From the shores of southeast False Creek up to West King Edward Avenue at Cambie Street are two of Vancouver’s desirable neighbourhoods. Olympic Village and Cambie Village attract families and working professionals looking for ultimate convenience. The area’s excellent mix of shops, restaurants, amenities, and close proximity to downtown Vancouver all make it a very desirable area to live.
Places to Shop
A contemporary lifestyle boutique, Walrus sells well-crafted, functional, and playful items. Find everything from home decor, personal goods, and accessories. With an emphasis on Canadian design, the store’s collection features both established and emerging local brands. The store also hosts events throughout the year which showcase various artists and designers.
The Pet Shop Boys
The Pet Shop Boys on Cambie Street is the place to go for pet-owners looking to pamper their four-legged friends. The French-inspired boutique and salon is fitted with chandeliers and vintage furniture, and offers a variety of luxury products and dog care services. From the spa and wellness menu, choose from a French paw-dicure, feathered hair bows, or a pet psychic reading.
Places to Dine
Vikram opened the original Vij’s restaurant in Vancouver over two decades ago. Using traditional Indian spices and cooking techniques, Vij’s offers a delicious Indian fusion menu that changes seasonally. A longtime local favourite, Vij’s new location on Cambie Street usually has a line-up outside the door for dinner.
In the mood for Italian? Pronto in Cambie Village offers handmade pasta, authentic Italian eats, and daily chalkboard specials. With a 1940s vintage design and cozy atmosphere, Pronto is the perfect spot for a casual date night.
CRAFT Beer Market
Located in the historic Salt Building in Olympic Village, CRAFT Beer Market is a must-visit for beer aficionados. The neighbourhood pub offers a very large selection of craft beer, as well as local fare. You won’t miss the large red building right in the heart of the Olympic Village.
Things to Do
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
Creekside Community Recreation Centre in Olympic Village Square offers a variety of programs for all ages and abilities. Equipped with a fitness centre, gymnasium, dance and yoga studios, meeting and event spaces, childcare facilities, and more, the centre is full of activity options. After your workout at the centre, take a stroll down the beautiful southeast False Creek seawall. Science World at the TELUS World of Science is also just a short walk away.
Schools in the Area
There are both excellent private and public school options in the area. The Cambie Montessori offers both preschool and out-school care, and Edith Cavell is the local public elementary school. A short drive away in Shaughnessy are other top-ranking private schools such as York House and Little Flower Academy for girls.
One of the major benefits of living in the Olympic Village or Cambie Village is the ease in getting around. The Canada Line has stations in both neighbourhoods, and travels to downtown Vancouver or the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in minutes. For a fun and scenic ride, you can hop on a water taxi in the Olympic Village to get to places like Yaletown and Granville Island.
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