Vancouver Arbutus



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Arbutus and surrounding area began as railbed development along the north-south arbutus corridor. During the 40s and 50s, sand was brought in from False Creek to fill in the swampy area to begin residential development. Consisting of mostly tree line streets, and single family, homes, there is a mix of residents from young professionals, students, and seniors.

Because of the proximity of the area to Downtown, the Kitsilano beach, and Kerrisdale boutique shopping, it is a very desirable neighbourhood. The 2 largest demographic age ranges are 40-64, and 19-under. There is a mix of single family homes, townhouses, low-rise, high-rise, and older homes with heritage styling.

Arbutus has some of the top private schools in Vancouver and is therefore a desirable area for young families. Arbutus is a quiet area and feels like a an oasis away from the major stores/malls. There are still to be found many local dining, and retail stores especially north along nearby Broadway St.

Arbutus VillagePlayground
Carnarvon ParkPlayground
Park site Puget Drive
Park on Quesnel Drive
Park on Trafalgar
Prince of Wales ParkJogging trail
Quilchena ParkDog Park, Playground, jogging trails
Ravine Park
Trafalgar ParkPlayground


Kids love the outdoors!

Dog Park

Quilchena Park

Arbutus Shopping centre
The Patty Shop
Choices Market
Sweet Obsession
Yuwa japanese cuisine
Loblaws City market
Thomas Haas Patisserie
Thomas Haas Patisserie
Sweet Obsession
Arbutus Centre under construction (@ floor level 2019)

Dance Co.
Arbutus ClubRecreation centre
Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club
Pulse Cycling Studio
Arbutus Club Athletic Centre
Dance Co.
Trafalgar Elementary
  • Trafalgar K – 7
  • Carnarvon K – 7
  • St John’s K – 7, Independent, IB Program
  • Madrona School K – 10, Independent
  • Lord Kitchener K-7
  • St. Augustine’s K-7 Catholic Independent
  • Prince Of Wales 8 – 12, AP, TREK Program
  • Kitsilano 8-12, French Immersion, AP Program
  • St John’s 8 – 12, IB program, Independent
  • Little Flower 8-12, Catholic Independent, AP Program, all female
  • York House 8 – 12, Private, all females, AP
  • Point Grey 8-12, AP Program, mini school
Prince of Wales Secondary
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