False Creek & Olympic Village

False Creek North is located north of False Creek and south of Pacific Boulevard between the Burrard Street Bridge on the west and International Plaza just east of the Cambie Bridge on the east.

The inlet called “False Creek” used to be five times larger than it is today. In 1859 it was named by Captain George Henry Richards who navigated his ship into the basin during his hydrographic survey of 1856-63 and expected a water link to coal deposits but instead found it to be a dead end.

Soon thereafter False Creek was used for the transport of local lumber by the newly built mills on its south shores.

The area surrounding False Creek became more attractive to businesses after the Canadian Pacific Railway extended its railway line to English Bay and the first Granville Street bridge was built in 1889 connecting the two shores of False Creek.
The CPR built large railway yards on the north shore taking advantage of 20 tax free years in return. The area of the railway yards became know as Yaletown because the railway workers who moved there, had previously worked at Yale – CPR’s main construction camp.

During WW I the east end of False Creek was filled in to create space for railway yards and terminals and by 1950 filling in all of the creek was regarded as an option after False Creek had become unsanitary and had no further commercial use.

In the 1960’s the CPR, the province and the city did a land swap which gave the province the former railway yards on the north shore. The province used the site for Expo 86 which Jim Pattison made into a great success. The city obtained the land on the south shore and involved different groups in the development of predominantly residential buildings which lease the land from the city.

After Expo Premier William vander Zalm offered the 84 hectare site on the north of False Creek to private developers. In 1988 Hong Kong billionaire Li-ka Shing was the highest bidder at $320 million over 15 years, a price that many thought was too low. In 2010 Li-ka Shing’s company Concord Pacific completed the development of the new residential area with approximately 40 high rise buildings. CPR’s roundhouse is now a community centre and the only building retained from the area’s industrial past. The Roundhouse also houses Engine 374 which was the first passenger train to enter Vancouver (1887).

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False Creek is bordered by Fairview, Cambie, and Kitsilano.

 99 — Walker’s Paradise

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YVR Airport: 30 minutes by car or 40 minutes by Canada Line
Robson Street Shopping: Under 10 minutes walking
Granville island: 5 minutes drive or 10 minutes Aqua Bus
Kitsilano Beach: 5 minute drive or 30 minute walking

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Who Lives There

The Yaletown population has grown considerably in the last decade, and consists primarily of young professionals in their late 20s to late 30s.  Although there are significantly fewer children in Yaletown than Metro Vancouver as a whole, many young families choose to stay in the area until the time comes to purchase a larger home.  Artists and sales and service people also populate the neighbourhood.  While Yaletown became renowned for multimedia offices during the dot com boom, it now houses a broader array of businesses and its population reflects this.

Things to Do

Mainland, Hamilton and Homer Streets are replete with hair and nail salons, boutique clothing and gift stores, lifestyle and home furnishing stores, restaurants, and lounges.  Check out Blo Blow Dry Bar or Bombay Brows for some pampering, or Atomic Model for a selection of original clothing.  Fine Finds also features clothing and accessories by local and international designers, and a selection of gifts that rivals that of Beauty Mark down the street.  For vintage finds, stop by Retro Rock Vintage Clothing on Davie and Seymour, arguably one of the best vintage stores within the downtown area.  Urban Fare, Choices Market and Nester’s Market serve the community with a large variety of grocery options, from gourmet to organic to locally grown products.

Real Estate

Yaletown showcases some of the best properties Vancouver real estate has to offer.  The new developments promise elegant, modern design, fantastic amenities, and great views.  Yaletown condos are on average relatively small, however, and prices can be higher than most other Vancouver real estate of similar proportions.  Properties such as the Grace on Richards St. embody the style and sophistication of Yaletown real estate, boasting an indoor/outdoor pool, biometric fingerprint security, and suites featuring granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and limestone tile floors.

False Creek South Condos for Sale

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For sale $1,388,000
901 2888 CAMBIE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

901 2888 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1026 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast Realty
For sale $2,288,000
1653 ONTARIO STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

1653 Ontario Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1673 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (Vancam)
For sale $1,998,000
1204 38 W 1ST AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

1204 38 W 1st Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1316 sqft
Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
For sale $1,518,000
833 W 14TH AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

833 W 14th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1531 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (W.blvd)
For sale $1,049,000
405 12 ATHLETES WAY, vancouver, British Columbia

405 12 Athletes Way

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 884 sqft
Team 3000 Realty Ltd.
For sale $2,398,800
38 W 39TH AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

38 W 39th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1750 sqft
Coldwell Banker Prestige Rlty
For sale $1,189,000
107 655 W 41ST AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

107 655 W 41st Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1015 sqft
Amex Broadway West Realty
For sale $1,199,000
211 688 FAIRCHILD ROAD, vancouver, British Columbia

211 688 Fairchild Road

Vancouver, British Columbia

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1286 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (W.blvd)
For sale $658,000
107 925 W 15TH AVENUE, vancouver, British Columbia

107 925 W 15th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 731 sqft
Amex Broadway West Realty
For sale $949,000
302 4083 CAMBIE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

302 4083 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 904 sqft
Multiple Realty Ltd.
For sale $429,900
102 3530 CAMBIE STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

102 3530 Cambie Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 924 sqft
Sutton Grp-West Coast (W.blvd)
For sale $599,900
105 2851 HEATHER STREET, vancouver, British Columbia

105 2851 Heather Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 605 sqft
Rennie & Associates Realty
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