Sunset

Sunset

Sunset is an ethnically diverse, working-class area filled with single family homes, low-rise apartments, and small retail shops. The area is an Indo-Canadian hub in Vancouver. Both Main Street and Fraser Street are vibrant shopping areas lined with many independently owned stores and restaurants. Sunset is in south-central Vancouver, east of Langara Golf Course, and slopes from the Mountain View cemetery down to the Fraser River.

One community near Sunset has a community plan completed:

Neighourhood history and heritage

Sunset was one of the earliest communities to be settled in the Vancouver area. The first families to inhabit South Vancouver came to the banks of the North Arm of the Fraser River to farm, fish and log.

News in Sunset

'Brief Encounters Rekindled, Act 2' by Pia Massie (filmmaker) and Wen Wei Wang (photo by yvonne chow)

Archived - Get involved in the arts with local artists at parks and community centres

Jul 04, 2013 – The Vancouver Park Board has selected over 20 local artists to take up studio residencies at parks and community centres. Artists will develop their work, engage the community, and increase participation in the arts. Learn about the new artist groups and their studio locations.

Sunset Community Centre youth worker and volunteers

Archived - Youth think outside the composting barrel

Jun 26, 2013 – Youth volunteers in Vancouver’s Sunset neighbourhood are getting valuable work experience … in addition to helping their community.

LINK performance photo

Archived - LINK community dance 2013 showcase

Mar 28, 2013 – Read the news about the 2013 Link Showcase, an annual performance and celebration of community dance in Vancouver, at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre Studio Theatre.

Community organizations and events

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

Find out how your area is zoned

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

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Sunset Community Vision Plan

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

Read the Sunset Community Vision Plan  8.66 MB

Growing more local food for healthier communities

Locally grown food is fresher, tastier, and healthier. It is also easier on the planet.

Find a community garden

Supporting healthy and vibrant communities

Arts and culture activities are part of a thriving community

The City of Vancouver offers grants to communities for events and projects related to the environment, arts and culture, social development, and sports.

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