Vancouver Mover Vancouver BC If you’re looking to move down the street or across town in Vancouver, the professionals at A1 Moving & Storage will help you relocate your home quickly and comfortably, moving all of your belongings and furniture and placing them exactly where you want them to be in your new home. A stress-free move is the best way to start life in your new home! Vancouver Neighbourhoods Chinatown Established over a century ago, Chinatown is one of Vancouver’s most culturally rich and architecturally beautiful neighbourhoods. In North America’s third largest Chinatown, you’ll find traditional Asian specialty stores, along with more modern establishments. Bakeries, dim sum, apothecaries, cocktails, fashion and gift stores are all in abundance. It’s also home to the Jimi Hendrix Shrine, the stunning and tranquil Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the trails and sport courts of the Andy Livingstone Park, and its very own Cineplex Odeon at International Village. To learn more about the history of the area, there’s a plethora of walking tours available. Coal Harbour Coal Harbour is a former shipyard, so is situated right on the waters’ edge of Burrard Inlet and also near the railway terminus. With Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre within its borders, there’s a combination of business and residential properties. Take a walk along the seawall to Stanley Park. Enjoy the cafes, pubs and restaurants around the marina, and maybe even spot a harbor seal every now and then. Davie Village Davie Village is arguably the LGBTQ epicenter of Vancouver. The multitude of rainbows (including the crosswalks) are sure to make your day instantly more cheerful. You’ll find a chilled-out café vibe in the daytime, with independent stores contributing to this wonderful neighbourhood. At night, it turns into one of the most thriving bar and club scenes that Vancouver has to offer. Grandview Woodlands The focal point of Grandview Woodlands is Commercial Drive, also known as Little Italy. ‘The Drive’ is an energized street with a plethora of restaurants, coffee shops, and pizza places, amongst other things. The neighbourhood is home to an eclectic and diverse mix of folks. On any day you can find people proudly showing their unique skills off in Grandview Park: drumming; capoeira; bike polo; parkour; circus skills; or anything else you can think of. Granville Island A small peninsula, sticking out into False Creek and facing downtown Vancouver (reachable by the seabus), Granville Island is a hub of activity. There’s an excellent market, with eateries and gift stores dotted all around. But further enriching the area are a large variety of artisan workshops, craft studios and theatrical performances. Add to that the annual festivals and even a pirate ship excursion… you won’t be bored! Kerrisdale Located on Vancouver’s West side, and with the Fraser River to the South, Kerrisdale is perfectly situated for jaunts to downtown Vancouver, out to Pacific Spirit Park, or down to Richmond and Marpole. Kerrisdale is very family-oriented and you’ll find plenty of boutiques focused on children’s fashion and accessories, as well as unique gift shops and a range of eateries. If you can’t find what you need in Kerrisdale, Oakridge Mall is only a ten minute drive away. Kitsilano If you like to stay close to the beach, then Kits could be the place for you. With Kits Beach and Jericho Beach within easy reach, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You’ll also be able to source all the outdoor gear and supplies you could possibly want for beaches, hiking, skating and wintersports, in the stores along West 4th Avenue. This location is also perfect for the Museum of Vancouver and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, not to mention being only the Burrard Bridge away from downtown Vancouver. Oakridge The Oakridge neighbourhood is highly accessible, with two skytrain stations in easy reach. Bordered by Main Street and Granville Street, and with the obvious asset of Oakridge Mall, shopping options are plentiful. Oakridge is also home to Langara College, so highly desirable as a location for students to live. If golf is your thing, you’ll also be pleased to hear that Langara Golf Course is right here in the neighbourhood! Riley Park – Little Mountain Centered around Main Street and Queen Elizabeth Park, this neighbourhood has a lot to offer. Main Street has some of the best shopping and dining experiences in Vancouver and Queen Elizabeth Park offers great views over the city, as well as a community centre, swimming pool, ice-skating, curling, pitch n putt, and disc golf. It’s also home to the Nat Bailey Stadium, making it easy for baseball fans to catch a game. Shaughnessy Originally developed by the Canadian Pacific Railway as a neighbourhood for the elite in 1907, Shaughnessy is still home to many mansions and large lots. The upmarket feel is then reflected in the shops and dining of South Granville Street, which cater to high-end tastes. Shaughnessy also boasts the private club Hycroft and the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, so residents aren’t short of beautiful architecture and gardens to gaze at. Southlands Southlands is next to Pacific Spirit Regional Park and so the greenery spills into the neighbourhood, with gardens and tree-lined streets being a strong feature. It is the home territory of the Musqueam First Nation and it is estimated that the first settlement in the area was around 400BC. Much of the neighbourhood is residential, with a substantial amount of mansions and horse farms in the area. It offers the unique benefit of farmland (berry picking, pumpkin patches, etc) all well within the city itself. Strathcona Strathcona is Vancouver’s oldest residential neighbourhood and, therefore, many of the buildings are designated as heritage houses. In recent years, gentrification has taken hold of the area and homeowners are frequently taking on restoration work, to bring their homes back to their former glory. Close to Chinatown and the downtown Eastside, Strathcona is an interesting neighbourhood, rich in culture, diversity and heritage. West End The West End generally refers to the area between Burrard Street and Stanley Park. Originally, it was home to the richest railroad families and, as such, became Vancouver’s first upscale neighbourhood, and you’ll still find many magnificent buildings there today. Bordered by downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park and by water on two sides, the West End has a lot to offer residents and visitors, alike. West Point Grey At last check, West Point Grey was one of Canada’s most expensive residential areas. House prices sit above the $3 million mark. With shops, restaurants, cinema, and events, plus the close proximity of the beaches of English Bay and Spanish Banks, it’s easy to see the draw of the area. Yaletown With Expo ’86, Yaletown was transformed from a heavy industrial area into a densely populated area of commercial and residential buildings. The high-rise apartment blocks and converted heritage buildings are a stone’s throw away from the marinas and parks that run alongside False Creek, which then brings with it access to the seabus to locations such as Granville Island and Science World. Also within walking distance of BC Place, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and the downtown shopping district, residing in Yaletown would certainly have some perks.