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.
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.
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: