By Dana Lynch, About.com Guide
Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver
New to Vancouver, BC? Use these Newcomers' Guides to quickly learn the ins-and-outs of living in Vancouver, from choosing where to live to finding the best methods for getting around our beautiful city.
- Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver Neighbourhoods
- Newcomer's Guide to Getting Around Vancouver
- Quick Guide to Vancouver Public Transit
- Vancouver to Seattle: Crossing the U.S./Canada Border
- Useful Vancouver iPhone & Smart Phone Apps
- How to Meet People & Make Friends in Vancouver
- How to Find a Family Doctor in Vancouver
- Guide to Romance & Dating in Vancouver
The West End is richly diverse, family-oriented, gay-friendly, close to Stanley Park and the heart of Vancouver's downtown core.
- West End Neighbourhood Profile
- Stanley Park Top 10
- Robson Street Shopping
- Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival
Downtown's Yaletown is one of Vancouver’s hottest neighbourhoods. It’s home to many of the city’s trendiest restaurants, bars and night spots, hip shopping boutiques, and celebrity haunts.
Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood boasts loads of charm and cobblestone streets, as well as some of the city's best shopping, dining and nightlife.
Located southwest of Downtown and along the coast of English Bay, Kits--as it's known locally--is home to Kits Beach, Kits Pool, and the iconic museums in Vanier Park.
Fairview / South Granville
Just south of Downtown Vancouver, Fairview is home to Granville Island, theatres, restaurants and South Granville shopping.
- Fairview Neighbourhood Profile
- Guide to South Granville
- Granville Island
- South Granville Shopping - Walking Tour
- Fairview Parks
Mount Pleasant / SoMa
One of the most rapidly-gentrifying neighbourhoods in Vancouver, Mount Pleasant is home to the hipster SoMa (South Main) district, loads of unique restaurants and bars, and a diverse residential population.
Strathcona / Chinatown
Immediately east of Downtown, Strathcona is one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods. Culturally and economically diverse, the area includes much of the vibrant Vancouver Chinatown.