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3 More Neighbourhoods
Kerrisdale’s main shopping area is known to many as the "village." It's only 20 minutes from Vancouver's downtown and offers more than 200 diverse shops and services along quiet tree-lined streets. The business district is concentrated on West 41st Avenue between Maple and Larch Streets, stretching in a north-south direction along West and East Boulevards. Surrounding this area are older, gracious homes, newer additions to the neighbourhood, and both high and low-rise apartment buildings. Architecturally, the neighbourhood boasts many styles and structures listed in the Vancouver Heritage inventory.
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Eminently walkable, North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood stretches from the historic shipyards on the waterfront, up to Keith Road. Anchoring the neighbourhood to the south is Lonsdale Quay, with a public market and the SeaBus transit station. By the water, you’ll find restaurants and cafes offering spectacular views back to downtown Vancouver. Climbing up Lonsdale Avenue, the main thoroughfare, restaurants and cafes, especially those showcasing the cuisine of the local Persian community, make for a lovely stroll.
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Like so many of Metro Vancouver's best neighbourhoods, the theme of transformation is a big part of this former fishing village's bold history. Once one of the largest fishing ports in the world, the canneries and shipyards in this neighbourhood in the south of Richmond have become museums and historic sites where visitors can explore the depth of fishing's influence on the area. Even with all this change, visitors will still find fishing boats in the Fraser River marinas, fresh fish and chips on the boardwalk, and adorable local stores to browse.
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