Vancouver Renfrew



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Renfrew is often confused with Renfrew-Collingwood which is an unofficial combination of Renfrew Heights and Collingwood. Renfrew is considered part of Hastings-Sunrise. Renfrew is a middle-class mix of multicultural families including Italians, Cantonese, Vietnamese, other European. The neighbourhood attracted lots of independent restaurants and cafe’s along Hastings and East Village attracts shoppers from around the city.

With arteries of Hastings street, 1st Ave, Boundary, Nainaimo, and Renfrew | Rupert skytrain stations near Broadway to the south, there are a lot of transit options. Much of the growth of this up and coming neighbourhood is from the great restaurants and transit. Being one of the older communities, there is history and charm in this area considered one of the more affordable in Vancouver. There are big streets lined with trees, and growing areas of townhomes and condos.

Hastings Park, Rupert Park, PNE, Thunderbird Community offers plenty to take advantage of when living in this neighbourhood – there are gyms, swimming, fitness centres, dance classes, raquetball, maker labs, STEM learning labs for kids – plenty of strong community offerings. There are variety of parks around for golf, jogging, skateboarding, and walking.

Hastings Community ParkPlayground, splash area
Empire Field
Adanac Park
Charles Park
Rupert ParkPitch and Putt, playground
Garden Park
Kaslo ParkPlayground
Sanctuary Pond
Sunrise ParkDog Park, Playground
John Hendry Park (Trout Lake)Dog Park, playground, jogging trail
Clinton ParkPlayground
Pandora ParkPlayground


Kids love the outdoors!

Dog Parks

Sunrise, John Hendry Park

East Village along Hastings is a cornucopia of restaurants and shopping. It attracts vancouverites from all over.

East Village
Laksa KingBurmese cuisine
Red WagonDiner, Brunch, restaurant
El PulgarcitoMexican Restaurant
London Drugs
Pine House Bakery
Polonia sausage house
Rondel cafe
East cafevegetarian options
East Vanity Parlour

Red Wagon Diner

Pulled Pork Pancakes

East Vanity Parlour

Neighbourhood with an artistic flare. East Village has creative retail outlets and restaurants. Famous PNE provides summertime fun and festive mood around the neighbourhood.

Jackalopes Neighbourhood Dive Barmetal music cafe
East End Billiards
Kiwassa Neighbourhood house
What’s up? Hot Dog!vegan pub
Pacific National Exhibitionconcerts, playland
Templeton park poolswimming pool

Kiwassa Neighbourhood house

PNE at sunset

  • Sir Matthew Begbie K – 7
  • Garibaldi (Nelson Annex) K – 4
  • Chief Maquinna K – 7 Strongstart
  • Dr A.R. Lord K – 7
  • Our Lady Of Sorrows K – 7
  • Thunderbird K – 7
  • Templeton 8 – 12 AP, minischool
  • Notre Dame 8 – 12 Catholic independent
  • Vancouver Technical8 – 12 French imm, AP, Summit, Flex humanities
  • Britannia 8 – 12 IB Prog, hockey academy, venture program
  • Stratford Hall 8 – 12 IB Prog, Independent school
  • Windermere 8 – 12, AP Prog, Leadership, Athena Arts

Sir Matthew Begbie Elementary

Templeton Secondary

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