Mount Pleasant is a vibrant and eclectic area known for its unusual stores, heritage buildings, artistic residents, and arts-focused festivals. The area is popular with first-time homebuyers, urban professionals, and families. Mount Pleasant runs from False Creek southeast and up the slope toward the busy Mount Pleasant shopping district, where Broadway, Kingsway, and Main Street meet.
This area has a community plan that has been recently completed:
And a nearby community plan underway:
Neighbourhood history and heritage
The proximity to the business district of Vancouver and the availability of a quality water supply (Brewery Creek) made the area an ideal place for early industry and settlement.
Early expectations were that Mount Pleasant would develop as Vancouver’s fashionable “uptown.” The area high above False Creek was named “Mount Pleasant” in 1888, after the Irish birthplace of the wife of H.V. Edmonds. Edmonds, clerk of the municipal council in New Westminster, was the original owner of much of Mount Pleasant.
Located on one of Vancouver’s primary heritage boulevards, Cambie Village extends from West 6th Avenue to King Edward Avenue. The area is well connected to main transit lines, including the 99 B-Line and the Canada Line SkyTrain, granting visitors and residents alike convenient access from most parts of the city and Vancouver International Airport, thus the well deserved title of “Heart of Vancouver.”
Cambie Village includes one of the busiest intersections of Vancouver: Cambie and Broadway, two Canada Line stations, and the iconic Vancouver City Hall.