at a glancein&aroundthe neighbourhood

Location

Located West of Chinatown and East of Clark Drive, Strathcona used to be known as a more industrial area from 1920-1990 due to the emergence of the Canadian National Railway. However, since the Olympics in 2010, the area has revolutionized into a trendy, modern residential area.

Recreation

Science World 1455 Quebec St. Vancouver

Enjoy the day learning at the iconic geodesic dome that sits waterfront of Mainstreet. With many different activities daily, weekly and monthly, the Science world makes for a good escape of reality and even offers tickets at a fair price ($17-25).

Cliffhanger Climbing Gym 670 Industrial Ave, Vancouver

Experience the thrill of rock climbing at the Cliffhanger Climbing Gym where they have both group sessions, individual sessions, and drop-in climbing classes.

Strathcona Park 857 Malkin Ave, Vancouver

Enjoy the day outdoors at Strathconas dog-friendly park that has a playground, climbing wall, and various sports courts.

Earnest Ice Cream 1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver

Rated one of the best ice cream shops in town and with vegan and dairy-free options available Earnest Ice Cream offers many different unique flavors perfect for a delicious treat or a hot summer day.

Monte Clark Gallery 525 Great Northern Way

Spend a day at the Monte Clark Gallery viewing the work of contemporary Canadian and international artists in a global and historical context. Currently, they are showcasing a local exhibition by a local artist Colleen Heslin.

MacLean Park 710 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC

Surrounded by colorful houses and lots of greenery, MacLean Park is a great park for families as it hosts a water park and lots of green space for picnics.

Around the Corner

Grandview Woodland

Vancouver East-Side

Gastown

Chinatown

Mt. Pleasant

Yaletown

Main Street

Rogers Arena

BC Place

Chinatown

Gastown

Commercial Broadway

Education

Queen Alexandra Elementary

Grandview Uuquinak’uuh Elementary

Saint Patrick Regional Secondary School

The Center for Digital Media

Eton College Canada

Emily Carr University

Transportation

Walk: Walking is the preferred mode of transportation for the Strathcona area, however, it is still a distance away from downtown Vancouver’s core. But it still does have many amenities that are close by and within walking distance. Bike: Biking is one of the top modes of transportation for the area since walking can take time to get to Vancouver’s core and driving can be congested with pricey parking. Bus: There are numerous amoung of bus times, stops and routes in Strathcona, making the busing system reliable and stable. Skytrain: There are two Sky-Train stations in the Strathcona: Science World Station and VCC Clark Station. In addition, Strathcona is not far away from Olympic Village Station. This means that Strathcona is accessible to all three train-lines downtown. Car: Driving is more popular in this area than directly downtown, however, there can be traffic congestion and pricey parking. Car Share: Zipcar

Restaurant & Retail

Yolks

Located on 2198 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, Yolks is one of the best breakfast spots in Vancouver and specializes in ‘egg-everything.’

Belgard Kitchen

Located at 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver, Belgard Kitchen is a fantastic place to grab lunch in the afternoon or a beer in the evening. With a fantastic menu and great prices, many locals rave about the Belgard Kitchen.

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop

Located on 269 Powell Street, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop has a great menu filled with locally sourced meats and artisan products. In addition, they even do home or office delivery!