Neighbourhood Guide

Grandview Woodlands

East Side, Vancouver

Anchored by the famous Commercial Drive (aka The Drive), this eclectic and trendy neighbourhood has a funky urban vibe, friendly folks and tons of energy.

Eclectic, vibrant, energetic and idyllic.

Home of "The Drive", this iconic & diverse neighbourhood is spilling over with Italian heritage. This is a "must visit" type of neighbourhood, and if you spend enough time there, a "must live".

Grandview Woodlands is a quiet and affordable enclave with a blend of early century character homes, old growth tree-lined streets, big parks for families and four legged friends, fantastic schools and childcare facilities. Step on to “The Drive” and things change, the energy shifts and the fun kicks in. Entrenched with Italian heritage, the colourful Commercial Drive is a something that everyone should experience. 

On The Map

Grandview Woodlands is located on the east side of Vancouver and bordered by Victoria, Knight, Mount Pleasant East, Strathcona, Hastings, Renfrew and Renfrew Heights.


Trout Lake is the crown jewel of recreation in Grandview Woodland.

Trout Lake has an abundance of green space, beaches, boating, jogging trails and picnic areas.

 Greenspace is the name of the game and this community wins in spades. You’ll find large, open parks packed with amenities for the whole family. So much so, that it’s hard to list everything at your fingertips. 

Trout Lake obviously takes the park crown with it’s beaches, off-leash dog park, fresh water lake, boating, baseball fields, swimming rafts, trails and so much more. McSpadden Park is large in size and has a community garden & tennis courts. There’s also Victoria Park, Templeton Park and Garden Park.  All have their own features that cater to families and recreation.  


The recently renovated John Hendry Park centre is impressive.

The centre features a large fitness centre, an ice rink, pottery and art studios, performing arts, a full-size gym and a pre-school.

There’s seven elementary schools in Grandview Woodlands, including Lord Nelson Elementary, Britannia Elementary, Grandview Elementary, Queen Victoria Annex, Queen Alexandra Elementary, Tyee Elementary  and Laura Secord Elementary. Top rated secondary schools reside here as well like Gladstone Secondary, Templeton Secondary and Britannia Secondary  School.

Transit is a breeze in this community.  The 99 B-Line runs right down Broadway and the Commercial-Broadway Skytrain Station gives residents access to Downtown Vancouver in minutes.


Home of the iconic Commercial Drive, or affectionately known as "The Drive".

The Drive offers numerous ethnic eateries, vintage clothing shops, organic markets, yoga studios, art galleries, gift shops, some of the city’s best cafes and a energetic, fun & vibrant nightlife.

Commercial Drive, known as the “The Drive” is culturally rich and authentic, colourful shopping district and one of the best shopping, dining and nightlife districts you will find in the Vancouver,  Seeping in Italian history, the 8 blocks of Little Italy gives residents a true taste of Italian heritage. Hit up The Drive and explore over 300 distinct merchants, including quaint boutiques, an eclectic collection of restaurants, a vibrant live music and bar scene, dinner and dancing, theatres, coffee houses, specialty food stores and bakeries. It truely is a one of a kind experience. Welcome to The Drive.

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