The Neighbourhood

We are located in Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, 6 blocks east of Chinatown and the exquisite Dr Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden. On your way to Chinatown you will pass the Strathcona Community Center. If you’re up early enough you can witness the (mostly) Chinese people doing Tai Chi in McLean Park, and pass by a small but really beautiful Buddhist Temple. When you reach Chinatown you are half way downtown. Gastown is just north of Chinatown. One block to the east of us is the Ray-Cam Community Center, seven blocks east is the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center, and Commercial Drive. At the other end of our block is the Ukrainian Cultural Centre and around the corner is the Russian Hall and a small Russian Orthodox church. We are a 20-minute walk to Science World, Pacific Central bus and train station (VIA rail and Amtrak), and the Main St or Stadium Skytrain stations. For further transit info go to use E Pender @ Campbell Ave as a departure point for trip planning. We are a block away from Hastings Street (Hwy 7a) which is a major transportation artery. The transit service from here is great. The following car share programs operate in our neighbourhood: EVO, Car2Go and MODO. We are 4 short blocks north of the Adanac bike route- leading downtown to the west or towards Commercial Drive to the East. Vancouver has a community bike share program in place- Mobi- wit a bike station 1 block away. If your visit to Vancouver is to work or relax, you just might want to stay in Strathcona. Walk over to Union Market, a corner store unlike any other. They bake their own bread, and the tables outside are a great place to watch the cyclists whiz by.