Vancouver Westend

Vancouver West End

In the late 1890s the West End consisting of mainly forest was logged and gradually replaced with grand Victorian homes for upper-class families. With the eventual development of the Shaughnessy neighbourhood in 1910 by CPR, the West End's role as a upper-class residential area declined and the community's second stage of development began. Apartments were built and homes along Robson, Denman and Davie Street were redeveloped as shops, and larger homes were converted into rooming houses.  In the early 1940's the third wave of development began bringing additional apartments to the neighbourhood. These were predominantley low rise with Art Deco and Tudor-inspired facades designed to give the community a sense of respectability.  In the 1950's zoning changes led to the fourth stage of development introducing multi-storey constructions.  This led to a building boom of high-rise apartment developments occurring between 1962 and 1975 where more than 200 highrises were built creating the skyline that we are familiar with today.

Today, the Westend is the most densley populated neighbourhood in Vancouver comprising of liberal, young to senior, single urban professionals and families, international students and immigrants.  It shares the peninsula with the Downtown, Central Business District and Stanley Park.  Other downtown neighbourhoods may have newer, glitzier high rises, but if you live in the West End, you really can embrace the Vancouver lifestyle.

The main shopping strip is along Robson Street one of the busiest and most popular strip in Vancouver.  This is where the bulk of the restaurants, cafes, lounges, clubs, and mainstream fashion is located. Other shopping strips include Denman Street, Davie Street and Burrard Street.  No matter where you live in the West End access to ammenities is simplistic.
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Boundaries of West End:

  • Denman Street to the west
  • Burrard Street to the east
  • West Georgia Street to the north
  • Beach Avenue / Pacific Street to the south
  • Stanley Park
  • English Bay Beach Park
  • Sunset Beach Park
  • Nelson Park
  • Davie Village
  • Barclay Heritage Square
  • Roedde House Museum
  • St Paul's Hospital
  • Lord Roberts Annex Elementary                     - 1150 Nelson Street       604.713.5495
  • King George Secondary                                   -1755 Barclay Street       604.713.8999
  • Roberts Education Centre (Adult Education)  - 1666 Comox Street      604.713.5752
Census Population:
  • 44,540
Age Groups:
  • 6% - 19 and under
  • 48% - 20 to 39
  • 34% - 40 to 64
  • 13% - 65 and over
Type of Dwelling:
  • 77% -Apartment 5 or more storey's
  • 22% -Apartment under 5 storey's
  • 1%   -Row house
Rented Dwellings:
  • 80%
Predominant Household Language:
  • 63% -English
  • 4%   -Chinese
  • 3%   -Japanese
  • 3%   -Korean
  • 3%   -French
  • 3%   -Spanish
      Median Household Income:
    • $43,041
    To learn more about the neighbourhood and the history visit West End.

    All community statistics stated above is based on the Census Data published by Statistics Canada (2011)
    All Average home prices stated above is based on data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver