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Shaughnessy is largely residential, with a higher-than-average proportion of heritage houses from the first half of last century. Several major arteries serve this otherwise serene area.

Local residents enjoy shopping areas in Arbutus to the west and Cambie Village to the northeast.

The eastern side of this area has two hospitals and the gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden. Shaughnessy is the city's geographic heart, between Queen Elizabeth Park and Arbutus.

One community near Shaughnessy has a community plan uthat has been recently completed:

Neighbourhood history and heritage

In 1885, the provincial government gave the CPR 6,000 acres of prime land in the heart of Vancouver. Of that, the company selected Shaughnessy Heights as the best location for its premier residential subdivision.

Events in Shaughnessy

Halloween Pumpkin Carving 5yrs+ 

Tue, Oct 25, 5:30pm–7:00pm

Halloween Carnival 2-10yrs 

Sat, Oct 29, 1:00pm–3:00pm

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News in Shaughnessy

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.

Initiatives in Shaughnessy

People looking at house

Heritage Action Plan

The Heritage Action Plan is a review of the policies and tools used to conserve and celebrate heritage resources.

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

Community organizations and events

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

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability. Find awards that recognize our city's excellence in arts, culture, and civic engagement.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Our zoning regulations govern how development occurs in Vancouver. Find a zoning map, zone descriptions, and the Zoning & Development Bylaw.