at a glancein&aroundthe neighbourhood
Located along the East-Side of Vancouver’s Harbour and bordering Gastown, Vancouver’s East-Side is hosts some of Vancouver's oldest and most historical buildings. However, because of many economic forces during the 1920s including industrialization, Vancouver’s East Side can get a bad rep for drugs, prostitution and homelessness.
Around the Corner
BC Place Stadium
Waterfront Train Station
Strathcona Montessori Preschool
Eagles Nest Preschool
Lord Strathcona Elementary School
Admiral Seymour Elementary School
Crosstown Elementary School
Rogue High School
Vancouver Film School
Vancouver Japanese Language School
Saint James Music Academy
Walk: Walking is the most preferred mode of transportation as Vancouver’s East-side is located downtown Vancouver. However, because of the homelessness problem in this area, it is advised to be cautious when walking, especially at night time. Bike: Biking is another preferred mode of transportation for the area, is located downtown, however, but since the area does have higher crime rates than other Vancouver areas, a bike lock is recommended. However, if you want to be careful, Vancouver has a bike share option Shaw Mobi Bikes, where you do not have to worry about the potential theft of your bike. Bus: With many bus routes, times and stops, the bus can be very handy for this area. Train: There are two train stations not directly in Vancouver’s East Side, but adjacent. These two stops are Waterfront Station and Stadium Chinatown Station which are within walking distance. Car: Driving congestion is better in Vancouver’s East-Side in comparison to other downtown locations like Yaletown and Gastown, however, parking rates can still be pricey. Car Share: Evo Car Share and Zip Car shares are available in Vancouver’s Downtown East-Side.
Restaurant & Retail
- The Mackenzie Room
Enjoy trendy American eats, craft beer and cocktails at this popular Vancouver restaurant located on 415 Powell Street, Vancouver
Dine-in with Latin American entrees, art, and industrial-chic surroundings. This 4.5-star Google-rated restaurant located at 261 Powell Street, Vancouver will be sure to have you back again and again for more.
- St Lawrence Restaurant
Enjoy classic, high-end French dishes right in your own neighborhood! Located at 269 Powell Street, the St. Lawerence Restaurant is a favorite among many locals.