throughout the world, and our sweet banana bread would be impossible without importing the fruit from all over South America. Our lives revolve around farms all over the globe, […]

Photo Essay: Jimi Hendrix’s (Almost) Lost Strathcona

Strathcona is the oldest residential neighbourhood in Vancouver, yet we almost lost it. In the 1950’s the whole neighbourhood was scheduled for demolition and would have been replaced by a vast area of identical blocks of social housing apartments and townhouses. Luckily, a strong opposition from the community stopped the development, although the area with […]

South Cambie: The Smallest of Vancouver’s Neighbourhoods

One of Vancouver’s smallest neighbourhoods, South Cambie is a small strip of land that is wedged between two completely different areas of the city – you have the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park with the best views of the city on one side and the upscale and high-priced Shaughnessy on the other. The neighbourhood is bounded by Oak and Cambie streets, and West 16th and 41st Avenues.

Kitsilano: Green Home with Abundance of Parks

Kitsilano is located in Vancouver’s West Side along the shores of English Bay, and it’s one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods to live in. Even if you’re not lucky enough to call Kitsilano your home, you’ve probably visited the famous Kits Beach, named one of the “top 10 best city beaches in the world” for its scenic views of the city and great outdoor fitness facilities, or the beautiful Varnier Park.

Shaughnessy: Vancouver’s Good Address Photo Essay

Almost entirely a residential area, Shaughnessy is home to approximately 2,970 households spread over 447 hectares of land. Residents of Shaughnessy enjoy a good and central location; the lovely neighbourhood is the city’s geographic heart and its borders are 16th Avenue in the north, 41st Avenue in the south, Oak Street in the east, and Arbutus Street in the west.