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).





On the map.

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

 99 — Walker’s Paradise

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


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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3536 WILLIAM Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

3536 William Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

This charming character home is nestled between a beautiful tree lined street and private lane backing onto Charles Park. The main living spaces on upper floors are tastefully UPDATED with refinished flooring, new walls/windows/doors, LED lighting fixtures, and completely redone bathroom feat. heated floors. Lower floor could be converted to separate entry suite as mortgage helper. New piping/electrical/furnace/hot water tank completed last year; newer roof. MOVE IN to this perfect starter home now! OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN AUG 12&13th 2-4PM. Don't miss it!

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1940 sqft

For sale Open House
876 West 24TH Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

876 West 24th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

Beautiful character house in a great location, right by Emily Carr Elementary. Totally redone in 2004, this house offers everything you need for your family - 3 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms upstairs (bathrooms have heated floors,) main floor with huge living room, separate dining room, den, open kitchen with large eating island and family room, all with hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen is equipped with a gas stove, double wall ovens, tons of cupboard space, marble countertops. Cozy patio off the kitchen is partly covered so you can enjoy bbq'ing all year. Basement has a fully independent 1 bedroom suite to help with your mortgage. Too many extras to list, this is a must see! Open house Sat/Sun Aug. 19th and 20th from 2 to 4 pm.

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2797 sqft

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560 West 19TH Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

560 West 19th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

Great location just West of Cambie. No interior photos as the house is tenanted. Zoning RS7 and lot size is 33' x 122'.

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1872 sqft

For sale Open House
505 West 30TH Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

505 West 30th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

Central Location!! 1-BEDROOM & DEN at Empire, one of the most luxurious Concrete building along the Cambie corridor directly across from Queen Elizabeth Park. Unit on the quiet side of the building, not facing busy street. Open and functional layout west facing. Walking distance to King Ed Canada Line Skytrain station, Cambie Village shops, QE Park, Hill Crest Rec Centre, Oakridge Mall, Langara College, Multiple bus directly to UBC. Central heating & cooling system, high-end hardwood floors, marble countertops, Grohe & Duravit fixtures in the bathroom, Miele kitchen appliances, quartz Carrara countertops with matching backsplash. Full size gas cooktop, hood fan & fridge. 2-5-10 years new warranty. Maint fee covers heating, hot water and natural gas.

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 668 sqft

For sale Open House
238 West BROADWAY, Vancouver, British Columbia

238 West Broadway

Vancouver, British Columbia

Become part of Cambie's vibrant neighborhood in this stunning brand new over 600 SF condo. This 1 bedroom plus den/1 bathroom unit offers great privacy. Step into your quality home with gourmet kitchen including gas stove & build in fridge, wide plank floors and aesthetic finish throughout. Of course parking is included in this fantastic concrete boutique building. Be steps away from restaurants, shopping & Broadway City Hall Skytrain station. Now you're really living. Parking #35. Public Open, Aug 19, 1:30-2:30pm.

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 605 sqft

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362 West 18TH Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

362 West 18th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

Rare opportunity to own a LEGAL TRIPLEX in the heart of Cambie Village! Beautifully renovated on 3 levels with an extra large bonus loft space. Open concept design throughout all levels. The home is nicely fitted with crown mouldings and high ceilings on the main and upper levels. Great income property; live on the upper levels and collect rents from the main floor and garden suite (both currently rented). This home is centrally located and just a block and a half off vibrant Cambie street. Within walking distance to Whole Foods, VGH, Starbucks, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, numerous restaurants/cafes & banks including the Canada Line (skytrain) which is just a 12 min walk. Easy access to Downtown Vancouver, Oakridge mall and just a short drive to the Airport.

7 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 3666 sqft

For sale Open House
2877 ALBERTA Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

2877 Alberta Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Location Location Location! Walk to Shopping, Canada Line or City Hall. Walk or Cycle downhill and your on False Creek, Olympic Village or Cross the Cambie Street bridge and your Downtown. Custom built 2 Level, 2 Bedroom lower unit of a Duplex. Nice Open Layout with a big walkout porch off the Master Bedroom. Views over the city to the North Shore Mountains from the Master Bedroom. Excellent School catchment: Simon Fraser Elementary and Eric Hamber Secondary. Open House Weekends 2 to 4 pm. Also listed under R2151064. Garage is 8ft wide X 6 ft tall and can easily fit a Smart Car. Alternatively there is lots of street permit parking. Duplex is 50% SOLD! This won't last at this price.

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1221 sqft

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4068 ASH Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

4068 Ash Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

DON'T MISS THIS! King Edward Green, BRAND NEW townhome with beautiful brick exterior & contemporary open concept layout. Just steps to skytrain & walking distance to schools, parks, restaurants, dessert & coffee shops, supermarkets, banks & more! Easy access to downtown, Oakridge & Richmond. This 3 level spacious 3 bed & 3 bath townhouse features multiple terraces & oak floors throughout dining & kitchen. Kitchen features contemporary cabinets, quartz slab countertops, mosaic tile backsplash and stainless steel gas cooktop. Included: air conditioning & 2 parking. School catchment: Edith Cavell Elementary, L'Ecole Bilingue Elementary, General Gordon Elementary, Eric Hamber Secondary, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary, HURRY!

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1471 sqft

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666 LEG IN BOOT Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

666 Leg In Boot Square

Vancouver, British Columbia

Immerse yourself in this prestigious condo located in the world-renowned Waterfront False Creek area with an absolutely BREATHTAKING WATER VIEW & overlooking the picture-perfect Forever Marina View! Watch yachts sail past while enjoying the refreshing ocean breeze & mountain. Features 1000sqft of spacious layout, 2 roomy bedrooms, in-suite laundry, Double entry unit by elevator at 4th&5th floor using a FOB. Extra Den/Office with separate entrance at 5th floor.1 parking stall in a very secure underground parking facility. Be within steps to Granville Island, Ferries, Skytrain stn & path for walking, jogging, biking for miles along the bright & lush False Creek Seawall. Experience the resort-like lifestyle! Do not miss out on this rare opportunity. City of Vancouver PREPAID lease until 2036.

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1000 sqft

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129 West 45TH Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

129 West 45th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

A spectacular new contemporary residence built by ILA Developments Ltd in the heart of Oakridge hottest neighborhood. This luxury 3 level home boasts 6 bdrms, 6 baths & 990 SF 2 level, 2 bedrooms laneway home. Beautifully designed & exquisite finishes, wide S facing, bright open floor plan, master w/new spa-steam shower ensuite & w/i closet, marble countertops throughout, elegant living & dining rms w/9ft (up&down) 10ft main high ceilings, engineered wood, radiant heat, 2x fireplace, sensational media wine rm, smart home w/advanced technology system control smart phone/tablet. Close to schools, parks, 2-5-10 warranty. Price includes GST.

6 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 5176 sqft

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975 West 13TH Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

975 West 13th Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

Calling all first time buyers and investors. A great one bedroom, fully renovated, centrally located, that allows one dog or one cat. A classic floor plan with good room sizes, and an insuite storage/flex space (as well as an exterior storage space). Featuring a large, covered, south facing balcony with a pleasant and private outlook of trees & the garden. Many upgrades to the building including the roof in 2016. The strata is pro-active and the building well taken care of. Storage & parking included, no rental restrictions. Quick possession possible.

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 616 sqft

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88 West 1ST Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia

88 West 1st Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

Rare in market. For someone who wants to get a good-sized unit the great Olympic Village. Steps to the seawall, Craft Brewery, Tap & Barrel, Community Centre. Air conditioned, inside quiet unit of 517 s.f. One bedroom with den and one parking. 19 months new building with a stunning sunny infinity pool, gym, amenity room and playground. High-end finishes inside include Miele SS gas cooktop, Fisher & Paykel double-door fridge, engineered hardwood floors, quartz counters and huge closet with organizers. All measurements are approx. to be vertified by the Buyer if deemed important.

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 517 sqft

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