Sunrise is best known as the home of the Pacific National Exhibition, at Hastings Park. The area is mainly residential, with shops and services along Hastings Street's East Village and in pockets along other major streets. Sunrise is an ethnically diverse and working-class area that also attracts young professionals. On its north slope, Sunrise has impressive views across Burrard Inlet and the mountains, while to the east it borders the City of Burnaby, at Boundary Road.
One community near Sunrise has a community plan underway: