Last week we spoke about different neighborhoods, so in this second part we will continue explaining a little bit the different areas of our great city!
Nowadays is one of the most populated neighborhoods of Vancouver. But this area has experienced an important revitalization since the Expo 86, because in the origin this area was an industrial zone. It´s filled with nice cafe, bohemian boutique and trendy restaurants.
You can have more information here: http://yaletown.ca/
Also known as Little Italy,” This neighborhood is the queen of diversity and the home to students, writers, artists and other bohemians.
If you want an authentic ethnic meal, go to “The Drive”
Read more here: http://www.thedrive.ca/
In the 1960s, Kitsilano was Vancouver’s hippy hangout, nowadays the atmosphere is more relaxed and it´s basically occupied by young urban professionals. It´s the perfect are to find bookstores, ethnic restaurants, cafes and all kind of retailers.
The beaches are really popular in the zone, and it has a huge pool as well,
Read more in his page: http://www.kitsilano.ca/
Vancouver is such a multicultural city where you can meet people from everywhere. The Indian community is located around Main and East 49th. This area has amazing jewellery stores and fabric shops, and it´s perfect if you are looking for inexpensive silks, groceries or gold!
Just crossing the river, you can find all the peace that downtown can´t offer to you! But also the best wild nature with places such as Grouse Grind, Lynn Valley, Capilano…
Check its page out : http://www.cnv.org/
These are just a few of the most popular areas, but you can also live in areas such as Joyce Station, or a little further like Burnaby and Richmond and have a bigger house for less money. If the Skytrain is close to the house, there is nothing to worry about, because it works pretty well.
If you are looking for a place to stay: REMEMBER to check the place out before paying anything and be aware if they ask you for the deposit more than the half of the monthly rent.
Another good option, especially if you want to improve your English quickly and live among real Canadians, is he Homestay option that INTERNeX offers! You will have your own room with a Canadian family and all the meals are included!