Vancouver East

Welcome to Vancouver East 

A diverse and historic neighborhood bursting with life

Close to the energy of downtown, the excitement of Kitsilano, and a short drive to hiking trails, Vancouver East is connected to all the major Vancouver areas while still containing everything its residents need.
East Vancouver has been the first home for many non-British immigrants since the 1880s. Throughout the last decade, they have fought hard to keep their neighborhood alive, protested the plans to build a freeway through the middle, and have maintained a welcoming space for diversity of all kinds.
In its early days, Vancouver East was known for its single-family homes and residential feel. There are still many parts where that remains, but since Olympic Village was created after the 2010 Winter Olympics, the mixed-use space has thrived. Many other mixed-use developments have sprung to life in the area.

What to Love 

  • Enjoy festivals and art installations at Hinge Park
  • Spend a day at nearby Trout Lake Beach
  • Visit gorgeous mixed-use dining, shopping, and living developments

People & Lifestyle 

Vancouver East is a cultural melting pot with a strong identity as a diverse, urban community. Quirky neighborhoods and mixed-use developments combine diversity and history with modern, sustainability-focused living.

It’s great for young professionals, both single and with families. With a quirky/artistic reputation, much of Vancouver’s hip crowd find their way here. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment 

Vancouver East is full of opportunities to support small businesses, local farmers, and family-owned restaurants. These businesses are a staple in the neighborhood, letting their diversity and community shine through.
Stock your home bar with a trip to Legacy Liquor Store, which resides in what was once the Olympic Chapel. Find local produce and vendors at the Mount Pleasant and Trout Lake Farmers Markets. Pick up cute Canadian brands for your little one at Kona Baby Boutique in Olympic Village.
In staying with its quirky vibe, there are many unique dining options mixed together with highly acclaimed restaurants. Check out Slickity Jims, an excellent diner for the breakfast and brunch crowd. Absinthe Bistro (French), Cuchillo (Latin American), Aleph Eatery (Middle Eastern Vegetarian), and Scandilicious (Scandanavian) are just a few of the many delicious options you’ll find in Vancouver East.

Things to Do 

Things to do in Vancouver East are as diverse as the community itself. The neighborhood is buzzing with friendly excitement, and there is always something fun to experience.
Mount Pleasant Community Centre hosts everything from yoga and dance classes to art camps and sports leagues. While the annual Cherry Blossom Festival takes place all over the city, Queen Elizabeth Park is one of the best places to enjoy the blooms. 
Get active on a trip to Olympic Village. From here, you can rent kayaks, visit the interactive exhibits at Science World, or rent a bike from Mobi and ride along the False Creek Seawall. If you’re seeking a day of thrills, travel to the east to Playland at PNE or enjoy nature at Queen Elizabeth Park or Trout Lake.


Vancouver East is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: 


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