South Cambie

July 12, 2012

What the tiny neighbourhood of South Cambie lacks in size it more than makes up for in heart. And height. Home to Little Mountaina hilltop that marks Vancouver's highest pointSouth Cambie features some of the most beautiful parks and gardens in the city, as well as an abundance of medical facilities, including BC Children's Hospital and the BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre.

TransLink's Canada Line SkyTrain created a rapid-transit connection along Cambie Street that makes commuting from downtown Vancouver to Vancouver International Airport in Richmond quick and easy. This has given a boost to the area and South Cambie has blossomed as a result.

The rapid-transit line has also made South Cambie real estate prices increase. The average home price in South Cambie for a single, detached house is about $1.5 million. There are also numerous low-rise apartment buildings in the area, providing many rental suite and condo options. View South Cambie MLS® listings

South Cambie Amenities

South Cambie Shopping

Cambie Village, which runs along Cambie Street from King Edward Avenue in the south to the foot of the Cambie Street Bridge, includes 19 city blocks and 307 businesses, including childrens' stores, home décor, produce markets, financial institutions, salons and more.

Schools and Education in South Cambie

Primary schools

Secondary schools

South Cambie Cafés and Restaurants

Cambie Village includes many yummy eats and treats. Coffee shops abound, as do cozy restaurants like Pied-à-Terre (French bistro), Café Gloucester (Chinese), Piast (bakery and deli) and BierCraft Bistro (tapas).

South Cambie Sports and Recreation

Although Queen Elizabeth Park sits just beyond South Cambie's borders in neighbouring Riley Park, it's close enough to be considered a local attraction. Vancouver's second most-visited park, Queen Elizabeth features golf, tennis, lawn bowls and disc golf facilities, an extensive outdoor public garden and arboretum and the indoor Bloedel Floral Conservatory. The other large park in the area is Douglas Park, home to the Douglas Park Community Centre, which includes specialized programming for children and seniors as well as a gym, exercise room and numerous activity rooms.

South Cambie Transportation

South Cambie is located between the busy north-south corridors of Oak and Cambie streets, and stretches from West 16th Avenue in the north to West 41st Avenue in the south. TransLink's new Canada Line SkyTrain is a rapid-transit connection along the Cambie Street corridor, which makes commuting from downtown Vancouver to Vancouver International Airport in Richmond easy. There are convenient SkyTrain stops located along Cambie Street.

South Cambie Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $1,448,000
Townhouses $560,000
Apartments $346,000
Average gross rent $1,077

*Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, average sale prices in Cambie, Oakridge, South Cambie for 12 months ended November 3, 2010 **Source: City of Vancouver

South Cambie Demographics

Population* 7,070 *Source: City of Vancouver

65+ 14.4%
40 to 64 32.0%
20 to 39 33.7%
19 and under 20.0%

*Source: City of Vancouver

Fully owned 2,805

*Source: City of Vancouver

Single-detached house 36.3%
Semi-detached house 2.5%
Detached duplex 21.6%
Row house 1.6%
Apartment, under five storeys 27.7%
Apartment, five or more storeys 0.4%
Rented dwellings 38.6%

*Source: City of Vancouver

Neighbourhoods surrounding South Cambie