Before the first house was built in 1891, the Coast Salish knew the stretch of land along the Burrard Inlet by the name “Khupkhahpay’ay”, meaning “cedar tree”. Although logged beyond recognition and still a home to industry, the legendary trees can be seen all over the area. It’s thanks to the logging and brewing industries, […]
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 […]
Mount Pleasant has undergone an amazing transformation since the 1990’s, opening new businesses and changing the whole landscape of the community as East becomes the new West. This area is located between Cambie Street to the west and Clark Drive to the east, 2nd Avenue to the north and 16th Avenue and Kingsway to the […]
Kitsilano runs along the south shore of English Bay and between Point Grey and Grandville Island. The neighbourhood is also known as ‘Kits’. It is popular for its beach, Kits Beach, considered one of the top 10 best city beaches in the world with many outdoor fitness facilities available: you can find tennis courts, a […]
Dunbar is situated in the South West of Vancouver’s Downtown. This is also a beautiful residential area where you can feel at a glance how safe and quiet this community is. The long peaceful avenues are […]
Steveston is a beautiful fishing village with a laid back atmosphere, great food and rich history. If you’re a fan of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, you already know Steveston is kind of a magical place. For those of you who are not familiar with this fairytale-like side of Steveston, we’ve prepared a photo guide.
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 […]
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, […]
No. 2 Road Bridge Riverdale and the newer Terra Nova neighbourhoods are surrounded by water on the west and north. Thanks to the proximity of the North Shore Mountains, the Fraser River and the Georgia Strait, these neighbourhoods are perfect both for young active people and families. No. 1 Road North Drainage Pump Station The […]
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 […]
If you happen to find yourself in Richmond, BC and wonder what’s there to see, then I recommend exploring the lovely neighbourhood of Seafair and the nearby West Dyke Trail and Garry Point. These are the places I chose for the first part of my series of photo essays from my favourite Vancouver neighbourhoods. I […]
For anyone looking down at Vancouver from the top of Grouse Mountain or perhaps the crest of Capitol Hill in Burnaby, it’s hard to imagine that until 200 years ago, the only people living here were the people of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Today, Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest and most […]
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 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.
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.