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Cambie, Vancouver

Originally the location of the Little Mountain Rock Quarry, the Cambie neighbourhood has a long history and lies at Vancouver's highest point, with views to match

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March 2, 2016






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The Cambie neighbourhood, defined by MLS as the area between West 16th Avenue to the north, West 41st Avenue to the south, Granville Street to the west and Ontario Street to the east, is at the City of Vancouver's highest point and home to the spectacular Queen Elizabeth Park and the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Originally the location of the Little Mountain Rock Quarry, the Cambie neighbourhood has a long history. The Cambie Village area between 16th and King Edward Avenues has 48 sites listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register, and more than 60% of the single-family homes were built before 1940. South of King Edward, the Cambie Heritage Boulevard was originally planned as a “pleasure drive” in 1928. Now planted with approximately 450 trees between King Edward and Southwest Marine Drive, the Boulevard is a designated municipal heritage site.

Cambie is a hub for family medical facilities, including BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre.

Home prices in the Cambie neighbourhood start at about $400,000 for a condo and top out at more than $6 million for a large detached home. View Cambie homes for sale and open houses.

Cambie Amenities

Cambie Shopping

Cambie Village, between 16th and King Edward Avenue, is home to a number of independent shops, as well as larger store like Choices Market and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Schools and Education in Cambie

Elementary schools

·       Edith Cavell Elementary School

·       Emily Carr Elementary School

·       General Wolfe Elementary School

·       Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School (private Jewish school)

Secondary schools

·       Eric Hamber Secondary School

Cambie Cafés and Restaurants

Cambie boasts a multicultural mix of restaurants, especially in its northernmost section, along with plenty of coffee shops. Seasons in the Park, located in Queen Elizabeth Park, is a favourite for its expansive views.  

Cambie Arts and Entertainment

The Kino Café hosts flamenco performances, right next door to the Park Theatre, a vintage movie theatre that plays first and second-run movies along with the occasional specialty film. Baseball fans can cheer on the Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Queen Elizabeth Park contains some public art works and is home to “Painters’ Corner,” where local artists paint, display and sell their work.

Cambie Sports and Recreation

The main green space in the Cambie neighbourhood is Queen Elizabeth Park, the second-most visited park in Vancouver. It features disc golf, lawn bowling, tennis courts, pitch and putt golfing and picnic areas, as well as the beautiful Bloedel Conservatory.

Nearby, Hillcrest Park houses Hillcrest Centre, the site of the curling events at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Centre is now a community recreation facility with aquatic and fitness centres, an NHL-sized ice rink, a dance centre and playgrounds, and is the home of the Vancouver Curling Club.

Cambie Transportation

Cambie serves as the corridor for the Canada Line rapid-transit SkyTrain line, which provides quick and direct access from the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond to the Downtown Vancouver waterfront. One TransLink public bus, No. 15, travels above ground along Cambie Street. Several bus routes run east-west through the Cambie neighbourhood, primarily along King Edward Avenue.

Cambie Property Statistics

Average home price$2,581,988

The average property price is skewed by the large number of single detached homes and duplexes in the neighbourhood (combined more than 50%).

 

 

Rental information2

 

Average rent for a private apartment

$1,140

 

 

Makeup of dwellings3

Total private dwellings

5,050

Single detached houses

27.3%

Semi-detached and row houses

3.2%

Duplexes

25.5%

Apartments, less than five stories

41.9%

Apartments, five or more stories

2.1%

 

Cambie Demographics4

Population 14,775

Age

65+

12%

40 to 64

35%

20 to 39

34%

19 and under

19%

 

Neighbourhoods surrounding Cambie

·       South Cambie

·       Mount Pleasant

·       Oakridge

·       Shaughnessy

·       Fairview

·       Main

·       South Granville

1REW.ca interactive map, incorporating data from the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, and Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, February 2016.

 

2 City of Vancouver. Cambie Corridor Phase 3 Community Profile 2015. The information is based on the entire Cambie Corridor.

 

3Statistics Canada 2012. GeoSearch. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-142-XWE. Data updated October 24, 2012. The information is based on Census Tracts 9330031.01 and 9330029.00, which include much of the MLS-defined Cambie neighbourhood.

 

4 City of Vancouver. Cambie Corridor Phase 3 Community Profile 2015. The information is based on the Cambie Corridor North region, which includes much of the MLS-defined Cambie neighbourhood.


Christina Newberry is a Vancouver-based writer and editor who writes lifestyle and travel stories for publications both online and in print. When she's not travelling, Christina can be found exploring Vancouver's unique neighbourhoods or puttering in her community garden plot.
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