Neighbourhoods

West End

With density rivalling the downtown core but with a beachy seaside feel, the West End is the city centre’s more relaxed cousin. From tourist-focused beachside restaurants and street cafes to each summer’s electric Pride celebrations, the West End is full of life. Built up of many encalves, the West End is, in a way, a neighbourhood of neighbourhoods. The Davie Village, Vancouver’s original gaybourhood, is well-known, but the area is also home to Japanese-Canadian outpost Little Ginza, a strip of indulgent street-food-style cafes along Denman St., a friendly tourist and hotel district, and sleepy tree-lined streets of single-family homes. To see the area like a local, skip the too-busy shores of English Bay and instead head to Second Beach in Stanley Park.

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