This area is primarily single-family residential, with some multi-family homes, and even highrises in the recently-developed Fraserlands along the Fraser River. Also in this area, Champlain Heights offer retail services and amenities in walking distance. For those seeking a reprieve from city activity, Everett Crowley Park's 40 hectares offer walking trails and an off-leash area for dogs. Killarney is in the southeastern corner of the city, bordering Burnaby and the Fraser River.

Neighbourhood history and heritage

Although the first settlers arrived in the late 1800s, Killarney remained an area of second growth forest and farms until after WWII. The first non-native settler to the area was William Rowling in 1868.

A surveyor in the British military, he received the only land military grant in Vancouver for his service to the British Empire. Before long Rowling and his family owned 3.5 kilometres of land along the Fraser River shoreline, including all of Killarney's riverfront land.

Initiatives in Killarney

Replacing Firehall No. 5

Firehall No.5 will be reconstructed at its current site and a temporary firehall will operate during the construction period.

Road closures and construction

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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.

Growing food

Learn about how we support residents to grow food through community gardens and orchards, urban farming, backyard hens, and honey beekeeping.