Neighbourhoods

Nearby Nosh at SFU – Best Places to Eat

As back to school nerves set in, Craigslist furniture shopping frustrates and course selection overwhelms, cooking your own meals is the last thing you want to worry about. Let us help you find the best food near SFU. Though a few can be found on the Burnaby mountain SFU campus, most are located nearby, off campus. Here are 5 of our top picks when it comes to good food near ...

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Top 5 Dog Friendly Neighbourhoods in Vancouver

Vancouver was ranked the 6th most dog-friendly city in North America, according to Technobark. But where exactly are the dog friendly neighbourhoods in Vancouver? There are a few things that you should consider when choosing a neighbourhood to keep your pet healthy and happy. Living in areas where there are lots of green space and trails is optimal and the less car traffic, the better. Below, we have compiled our ...

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Best Off-Campus Housing for SFU Students

There comes a time when life beyond campus calls. The first decision to be made, is where to live. Below we've provided a run down of some North Burnaby neighbourhoods conveniently located near transit that we consider the best areas for off-campus housing for SFU students. Including feature listings that are affordable and convenient for SFU students! Near Transit First things first, SFU is a commuter school, that makes living near transit ...

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Marine and Cambie Hub Aerial View

Neighbourhood Guide: Marine and Cambie Hub

Part of South Vancouver’s newest neighbourhood town centre, the W1 towers, located conveniently at the Marine and Cambie hub, offer both furnished and unfurnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom options to the public. These beautiful apartments are part of the successful transformation of the Cambie Corridor. This planned community has everything you need. Enjoy world-class amenities, stunning city-mountain views, and shopping and entertainment at your doorstep. Here are some neighbourhood highlights: Easy Transportation The vibrant, safe ...

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Main Street Vancouver Illustrated Map

Neighborhood Guide – Main Street

LOWDOWN As Vancouver’s answer to Brooklyn, Main Street deliver on so many fronts. From a plethora of independent boutiques, coffee roasters, donuteries to a mind-boggling number of local breweries and restaurants, this place can’t be beat. And, even though this ‘hood could make any self-respecting hipster’s head spin with options, it is still very family friendly. Leafy neighborhoods of single-family homes, multiplexes and townhomes can be found on either side of Main ...

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Neighbourhood Guide: Yaletown

LOWDOWN For all the party people in the house - well, at least those with well-paying jobs - Yaletown should be high on your list for living your best life. Railway loading docks, that hearken back to the 19th century, have been transformed into some of the city's top restaurants, bars and nightclubs, not to mention ground zero for all your waxing and cosmetic dentistry needs. Former warehouses along Nelson and ...

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Coal Harbour Neighbourhood Guide Map

Neighbourhood Guide: Coal Harbour

LOWDOWN   A relatively new neighborhood, Coal Harbour’s high rises sprung up in the ‘90s and offer luxury accommodations with grand, waterfront views.  Easy access to Stanley Park and Harbour Green Park make up for the forest of concrete towers.  Tourist presence is high as Coal Harbour is bookended by 2 luxury Fairmont Properties (Pacific Rim and Waterfront) as well as the Pan Pacific to the East and the iconic Westin Bayshore ...

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Vancouver Chinatown City Guide

Neighbourhood Guide – Chinatown

LOWDOWN For the designer or tech worker looking for a historic neighbourhood with an artistic edge, Chinatown blends colorful Vancouver history with new, mid- and high-rise developments that appeal to dedicated urbanites seeking unique spaces.  Established in the late 1800s when CP Rail brought in thousands of workers from China to complete the railroad, this settlement flourished from a rough neighbourhood of (predominantly) male workers to a prosperous corner of the ...

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