RILEY PARK-LITTLE MOUNTAIN IS THE GREEN, VILLAGE-FEELING, ELECTRIC SIDE OF VANCOUVER. It’s where proud Victorian homes and centuries old maple trees mingle with pop-up shops, one-off clothing boutiques and a devoted group of mature, reflective people proud to belong to one of the city’s greatest neighbourhoods. Transit is here. Farmers Markets are here. Great schools are here. And now Eastpark is here, with homes that are simple in nature, intricate in design, that represent a welcomed addition to this special urban neighbourhood.

Yes, of course.

Coffee? Plenty.

The Little Mountain Coffee Company might actually be closer than the espresso machine in your kitchen – that’s how convenient it is. Plus Main Street receives critical acclaim for its array of authentic cafes and yummy bakeries.

Dining? Some of the best.

Eat deliciously, eat globally – and never leave Main Street. From Thai and sushi to French cuisine and veggie dishes at Acorn, you may tug-of-war between cooking at home or dining out.

Shopping? You bet.

This is not a chain-store neighbourhood, that’s a fact. Shopping on Main is so rewarding because of the independent boutiques and vintage clothing stores, brimming with bespoke creations and one-of-a-kind treasures.

Schools? Lots.

Yes, at least four public schools are quite close by. And some of the city’s most esteemed private schools are within a 10-minute drive, including Little Flower Academy and Vancouver College.

Farmers Market? Oh yes.

Vancouver’s only winter market is just five blocks away and is loaded with the city’s freshest fare, including countless food trucks serving everything from Aussie meat pies to Salvadorian cuisine.

Transit? Sure do.

Just outside your Main Street door are the buses you seek. It’s also a brisk walk to Skytrain, and there’s even a proposed new SkyTrain stop at 33rd and Cambie, just two blocks away.


Queen Elizabeth Park is more than magnificent: it’s the highest point in the city, making it a beacon of greenery and peacefulness for all. Come for the "dancing waters" fountain, the cherry trees in full bloom, the recreation woven throughout its 52 acres, or the breathtaking views from high atop the hill.


See the Canadians play ball at Nat Bailey – a glorious, summertime tradition you can walk to – or travel north on Main to explore the cultural and culinary wonders in other hip neighbourhoods, like Mount Pleasant and SE False Creek.


Less than five minutes away is Oakridge Centre, the region’s premier shopping. Or, if retail therapy isn’t your thing, try hitting the links at the Langara Golf Course or brushing up on your studies at Langara College.


If you crave fashion, knick-knacks and fresh food, you’ll delight in the local eateries, deliciously roasted coffee, and been-here-forever antique shops that dot Main Street. Plus, you’re close to Knight Street which takes you through the city, nice and fast.


Recreation-lovers will happily skate, swim laps or practice hatha yoga at nearby Hillcrest Community Centre. And those who yearn for natural beauty need look no further than the stunning panoramas from Seasons in the Park or the blooms at the Bloedel Conservatory.

1. Parks

There are three or more right in the ‘hood. And, with Queen Elizabeth Park just a stone’s throw away, your home cozies up to what is arguably the best greenspace in the entire city.

2. Bloedel Floral Conservatory

For a daily dose of sweet-smelling, floral beauty, look no further. The Bloedel Conservatory is a year-long tropical garden that features exotic plants and fluttering, multi-coloured birds.


Inside the 52-acres of Queen Elizabeth Park is a rare treasure indeed: one of the oldest Disc Golf courses in the province. What’s even more impressive is that it’s free to play!

4. Tennis

Walk on over to the 17 public courts that are ready and waiting for tennis players. Keeners can even join The Queen Elizabeth Tennis Club to be guaranteed a prime playing spot on Tuesday and Friday evenings from May to September.

5. Nat Bailey Stadium

Catch a summertime baseball game at Nat Bailey Stadium while enjoying a frosty cold beer, and then just walk yourself on home with the sounds of jazz playing all along Main Street.

6. Hillcrest Centre

Nearby Hillcrest offers a range of facilities, including an aquatic centre, fitness centre, ice rink, gymnasium, and multi-purpose rooms. It also houses the Vancouver Public Library’s Terry Salman Branch and the Vancouver Curling Club.


In every direction, the sights are pleasing: North to the snow-topped mountains. South and east to the energized hustle and bustle of city life. And west to the greenery that is Queen Elizabeth Park.