3 things to do at this hidden waterfront neighbourhood in Vancouver!

3 things to do at this hidden waterfront neighbourhood in Vancouver!

The 80 River District at Marine Drive Station laying over with a Canada Line train arriving at the SkyTrain station in the background.

The East Fraser Lands, located along the Fraser River between Kerr Street and Boundary Road in south Vancouver, was home to the White Pine Sawmill for 75 years — an industrial powerhouse to BC’s forestry industry. Since its closure in 2001, the area has transformed into a master-planned residential neighbourhood known as River District, becoming Vancouver’s last waterfront neighbourhood in the process.

Easily accessible by the 31 Metrotown Station / River District and 80 Marine Drive Station / River District, we’re showing you what to check out when you visit this hidden waterfront neighbourhood in the City of Vancouver!

1. Walk or bike along the Fraser River

There is a walking and cycling path along the Fraser River that takes you as far west as Kent and Argyle Streets in Vancouver and as far east as the Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park! This path is comfortable most cyclists as it is a mix of a protected bike lane and local street bikeway.

(Psst — do you know how to mount a bike on the bus yet?)

2. Go dog spotting

With wide walkways and many parks in River District, it’s a doggie paradise no matter where you are in this area. On a typical day, you’ll see many dogs strolling along in the streets, or just playing around in the park! Located up the hill from River District is Everett Crowley Park where there’s an off-leash dog area.

3. Check out the food!

There’s a growing number of restaurants in the neighbourhood! Whether it’s bubble tea from Boketto or getting the B.O.M. special at Romer’s Burger Bar, you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy your hunger.