Explore Champlain Heights
The perfect area for young families, Champlain Heights has a quiet, rural feel, far from the busy neighbourhoods surrounding downtown Vancouver, and lots of great schools, making it ideal for children of all ages. This wonderful neighbourhood also includes the burgeoning River District, a new master planned community along the Fraser River, as well as being home to Champlain Square, filled with shops, services and fantastic restaurants. At Champlain Heights, there’s truly something for everyone.
The Champlain Heights neighbourhood is found in the furthest Southeast part of Vancouver, just north of the Fraser River, south of Killarney and west of Fraserview. The thriving River District is located south of Marine Way overlooking the Fraser River.
Champlain Heights has a rich urban demographic, home to longtime Vancouverites, newChinese Canadians, in addition to Filipino, Latino and South Asian Canadians.
One of the last neighbourhoods developed in Vancouver, Champlain Heights has one of the highest percentages of townhouse complexes in the city, with co-op homes and waterfront condos adding to the neighbourhood’s urban feel. The new Fire Hall No. 5 willbe replaced with a new larger fire hall and will include new affordable housing as part of a City initiative. Contact meto find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
Everett Crowley Park is one of Champlain Heights best draws, and is the fifth largest park inVancouver. As part of Earth Day celebrations, hundreds of new trees were planted there, giving residents the feeling of living in the countryside, while being so close to fantastic amenities this neighbourhood has to offer. Champlain Heights Community Centreis also a great spot for recreational activity in the community, featuring a modern fitness centre, squash, racquetball and even a preschool.
Champlain Square features a range of restaurants and cafes, with popular spots including 54th Ave Cafe, Sushi Go and Tasty Wok. Nearby Kinemi’s Kitchen isan Italian eatery located onChamplain Crescent, and popular with locals, and Romer’s Burger Baris situated at the trendy River District. A short drive away, you’ll also find a range of restaurants along Victoria Drive, including the popular Neighbour’s Restaurant and Pizza House, serving Italian-Greek comfort food, and spots along Marine Drive including White Spot, Flamingo Chinese Restaurant, Panos Greek Taverna and Super Dhaba Indian Cuisine. Soon to come willbe also be a new public plaza, featuring restaurants overlooking the Fraser River.
Champlain Squareis the main shopping district in Champlain Heights, home to over 45 shops and services, including banks, Extra Foods, Kin’s Market and Starbucks. Coming soon to the area is a Town Centre Plaza in the thriving new River District with various shops and services. Champlain Heights is also just t 15 minutes from Metropolis at Metrotown, giving residents access to one of Canada’s largest shopping complexes and almost every service they could need under one roof.
Champlain Heights is home to many schools, with elementary schools including Champlain Heights Elementary, Captain Cook Elementary, Suncrest Elementary and Champlain Heights Annex, often referred toby locals as‘the Little Red School on the top of the hill’. Also located inthe neighbourhood isKillarney Secondary School, the most popular school with high school students in the neighbourhood.
Both East 49th Avenue and Marine Drive provide easy access in and out of the neighbourhood and to YVR airport, with major highways located south of the area. Vancouver’s Translink bus service also runs regularly along East 49th Avenue.