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Yaletown

INDUSTRIAL HISTORY WITH MODERN CHARM

Built upon the foundation of industrial history with restored warehouses in a charming railyard district, this character mixes beautifully with modern amenities and hip restaurants.

Welcome to the hip and youthful community on False Creek North that is Vancouver’s Yaletown.  Perfectly nestled between walking distance to the West End and Downtown, its restored loft spaces and high-rise condos offer breathtaking views of the North Shore Mountains or False Creek.

If you’re a working professional or have a young family full of people who enjoy urban life, while living in one of the gems of Vancouver’s Downtown peninsula, then you’ll find the perfect home right in Yaletown.

History of the Neighbourhood

Yaletown has played host to many prominent events throughout its colourful history, and is home to many of the city’s major landmarks. BC Place Stadium opened its doors in 1983 and has been the venue for many historic Vancouver events, such as Pope John Paul’s “Celebration of Life” visit, a Billy Graham Crusade, and the opening and closing events for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In 2010, a new cable-supported retractable roof system, the largest in the world, was installed on the stadium to allow for open-air sporting events and concerts.
Opening just in time for the city’s next major event, BC Place Stadium was one of the venues to welcome the world for Expo ’86, the World’s Fair. The biggest event in Vancouver’s history to that time, it put Vancouver on the map during a time when the city was celebrating its centennial. Notable highlights from the Expo include the opening of the fair by Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales, and the introduction of floating McDonald’s restaurant – aptly called the McBarge – which showcased modern architecture and technology.
With a mini expressway on Pacific Boulevard being the perfect spot to host professional race car driving, Yaletown got its shot at that too. The Molson Indy Champ Car race was held in the neighbourhood from 1990 to 2004. However, after many residents found the yearly race disruptive, it was eventually cancelled. The nearby Vancouver’s Viaducts, which also played host to the event, are scheduled to be torn down to make room for more green space and better transportation infrastructure into Downtown.

YALETOWN: HIP & YOUTHFUL COMMUNITY

With a stunning visual appeal, an eclectic mix of urban decay, and dotting of heritage buildings, it’s no wonder that young families and artists love to call Mount Pleasant home.  It streetscapes are full of colours and activity, with everything from bakeries, teahouses and green grocers. Cafes, restaurants and grocery stores are also just a short jaunt from your front door. Mount Pleasant’s inexpensive and unconventional housing, including live/work spaces, loft apartments, and turn-of-the-century homes, go quite nicely with added bonus of being in close proximity to Downtown.  And with the informal arts and tech hub south of Quebec and 2nd Avenue nearby, Mount Pleasant soon stacks up to the best of all worlds that Vancouver has to offer.

Schools In & Around Yaletown


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Elsie Roy Elementary School
150 Drake Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2X1
(604) 713-5890
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HIGH SCHOOLS

King George Secondary School
1755 Barclay St.
Vancouver, BC V6G 1K6
(604) 713-8999
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PRIVATE SCHOOLS

The Westside School
788 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2M1
(604) 687-8021
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Lowell High School
250 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1E7
(604) 336-0456
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Entertainment & Activities

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Restaurants Locals Recommend

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC || (604) 688-8078

Nestled in the heart of Yaletown, Blue Water is an award-winning seafood restaurant with a luxurious setting and a commitment to sustainable fisheries

Price Range: $$$$ || Food: Seafood || Must try: Seafood Tower – two tiers with oysters, prawns, ceviche and much more

Minami

1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC || (604) 661-1400

A must-try for japanese food enthusiasts, and the perfect place to bring out-of-town visitors, high end restaurant Minami offers both sushis and west coast fushion cuisine.

Price Range: $$$ || Food: Japanese || Must try: King Crab& Citrus Salad

Homer Street Café & Bar

898 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC || (604) 428-4299

Set in a beautifully restored heritage building, the café offers a casual, yet modern setting for anything from a business lunch to a romantic dinner.

Price Range: $$ || Food: Classic Comfort Food || Must try: Rotisserie Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

The Flying Pig

1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC || (604) 606-4680

A lively bistro on the bustling pulse of Yaletown that is Hamilton Street, the Flying Pig features seasonally-inspired dishes and in a cozy environment.

Price Range: $$ || Food: Pacific Northwest || Must try: Pulled Pork Poutine

Things & Places Not to Miss

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HOMES FOR SALE IN YALETOWN

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