Ten Metro Vancouver Condo Buildings with Amazing Summer Amenities

Joannah Connolly
June 14, 2016

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Summer is upon us, and many of you will be thinking about how great it would be to buy into a building that has wonderful outdoor amenities to enhance those sunny, lazy days.

Well, if that’s what you’re looking for, there’s plenty of choice, as the following shows. And this is just a small pick of what’s on offer around the Lower Mainland.

So whether you’re considering a presale, new or resale unit, and whichever area you’re looking in, we’ve got a great selection to inspire your home-buying decisions. Enjoy!

Milano, Brentwood, Burnaby

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One of our favourites for outdoor amenities is this stunning new development in the heart of Burnaby’s burgeoning Brentwood district. Outdoor movies, anyone? Perhaps polish up your putting? This luxury condo building by the Solterra Group has a podium-level landscaped roof terrace with a barbecue and dining area, fire pit, lounge areas, putting green, children’s play space and – yes – an outdoor movie theatre. Other inside amenities include underground parking with optional electric vehicle charging stations, bicycle storage, car wash area, dog-washing station, fitness gym, indoor hot tub, steam room, a guest suite and a party room.

Now selling presale condos. For more, go to milanoliving.ca

Fremont Village, Coquitlam

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Now selling its second phase of two- and four-bedroom condominium rowhomes, Fremont Village by Mosaic is a new community in Coquitlam that has proven a big hit. Not least, we suspect, because of the fabulous common amenities. The Riverclub is a 12,500-square-foot clubhouse that includes a glamorous outdoor pool area with a lap pool for dedicated swimmers, family pool, daybed loungers and a dining terrace. All this is also a stone’s throw from the river, which the rowhomes also back on to. Looks like a pretty great place to bring up a family.

Now selling phase two Fremont Indigo rowhomes. For more, go to mosaichomes.com/fremont

Callisto, Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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A well-established, seven-year-old condo-and-townhome building in Vancouver’s toney Coal Harbour district, this is the Georgie-award-winning Callisto, which has a sister building, the Carina. This one made it into our selection because of the super-cool swimming pool. Do you love swimming outdoors but can’t always handle the direct sunshine? This indoor-outdoor pool allows you to bask in the sun and then just swim inside when it all gets too much. There is also an outdoor hot tub and great terrace that has direct access to the world-beating Coal Harbour seawall. Interested? As of early June, there’s a stunning townhome for sale in Callisto for $3,998,000, listed by Jason Soprovich, with three bedrooms, a private deck and its own elevator.

One Pacific, Downtown Vancouver

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Currently under construction at the north end of Cambie Bridge is Concord Pacific’s undulating One Pacific building, a super-high-end residential development with a double dose of stunning outdoor amenities. The mid-level Riviera Deck including a stunning cantilevered glass swimming pool that overhangs the edge of the building, with cabanas, hot tub and outside fireside lounge, and a gourmet kitchen with tasting bar and grand dining hall inside. The amenities extend to the Sky Garden on the roof, which offers a family-friendly rooftop garden, barbecue and dining area with fabulous city, mountain and False Creek views.

Now selling presale condos. For more, go to onepacific.ca

Park Avenue West, Surrey

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At the glamorous Park Avenue West, home ownership offers a resort lifestyle more reminiscent of Las Vegas than Surrey. Club PA features a stunning swimming pool surrounded by cabanas, a yoga pavilion, a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, a sky garden, a grand entertainment lounge with wet bar, tennis courts and much more besides. The residences themselves are equally fabulous, with super high-end finishings, gracious proportions and fantastic mountain views.

Now selling presale condos. For more, go to www.parkavenueliving.ca

Charleson, Yaletown, Vancouver

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A LEED Gold building designed by the award-winning DIALOG, Onni Group’s Charleson development in Yaletown is a stunning tower in its own right, the luxurious homes inside ranging up to 3,500 square feet and offering unbelievable finishing touches. But the outdoor amenities are spectacular too, including a pool and hot tub deck, onto which the huge fitness centre opens. There’s also a rooftop garden a fire pit, dining and BBQ areas (which open off the indoor entertainment lounge and kitchen), children’s play area and even small garden plots for the green-thumbed among residents.

Now selling presale condos. For more, go to www.onni.com/charleson

Altus at Solo District, Brentwood, Burnaby

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The Altus tower in Brentwood’s Solo District had to make this list because it has the coolest, nightclub style rooftop bar and patio that we’ve seen – with unbelievable views. In fact, Club 55 is so-named because it is Burnaby’s highest rooftop patio, soaring an equivalent of 55 storeys high. It offers residents more than 5,000 square feet of amenity space indoors and outdoors, with the outdoor component including a full-sized outdoor kitchen/BBQ area, wet bar with a long counter and stools and chic lounging areas. There’s also an outdoor rooftop multisport court and landscaped rooftop gardens featuring environmentally considerate and drought-resistant landscaping.

Now selling presale condos. For more, go to solodistrict.com

South Ridge Club, South Surrey

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After selling out the first phase, Adera Homes is now selling the second phase of its South Surrey development, Greenway. These high-end condominium townhomes offer private membership into the South Ridge Club. At the heart of the community is this resort-style clubhouse complete with a fantastic, family-friendly outdoor pool with comfy loungers and a barbecue area for parties. Inside, there’s a full exercise room, and the club’s Fireside Lounge with a billiards table, kitchen and banquet-ready dining area and movie theatre.

Now selling presale strata townhomes. For more, go to adera.com/properties/southridgeclub

Jewel I & II, Metrotown

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This twin-tower Metrotown condo development by Boffo is a national award winner, not least for its stunning gardens and patios that are so welcome in the summer months. The immaculate landscaping is not only beautiful at ground level but also creates visually intriguing, geometric patterns when viewed from the tower balconies. Integrating the residences seamlessly into the neighbourhood and environment, the developer also transformed adjacent undeveloped city land by creating an open public space complete with vegetation, benches and meandering pathways. This also involved the transplanting of a rare, reclaimed 40-year-old Gingko tree – perfect for reading that book under.

None currently available but keep a look out for resale condos – go to REW.ca and search for 6188 Wilson Avenue Burnaby

The Residences at Lynn Valley, North Vancouver

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One of North Vancouver’s most thoughtful new developments, the Residences at Lynn Valley by Bosa Development is a masterplanned community of mid-rise condo buildings that blends seamlessly into the surrounding area. Residents will enjoy more than 15,000 square feet of luxury amenities including a lush rooftop garden with an outdoor BBQ and entertainment area, plus a dog run. That’s in addition to the interior amenities of theatre room, games and meeting room, steam room, sauna, yoga studio, gym and huge social room with catering kitchen, which opens on to the BBQ area outside. And throughout the development run pedestrian trails and bike paths to effortlessly move locals from their homes to the natural environment. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, this has to be a good choice for you.

Now selling presale condos. For more, go to lynnvalleyresidences.com

Joannah Connolly
Joannah Connolly is editorial director of Glacier Real Estate, Glacier Media's real estate division. Joannah writes and curates real estate news for Glacier Media's local newspaper websites, including the Vancouver Courier, North Shore News, Burnaby Now, Tri-City News and others. She also oversees editorial content in Real Estate Weekly Homes, West Coast Condo, Western Investor and Glacier's special real estate publications. A dual Canadian-British citizen, Joannah has 22 years of journalism and editing experience in Vancouver and London, with a background in construction, architecture, healthcare and business media. Joannah has appeared on major local TV outlets as a real estate commentator, has moderated and spoken on various industry panels, and spent two years hosting the Real Estate Therapist radio show on Roundhouse Radio.