at a glancein&aroundthe neighbourhood

Location

Located down Cambie Street and along 16th avenue, Mount Pleasant is Southeast of Vancouver and known as a more up-and-coming neighborhood from what used to be in the early 1920s (it used to be quite industrialized due to the Canadian Pacific Railway. Today, Mount Pleasant is home to many young-home owners and young professionals.

Recreation

Olympic Village

According to the City of Vancouver, Olympic Village is marked as one of the Greenest Communities in the world making it a clear leader in sustainable development. This said, take a walk outdoors and enjoy walks around the water, residential parks and a growing number of local retail shops.

Science World

Immerse your self in the beauty of science by spending the day at Science World--a family-friendly nonprofit organization that promotes learning and discovery. At the Science World, they even have an IMAX theater where you can view scientific screenings from an almost 360-degree view.

Guelph Park

Relax and wind-down from the day at Guelph Park, otherwise known as ‘Dude Chilling Park.’ This small but cute park features plenty of green-space and trees, great for picnics and frisbee-throwing activities.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Located at the Northwest corner of 37th Avenue and Oak Street, the VanBusen Botanical Garden is a must-see for any tourist or local. Here visitors can explore and take in the variety of trees, shrubs and annuals that have been blossoming for over 45 years.

Red Truck Beer Company

Located just off Main street and terminal avenue, Red Truck Brewing Company makes a fantastic place for lunch, a beer (or many) and live music. With a great atmosphere and to-die-for menu items, the Red Truck Beer Company is trendy, popular and on the list for one of the top breweries in Vancouver.

Around the Corner

Strathcona

East Vancouver

Oakridge

Kitsilano

Vancouver General Hospital

Olympic Village Station

Cambie Bridge to Downtown Vancouver

Education

Mount Pleasant Elementary School

Simon Fraser Elementary School

St. Patrick Elementary School

Florence Nightingale Elementary School

St. Francis Xavier School

St Patrick Regional Secondary School

St Charles Tupper Secondary School

Canada Royal Arts High School

Emily Carr University

The Center for Digital Media

Jean Lyons School of Music

West Point Grey School of Music

Vancouver Young Actors School

Transportation

Walk: Mount Pleasant is a fantastic neighborhood for walking as it is considered close to many nearby amenities with many residences scoring a high walk score. In addition, Mount Pleasant is walkable to many main transit routes and sky train stations. Bus: Mount Pleasant has many bus routes with many reliable times and convenient stops. Train: Mount Pleasant is central to Cambie Street, which is one of the main streets that the Canada-Line Skytrain runs along. Built-in 2010 for the emergence of the Olympics, the Canada-line also runs South to the airport. Bike: Biking is another popular mode of transportation for the Mount Pleasant area. However, it is to be aware that, although a nicer neighborhood, bike theft is a common problem for Vancouver so bike locking is strongly recommended. Car: Many citizens own a car in Mount Pleasant, however, there is not a faily big need for a car considering the high-velocity of amenities in the area. In addition, parking can be expensive and traffic can be congested. Carshare: Evo, Zipcar

Restaurant & Retail

Burdock & Co.

2702 Main Street, Vancouver

Known for brunch, Burdock and Co. offer a variety of different menu options including vegetarian options and local options great anyone.

The Black Lodge

217 E Broadway, Vancouver

Offering popular vegetarian and vegan options, the Black Lodge is a friendly and local pub that also offers many craft beers, wines and cocktails.

Los Cuervos Taqueria Y Cantina

317 Broadway, Vancouver

Calling all Taco lovers! Los Cuervos is a must-visit as it not only has a great atmosphere but also has a taco-centric menu showcasing margaritas, beer and weekend brunch.