Answers from Our Experts (1)
Being one of the newest – and most controversial – neighborhoods in Vancouver has given Olympic Village quite big shoes to fill. It was created as a spot to house athletes during the 2010 Winter Olympics, with the suites then being converted to residences for the booming condo market. It has seen its share fair of bumps and detractors, but is definitely growing in popularity, in no small part because of the stunning False Creek location. While it’s taken a few years for the area to fill out, it has matured to its potential. The area has casual restaurants with massive patios perfect for a suny afternoon, friendly coffee shops, a modern community centre outfitted with gym, as well as a upscale grocery store. The Village is getting busier by the day, and on a beautiful day there’s plenty of prime waterfront space to enjoy and it’s easily accessible via bike lanes and the Canada Line Olympic Village station. Public art is also a key component of the neighbourhood; The Birds is an installation by Myfawny MacLeod that draws plenty of onlookers and amateur photographers.