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Fairview

Fairview

Fairview is home to one of Vancouver's most popular attractions, Granville Island, and also to Gallery Row in the South Granville shopping district. Fairview is in the central section of the city, from Granville Island along scenic False Creek to Science World, and south to Shaughnessy.

Neighourhood history and heritage

Less than 100 years ago the False Creek and Fairview Slopes area were a forest of huge fir trees. Fairview was named in 1886 by CPR Land Commissioner L.A. Hamilton. Hamilton's survey established the numbered system of east-west avenues and named the cross streets after trees.

News in Fairview

A character home in Shaughnessy

Archived - First Shaughnessy designated Heritage Conservation Area

Sep 29, 2015 – The First Shaughnessy Heritage Conservation Area will protect historic homes from demolition while allowing for modest density increases, where appropriate.

Cars parked on street

Archived - Cambie Village parking permits expire February 28

Jan 28, 2014 – Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew your permit online, over the phone, or in person at City Hall, starting February 1.

Cars parked on street

Archived - South Granville parking permits expire February 28

Jan 28, 2014 – Remember to renew your annual residential parking permit. Renew your permit online, over the phone, or in person at City Hall, starting February 1.

Transportation options and projects in your neighbourhood

Granville street 1919 to 2012

Streets and Transportation

Vancouver is responsible for building and maintaining our roads, sidewalks and public spaces, managing how city streets are used, and creating land use and urban design policies

SkyTrain extension

Commuters on a crowded bus on Broadway

Broadway SkyTrain extension

Learn more about the rapid transit options being considered for the Broadway Corridor to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.

Find out how your area is zoned

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

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Arts and culture activities are part of a thriving community

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