West End is a historic downtown neighbourhood. The location to Sunset Beach brings many water-lovers to this neighbourhood and also makes this a popular tourist neighbourhood. There is plenty of shopping, people watching, and delicious dining to be had in the West End. From cafes, libraries, movie theatres, and cocktail bars, this neighbourhood has plenty to offer its residents.
Parks and Green Space - West End
Right outside the boundaries of this neighbourhood sits Stanley Park
. Stanley Park is a huge, 405-hectare public park that is surrounded by the English Bay
and the Burrard Inlet
. Within the actual neighbourhood is a long stretch of Sunset Beach and Sunset Beach Park. There are also a couple of smaller neighbourhood parks throughout the West End. Nelson Park is one of those parks that has green space and walking paths, spots for a picnic and an off-leash dog park.
Most of the real estate in the neighbourhood is made up of mid-rise and high-rise strata and rental buildings. On top of that, there are also older homes and some low-rise buildings. Most of the homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s and plenty of the older homes have actually been renovated. West End condos for sale