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Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is separated into a number of districts. Most of the attractions associated with Vancouver are in these districts.  These don't correspond to the legal divisions of the city, but instead are a convenient way of sub-dividing Vancouver for travelers.

  • Kitsilano - the "young urban professional" neighbourhood (the area outlined on the map also includes the Point Grey neighborhood).
  • Vancouver South - a mostly residential area, that includes the Kerrisdale, Dunbar, Oakridge and Marpole neighbourhoods.
  • East Van - a working class area; Commercial Drive is the bohemian part of town, Main Street is an up and coming artsy part of the city.

Areas of Greater Vancouver include:

  • North Shore - the area north of the Burrard Inlet, including District of West Vancouver, City of North Vancouver and District of North Vancouver.
  • Burnaby - separate municipality with a number of parks, including three of the larger GVRD Parks (Central, Burnaby Lake, and Deer Lake). Also contains Metrotown, the largest shopping mall in British Columbia.
  • New Westminster - a separate municipality (previously the province's capital). Has a park, shopping mall (Royal City Mall) and a number of Victorian-style houses in the older parts of town.
  • Coquitlam - an emergent suburb Northeast of Burnaby, becoming largely populated by new Vancouverites and mid-class immigrant residents. Naturally set with local trails, parks, hills, Coquitlam is the emerald spot of greater Vancouver.

Visit the Vancouver Tourism website to find everything you need to better understand where the city of Vancouver is located, its weather, politics, geography and more!

 
 

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