Hastings-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. Hastings-Sunrise is an ethnically diverse and working-class area that also attracts young professionals. On its north slope, Hastings-Sunrise has impressive views across Burrard Inlet and the mountains, while to the east it borders the City of Burnaby, at Boundary Road.

The western edge of Hastings-Sunrise is included in the community plan underway for:

Neighbourhood history and heritage

Hastings-Sunrise sits on the northern half of a block of land which the provincial government set aside in 1863 for a town they expected to develop along the shores of what was considered one of the finest harbours on the West Coast. Although it was Gastown farther west that eventually developed into the great port city, a small resort, New Brighton, did develop on the shoreline roughly where New Brighton Park is today.

Initiatives in Hastings-Sunrise

Road closures and construction

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Explore public art

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Grants and awards

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Growing food

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