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Kerrisdale

Kerrisdale is primarily a residential area, and has many long-time residents. Its residential streets are lined with sweeping, grand old trees. Kerrisdale Village is the main shopping area, and one of the first to introduce specially designed street furniture to beautify the main shopping streets. Kerrisdale is in the south-western section of the city, sloping down to the Fraser River.

One community near Kerrisdale has a community plan that has been recently completed:

Neighbourhood history and heritage

The first settlers in Kerrisdale were the Irish McCleery brothers, who came to the area in 1867 to farm the meadows where the golf course now bearing their name is located. When the Steveston fish canneries began to flourish, a need for workers prompted the CPR to construct a railway from Vancouver to Lulu Island. The "Sockeye Special," as it was called, went through the heart of Kerrisdale, providing transportation for the first influx of people.

Events in Kerrisdale

The 2016 Big Draw Festival 

Sat, Oct 1, 1:00pm–3:00pm

Prince & Princess Party 3-6yrs 

Sat, Oct 8, 10:30am–11:45am

Prince & Princess Party 3-6yrs 

Sat, Oct 8, 12:45pm–2:00pm

Calendar of events

News in Kerrisdale

Railroad crossing

Archived - CP Rail activities community update

Jul 22, 2015 – We are working with CP Rail and Transport Canada to ensure railway operations on the Arbutus Corridor are as safe as possible, while advising them of our concerns. We have asked for an operating plan and 48 hours notice when rail activities restart. Find out how to stay informed on CPR updates.

Initiatives in Kerrisdale

Shannon Mews Park

Shannon Mews Park

A new 0.285 hectare park is part of the redevelopment of Shannon Mews. The park will feature heritage elements, native landscaping, and a natural playground.

Arbutus Ridge-Kerrisdale-Shaughnessy Community Vision Plan

A Community Vision Plan is the result of a comprehensive, collaborative local planning process.

Read the Arbutus Ridge-Kerrisdale-Shaughnessy Community Vision Plan  1.85 M

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