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Vancouver Neighbourhoods


Whether you're renting in Vancouver, looking for apartments in Vancouver or just want to explore the city, getting to know Vancouver's neighbourhoods is a must. Each Vancouver neighbourhood has its own unique feel, character and people.
  1. Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver
  2. West End
  3. Yaletown
  4. Gastown
  1. Kitsilano
  2. Fairview / South Granville
  3. Mount Pleasant / SoMa
  4. Strathcona / Chinatown

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.

West End

West End Vancouver Neighbourhood

The West End is richly diverse, family-oriented, gay-friendly, close to Stanley Park and the heart of Vancouver's downtown core.


Yaletown Vancouver

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.


gastown vancouver

Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood boasts loads of charm and cobblestone streets, as well as some of the city's best shopping, dining and nightlife.


Kits Beach Vancouver

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

Granville Island Vancouver Fairview Neighbourhood

Just south of Downtown Vancouver, Fairview is home to Granville Island, theatres, restaurants and South Granville shopping.

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.

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