VANCOUVER KERRISDALE

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“Kerry’s Dale” was named after a rail station itself named after a woman’s home in Scotland. It was originally a municipality of Point Grey before 1929. Point Grey having such a prestigious reputation, Kerrisdale would be like the sister that travelled more to discover herself. Starting out Scottish and Irish and taking on British character, the neighbourhood began to change in the 80s with more immigrants from Hong Kong, Korea, Spain, Germany, Japan. The architecture started to changed from rustic to being mixed with modern large homes. The historic architecture was a mix of Tudor revival, English Storybook, Craftsman. Newer homes either preserved some of this character or were rebuilt to Moderne, Millenium builds.

Basement suites for students and exchange students began to become a popular means of mortgage help. This demand evolved to development of apartment blocks around popular schools in the area. The main intersection 41st Ave & West Boulevard offers hobby shop feel. There are custom shops including tailor, garden, small department stores, shoes, tea, bakeries, and restaurants.

The author grew up in this area and has a special attachment to the brick paths and the creative mom and pops stores that came and went along 41st Ave @ W.Boulevard. The southern parts of kerrisdale have large homes on tree lined streets. The area is not trendy like Kits or yaletown, its is proud of its toned down taste that works well for young families, professionals, and retirees alike. The mix of shopping, and great schools will continue to attract people to this charming neighbourhood.

The Arbutus Greenway is developing and offers an 8Km bikeway, walkway from Kitsilano to Kerrisdale to Marpole. Don’t forget to stop for a coffee or shop along the way.

Kerrisdale Village Shopping Area
Arbutus Park
Elm Park
Fraser River ParkDog Park
Kerrisdale Centennial ParkPlayground
Malkin Park
Maple Grove ParkPlayground
McCleery Golf Course
McCleery Park
Arbutus Greenway

Playgrounds

Kids love the outdoors!

Dog Park

Fraser River Park

Kerrisdale Villagealong 41st Ave.
West BoulevardVariety of shops along this street
Hills of Kerrisdale
Blake & RileyChildren’s Clothing
Faubourg, La CuissonFrench cafe pattisserie
Honolulu coffee
Golden Ocean SeafoodDim Sum
West Point Cycles
Chi Noodle Bar
Ajisai Sushi Bar
Hills of Kerrisdale
Faubourg French Patisserie, coffee
Golden Ocean Dim Sum
Arbutus Greenway will run from Kits to Kerrisdale to Marpole
Barra 41Cocktails
Gallery 88 Art Gallery
BBT Cafe
Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor ArenaIce skating
Kerrisdale Park
Adonia Tea House
Arbutus Greenway
Arbutus Village shopping, people watching
Ajisai Sushi Bar
Secret Garden Tea
Barra 41 Mediterranean Bar
Secret Garden Tea
Kerrisdale Elementary
York House Private all girls school
  • K-7: Kerrisdale elementary, Kerrisdale Annex, Quilchena Elementary, Maple Grove Elementary, McKechnie Elementary
  • Point Grey Secondary
  • Crofton House K-12, Private School for girls
  • York House 8 – 12, Private School; All Females; AP Program
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