Neighborhood Guide

From galleries to breweries to climbing gyms, there’s a lot going on in our new neighborhood. Here’s a short list. If you have more to add, let us know!

Restaurants, Cafés, Bars  and Breweries

Red Truck Beer Company | 295 East 1st Ave | 2 minute walk from campus
Red Truck Beer Company is a craft brewery located in Vancouver, BC. We offer award winning beer, growler fills, live music, a full menu, and all day brunch.

Brassneck Brewery | 2148 Main St | 9 minute walk from campus
Craft brewery featuring a chill, rustic tasting room with draft beer, plus a shop for growler fills.

Main Street Brewing | 261 East 7th Ave | 9 minute walk from campus
Main Street Brewing Co. resides in one of Vancouver’s few surviving industrial heritage buildings, the “Vancouver Breweries Garage” (1913), in the historic Brewery Creek district.

The Whip | 209 East 6th Ave | 9 minute walk from campus
A neighbourhood favourite in a funky loft space featuring a rotating exhibition of local artists. The menu showcases local microbrews and features market fresh and organic vegetarian dishes, burgers, Ocean Wise fish, and locally-sourced meat dishes.

The Narrow Lounge | 1898 Main St | 7 minute walk from campus
Drinks & elevated bar eats, including flatbreads, tacos & sandwiches, in a moody, low-lit space.

Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub | 1601 Main St | 8 minute walk from campus
Drop in soon for a true, 20oz Imperial Perfect Pint and delicious pub fare.

Nuba | 146 East 3rd Ave | 8 minute walk from campus
In addition to Nuba’s signature Lebanese fare, fresh-squeezed juices and exceptional coffees, it also features Middle Eastern baked goods, breads, pastries, and organic retail products.

VCC Cafeteria | 1155 East Broadway | Second floor of Building A | 19 minute walk from campus
Quizine Kitchen at the Broadway campus is run by students from the International culinary arts program. The entrees change daily and are available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and grab & go items are available all day.

Kranky Café | 216 East 4th Ave | 6 minute walk from campus
Kranky Cafe is a neighbourhood coffee shop. The baking is home style, made in house, gluten free & vegan friendly. If you are searching for an escape from the daily grind, away from the mainstream, Kranky is the perfect spot.

Momento Café | 577 Great Northern Way |Inside the Centre for Digital Media | 5 minute walk from campus
We’re about community – so we source local. We are dedicated to making excellent coffee for everyone that passes through our doors.

Beta 5 Chocolates | 413 Industrial Ave | 11 minute walk from campus
We craft unique, modern chocolates and confections from premium ingredients.

Useful Things

Kingsgate Mall | 370 East Broadway | 12 minute walk from campus
Kingsgate Mall offers plenty of shopping choices in a wonderful, central location. We also have a public library and liquor store.


Grunt Gallery | 350 East 2nd Ave | 3 minute walk from campus
Vancouver artist centre formed in 1984. Exhibitions, performances, artist talks, publications, and special projects.

Catriona Jeffries | 274 East 1st  Ave | 3 minute walk from campus
One of Canada’s pre-eminent spaces for contemporary art, recognized internationally for its ongoing, rigorous contribution to contemporary art discourse.

Winsor Gallery | 258 East 1st  Ave | 4 minute walk from campus
Winsor Gallery has distinguished itself locally, nationally, and internationally as a premier source for contemporary art.

Macaulay & Co293 E 2nd Ave | 4 minute walk from campus
Macaulay & Co. Fine Art was founded in 2012 with a program focused on interdisciplinary, concept, space and politically based approaches in a variety of media.

Monte Clark Gallery | 525 Great Northern Way | 2 minute walk from campus
The gallery exhibits and promotes the work of contemporary Canadian artists alongside a selection of international artists, situating the gallery platform in a global and historical context.

Equinox Gallery | 525 Great Northern Way | 2 minute walk from campus
The Equinox Gallery of Vancouver is a modern and contemporary art gallery run by Andy Sylvester.

Recreation and Fitness

China Creek Park | 1001 East 7th Ave | 16 minute walk from campus
China Creek North is a large open space with a popular jogging track, open fields, and playground.

Dude Chilling Park | 2390 Brunswick St | 8 minute walk from campus
Dude Chilling Park is a sign installation, originally created as a prank, which now has official public art status.

The Hive Bouldering Gym | 520 Industrial Ave | 14 minute walk from campus
A vast space for climbers of all skill levels offering bouldering courses, youth camps & events.

Cliffhanger Climbing Gym | 670 Industrial Ave |16 minute walk from campus
Over 8000 sq. feet of climbing, steep bouldering, 40 foot ceiling, 60 foot overhang