One of Vancouver’s most in-demand neighbourhoods, Cambie has a real community feel, offering its residents numerous neighbourhood restaurants, shops and entertainment outlets. At the very heart of life in Vancouver, the area has changed somewhat in recent years with the construction of major housing and retail sites, in addition to the Canada Line transit system, bringing with it an influx of new residents. Come and take a closer look at this growing community.
Locatedin the direct centre of Vancouver, the Cambie community is centrally located between the neighbourhoods of Main, Oakridge, Shaughnessy and Fairview. It runs from W 16th Avenue in the north, to W 41st Avenue in south, and Oak Street to the east and Ontario Street to the west.
The Cambie neighbourhood is popular with first time home buyers, including young professionals and couples. The area is also popular with families, due to its reputability as a safe neighbourhood and close proximity to schools. Cambie’s proximity to Vancouver General Hospital also makes it a hub for health-care services and practitioners.
In recent years, with an increasing number of businesses and retail sites, particularly at the south end of Cambie Street bridge, there have been a number of major housing developments. Closer to W 41st Avenue there has been a recent surge in the amount of Condos in Cambie being developed and constructed, with traditional multi-story homes and bungalows around the main stretch of the neighbourhood. Contact me to find out more about current bench mark pricing in the area.
Cambie is located nearby to one of Vancouver’s largest parks, Queen Elizabeth Park, home to the stunning Bloedel Conservatory and offering recreational activities such as tennis, lawn bowling and pitch and putt. Other nearby parks include Riley Park, Heather Park and Douglas Park, featuring an off-leash dog park and Douglas Park Community Centre. The Hillcrest Community Centre, located near Queen Elizabeth Park also offers activities and programs for all ages and abilities. The Centre features an aquatic centre, fitness centre, ice rink, gymnasium, indoor cycling, multi-purpose rooms, a games room, dance studio, playgrounds, childcare centre, and café.
Popular dining spots in the Cambie Village area include La Taqueria and Firewood Cafe Gourmet Pizza and Pasta. The Oakridge Centre is also just outside the neighbourhood, home to a variety of eateries including White Spot, Togo Sushi, OPA! and Taco Luis. Queen Elizabeth Park is also the perfect setting for fine dining at Seasons in the Park, serving elevated Pacific Northwest dishes and offering panoramic views of the city.
The Cambie neighbourhood provides ample shopping opportunities for its residents, with the Cambie Village featuring stores ranging from local specialist shops like Kaboodles Toy Storeand Black Dog Video, to larger stores like Canadian Tire, Safeway and Save-On-Foods grocery store. The Oakridge Centre is home to a variety of stores with popular stores including Aritzia, Banana Republic, Papyrus and The Body Shop. King Edward Shopping Centre is also nearby.
An increasingly popular area for families, Cambie is home to a variety of elementary and secondary schools, both public and private. Edith Cavell Elementary, Emily Carr Elementaryand Simon Fraser Elementary are all located in Cambie Village. The nearest high schools are Sir Charles Tupper Secondary and Eric Hamber Secondary. Several private schools and French language immersion schools are also located nearby.
The Canada Line beneath the streets of Cambie was constructed at the same time as the popular Cambie Village, just before the 2010 Winter Olympics was due to begin in Vancouver. As a result, residents are able to easily travel to downtown Vancouver, YVR Airport, and Richmond. Several bus routes also serve Cambie Village, and the Cambie Street Bridge provides direct access to downtown Vancouver if you drive, as many residents do. The Cambie neighbourhood also has a walkscore of 90, meaning the majority of daily errands do not require a car.