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Riverfront Park

Walking along the shore of the mighty Fraser River is a peaceful and restorative experience. Riverfront Park’s rose- and poplar-lined pathways are its biggest draw, but the park also offers picnic and play areas, all with breathtaking views.

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Everett Crowley Park

Everett Crowley Park, a 40 hectare (100 acre) parcel of land in southeast Vancouver, is a unique place for recreation, nature appreciation, and wildlife habitat in the city.

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Champlain Heights Park

A lively park, Champlain Heights Park is well-integrated with the community centre facilities. A playing field, colourful children’s playground, and tennis courts are all adjacent to beautiful forested areas.

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Burnaby Central Park

Founded in 1891, this 90-hectare urban park is notable for its immense douglas fir, western hemlock, cedar, poplar and maple groves.

In fact, if you’re curious about why logging dominated the region’s economy for so long, here’s a chance to experience a magnificent coastal rainforest just minutes from Metropolis at Metrotown.

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Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park is situated in a peaceful natural environment that serves as the cultural precinct for the City of Burnaby’s arts and heritage amenities. Leisurely walking trails with scenic views connect the lake, the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum and Hart House Restaurant. During the busy summer festival season, the park is a bustling hub of activity.


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Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is the second most visited park in Vancouver and holds within its perimeters some of the most beautiful public gardens anywhere. Its recreational offerings are diverse ranging from sporty to horticultural and include golf, tennis, lawn bowling, disc golf, an extensive outdoor arboretum and the indoor Bloedel Floral Conservatory.

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David Thompson Secondary

In its comparatively short history, David Thompson has evolved a philosophy that attempts to reflect the society it serves. Many students have entered directly into business and Thompson students distinguish themselves locally and internationally in Mathematics, Science and English. Several staff members have won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

(604) 713-8278
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Sir James Douglas Elementary

Our students are challenged to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be socially responsible members of a diverse multi-cultural society. Our community is working together to create a safe, courteous and respectful environment where all students are encouraged to develop their individual potential and to become life-long learners.

(604) 713-4817
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David Oppeheimer Elementary

We will provide a caring community that encourages each child to become a socially responsible, life-long learner.

(604) 713-4570
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Captain James Cook Elementary

The students, staff, and parents of Cook School are committed to providing educational opportunities for all children, in a setting that reflects mutual respect and social responsibility.

(604) 713-4828
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Killarney Secondary

Killarney Secondary is a comprehensive school currently with over 2,000 students in grades 8 to 12 with 110 teaching staff. Extra-curricular activities are abundant with more than 35 clubs and a full inter-high school sports program. Killarney has one of the highest enrollments in the district in the senior maths and sciences. The school has enjoyed a multicultural population for many years and includes students from over 35 different countries with a similar number of languages spoken at home.

(604) 713-8950
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Ecole Anne-Hébert Elementary

Anne-Hébert School, opened in November 1983, is a public elementary school that offers a comprehensive curriculum in French from kindergarten to Grade 6. The school is a community of students, educators and parents who come together and agree on the fact that using French to train young people results in proud, independent, fulfilled and responsible people for tomorrow's society.

604-713-4858
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Langara College

Langara is one of BC's leading undergraduate institutions providing University Studies, Career Studies, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 23,000 students annually.

604-323-5686
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Vancouver Public Library: Fraserview Branch

Come one, come all to Vancouver Public Library's Fraserview branch! Borrow books, movies, textbooks, CDs, and more.

604-665-3957
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Champlain Heights Library

The Champlain Heights Library is located at Champlain Square. The Library offers a variety of books and services, including adult and juvenile books, videos, and more!

604-665-3955
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Collingwood Library

The Collingwood Library is conveniently located and home to many children's books, adult books, including those with large print, videos and a large Chinese book collection.

604-665-3953
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South Hill Library

Come to the South Hill Library for a diverse lending collection of books, magazines, CDS, audio-books, and more.

604-665-3965
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Metropolis at Metrotown

With 450 stores, Metropolis at Metrotown is British Columbia's largest shopping centre. Millions of individual shoppers find what they're looking for and have a great time doing it. It's a destination in itself with must-see attractions like one-of-a-kind events, world-class restaurants and theatres, not to metion great shopping.

(604) 438-4715
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Village Pub

Located in the quiet, leafy surroundings of Champlain Heights in South East Vancouver, the Village pub is a true neighborhood pub. The surroundings are comfortable, the atmosphere is friendly & fun.

We are very much part of the local social fabric...a place where friends meet, colleagues 'talk shop' and business people negotiate deals. A place where people gather to celebrate, play games or to seek quiet relaxation. Newly renovated and decorated, it's a perfect place to get away from the hustle of a hectic day.

(604) 433-1111
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Market Crossing

One of Metro Vancouver’s largest outdoor shopping destinations is located at Marine Way at Market Crossing. It has over 50 Big Box Retail Outlets, Fashion Outlets, Restaurants and Food outlets. Stores include PriceSmart Foods, Canadian Tire, Winners, Michaels, TD Canada Trust, and more!

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Sun Sui Wah

The legend of Sun Wui Wah started over 30 years ago by it's founder in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Based on the motto of "warm hospitality, superb quality and value!" it quickly joined the ranks of most popular dine out places and garnered high regards within the dining community. The "roasted squab" became a signature dish was famed throughout Hong Kong.

(604) 273-8208
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Cravings Restaurant & Lounge

Nestled in the heart of Marpole, Cravings provides a setting and service as cozy and comfortable as the food it serves up.

Hearty yet healthy, hip but without pretense. Comfort Food makes you feel like your best self. Something soothing, something eye opening, an old friend in new clothes, something that makes you sigh in recognition.

(604) 261-7779
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Shaughnessy Restaurant

Our garden restaurant provides a retreat like no other for those with discerning tastes - casual elegance, soothing ambiance, and picturesque garden vistas. Our seasonal, innovative contemporary West Coast menu focussing on fresh ingredients, many from the VanDusen Botanical Garden itself, is perfect for any meal of the day… a light lunch, weekend brunch, afternoon tea, or formal dinner.

(604) 261-0011
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Seasons in the Park

Enjoy Vancouver's best panoramic view from every seat in the house, along with award-winning cuisine and exceptional service.

(604) 874-8008
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The Hart House

Enjoy Vancouver's best panoramic view from every seat in the house, along with award-winning cuisine and exceptional service.

(604) 874-8008
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The Boathouse Restaurant

The Boathouse Restaurant specializes in SEAFOOD — world class, fresh seafood, hand selected by our team of chefs with only the highest quality making it onto the plate. The oceans best is complimented with the highest quality steaks — CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF, premium cuts aged 35 days, then grilled to perfection. Boathouse offers an extensive wine list with the best and largest selection of BC VQA wines, as well as wines from around the world.

(604) 273-7014
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Nao Sushi

Nao Japanese Restaurant is located in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. We are committed to providing all of our guests with the ultimate dining experience. our philosophy is to provide our guests with the highest quality of service to complement our innovative approach to Japanese cuisine.

(604) 521-3131
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Avalon Dairy

Avalon is a family business. It is the oldest continuously operating Dairy in B.C. and takes great pride in bringing you quality dairy products since 1906.

(604) 434-2434
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Romer's Burger Bar

Eat good food. Keep it fresh. Keep it simple. Be creative. Let seasons and farmers be our guide. Be good to the planet, and all who are on it. Laugh. Share. Do what you do best: with us, it’s burgers.

604-566-9545
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Oakridge Centre

Experience Oakridge Centre, Vancouver's most stylish shopping destination, with over 150 premium shops and services. Enjoy exceptional customer service and an exclusive collection of designer and luxury brands all located in one shopping mall, accessible by Canada Line and bus.

604-261-2511
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Champlain Square

Champlain Square has it all - medical and dental services, Extra Foods Grocery Store, BC Liquor Store, Starbucks and Bank of Montreal to name a few!

604-434-7323
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Killarney Shopping Plaza

The Killarney Shopping Plaza has everything you need from a Starbucks to a ScotiaBank. The Kilarney Market grocery store is a unique gem amongst the mega-grocery stores in Vancouver, offering specialized foods at great prices from around the globe. The market specializes in Latin American, Asian and European groceries that are harder to find in the larger grocery chains.

604-438-0869
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Bridgeport Shopping Area

Bridgeport lies along the south bank of the North Arm of the Fraser River, with access to Vancouver via the Oaks Street Bridge and the Knight Street Bridge. The Design District features all the top home decorating stores, including IKEA, Pier 1, and Ethan Allen, etc. At the northwest of the community is a marina and the River Rock Casino Resort, beside the Bridgeport Market.

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Marine Gateway

Marine Gateway, located on the Canada Line, offers a wide selection of shopping and services inlcuding a movie theatre, grocery store, restaurants, cafes, a bank and pharmacy.

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Lansdowne

Lansdowne Centre is a unique one-stop shopping experience for the whole family.With 130+ brand name retailers and one-of-a-kind specialty shops and services Lansdowne Centre is THE place to shop.

604-270-1344
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Aberdeen

Aberdeen Centre, a creation of a first truly Asian shopping experience in the Lower Mainland. The mall inspires you to look beyond cultures, to re-imagine and redefine a new type of retail and entertainment experience.

604-270-1234
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Riverway Golf Course

This classic 18-hole championship golf course is one of the premier layouts in the area. Its imaginatively designed, link-style fairways are lined by sweeping mounds of wild fescue. The course's diverse yardage - 5,400 to 7,000 - lets you select the appropriate length and challenge that suit your game and enjoyment level.

604-280-GOLF (4653)
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Riverfront Trails

The Fraser River Trail is Vancouver's only riverside greenway. The greenway follows as close to the north shore of the North Arm of the Fraser River as possible and, when completed, it will connect Pacific Spirit Regional Park to the City of Burnaby's trail system. To date, McCleery Golf Course, Fraser River Park, Shaughnessy Street park site, Gladstone Park and Riverfront Park waterfront walkways and bikeways are all part of this greenway.

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Fraserview Golf Course

Fraserview offers golfers an old course feeling in a west coast setting. Overlooking the Fraser River from the southeast slope of Vancouver, this traditional style course offers topographic changes along majestic tree-lined fairways. A one and a half acre pond, large stream openings and the challenge of crossing Vivian Creek before attempting the 18th green, add to the Fraserview experience.

604-257-7923
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Langara Golf Course

Enjoy peace and tranquility in the heart of the city in this traditional-style course located on the south slope of Vancouver. The large rolling greens make scoring a challenge and with its narrow fairways, accuracy off the tee is paramount. The contoured, tree-lined fairways are easy to walk and make this challenging par 71 course appealing to players of all levels.

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Vandusen Botanical Garden

This spectacular 22-hectare (55-acre) garden in the heart of Vancouver has matured into a botanical garden of international stature since opening to the public in 1975. VanDusen's collection includes 11,500 accessioned plants representing more than 7,300 taxa (plant families) and 255,000 individual plants from around the world. There is always something interesting to see, no matter what the season!

604-257-8665
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Riverway Sports Complex

The Riverway Sport Complex is a multi-sport facility which has natural turf fields along with a park and six softball fields. The Sports Complex also features a lacrosse box and a fieldhouse.

604-419-0377
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River Rock Casino Resort

Experience the thrill and excitement of gaming at River Rock, Western Canada's biggest and brightest Casino Resort! From your favourite table games to over 1,000 slots, high limit VIP rooms to horseracing stakes — whatever your pleasure, the Casino at River Rock delivers. And the fun never stops; open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

604-247-8900
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Vancouver Marina

Vancouver Marina is Vancouver's Nicest Covered Moorage Facility. Vancouver Marina is also home to Vancouver's Nicest Fuel Dock!

(604) 278-9787
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YMCA Langara

For over 120 years, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver has been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body.

The YMCA is about bringing people together – people like you – whether your goal is better health, stronger family, new opportunities, a greater sense of connection or belonging. Together we make our community stronger.

(604) 324-9622
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Sunset Community Centre

The new Sunset Community Centre is 30,000 square feet, over 20 percent larger than the existing centre. Major programmable space includes a full-sized gymnasium, two multipurpose rooms, a fitness centre, aerobics/dance room, arts and crafts room, youth room and two pre-schools. As well a new passive park space to the south of the building has been created. Relocating the community centre to Main Street will improve access and increase the visibility of the centre attracting more patrons.

(604) 718-6505
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Champlain Heights Community Centre

Featured here are the popular fitness centre, squash and racquetball courts, and licensed childcare. Numerous specialty programs and clubs include Southeast Vancouver Arts, & Cultural Society, Evergreen Tai Chi Club and Champlain Karate Club. Community groups such as Guiding and Scouting Troops, Chinese School, Fraser Health Cardiac Rehabilitation program, South Community Health Office and the Developmental Disabilities Association also utilize the Centre and Community School.

(604) 718-6575
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Killarney Community Centre

Killarney Community Centre, Pool & Rink has many recreational amenties to serve the public. We have a full array of services and programs offered in the various areas of the complex.

(604) 718-8200
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Explore The River District Site

 

Explore the Community Plan

A grand plan that’s coming to life

River District is bounded by the Fraser to the south and the rest of Vancouver to the north, so it needs to act like a city that’s not in the city. Over 25 acres of the 130-acre site is devoted to public space, part of a sustainable plan that has a long-term vision.

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Explore the site through photos

Photo Gallery

The waterfront’s ever-changing moods make for great photography

The waterfront is a naturally beautiful setting for recreation, dining, learning and living. If you are into walking, cycling, picnicking, watching wildlife or just want to chill out in sublime scenery, this is the place for you.

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Video Gallery

A closer look at the community.

Experience nature, the waterfront, a new restaurant and a new sense of community here—all without leaving Vancouver.

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