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This website provides up to date listing information on the Cambie neighbourhood in Vancouver, BC, showing all active houses for sale. Please feel free to contact us for an evaluation on your property or to view any of these listings.

Located atop Vancouver’s highest point, Cambie is home of Queen Elizabeth Park. Known for its abundance of medical facilities including Shaughnessy Hospital, BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, this area stretches from 16th Avenue to 41st Avenue and from Oak Street to Main Street. Main Street is also the home of Antique Row. Located between 16th and King Edward Avenues, this interesting shopping area is filled with antique shops, unique second-hand stores, and curio shops.

Braemar Park
895 W 27th Avenue (@ Willow Street)

Cartier Park
390 E 36th Avenue (@ Prince Edward Street)

Douglas Park Community Centre
801 West 22nd Avenue Vancouver, BC

Grimmett Park
169 E 19th Avenue (@ Quebec Street)

Heather Park
702 W 18th Avenue (@ Heather Street)

Hillcrest Pool
4501 Clancy Loranger Way (@ Midlothian Avenue)

Langara Golf Course
6706 Alberta Street (@ W 49th Avenue)

Nat Bailey Stadium
4601 Ontario Street (@ W 30th Avenue)

Prince Edward Park
3773 Prince Edward Street (@ E 21st Avenue)

Queen Elizabeth Park
4600 Cambie Street (@ W 29th Avenue)

Riley Park Community Centre
50 E 30th Avenue (@ Ontario Street)

Edith Cavell Elementary School

Edith Cavell Elementary School is an excellent place to learn! There are approximately 300 students who are from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The school is named after the dynamic and heroic British nurse, Edith Cavell. It opened in 1908 with the current name selected in 1920. The present building was opened in 1940. The building was seismically upgraded to resist major earthquake damage and then in 2000 was upgraded with an elevator and ramp to allow wheelchair access.

Contact:

(604) 713-4932


Ecole Saint Sacrement
Blessed Sacrament Elementary School 

As a French Immersion school, we offer children the opportunity to learn to communicate in French at school and in society. Our aim is to help each student develop oral and written fluency in French, while learning about French heritage.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

Our goal is to increase the students’ awareness of God’s goodness, and His presence and action in their lives. Through basic teachings of our Catholic faith, we strive to develop in the students an ability to weigh moral values with an upright conscience; and to encourage an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus Christ and the Christian (Church) community.

This will be achieved through daily prayer , daily study of the Word of God, participation in liturgical and para-liturgical celebrations and the daily experience of living in a Christian Community

Contact:

(604) 876 7211


Emily Carr Elementary School

Emily Carr Elementary School’s motto is ‘Working Together’. The school promotes a climate of caring and sharing and students experience a safe, non-threatening, warm and supportive environment. High standards of behaviour and attitude are fostered while acknowledging each student’s achievement or contribution as a means of encouraging each student’s sense of self-worth.

Students are encouraged to study diligently, practice responsible behaviour, participate in games and physical education, take the opportunity to serve in various clubs of the school and to use both work and leisure time wisely.

The school programs follow the provincial guidelines and the specific content areas, methodologies and learning materials/activities are determined by each teacher although discussion, cooperative planning and shared activities take place amongst staff. The English Second Language students are integrated into the regular age classes.

School-wide personal safety and decision-making programs are in place with trained staff. Our students perform extremely well in their academic pursuits. Emily Carr is also involved in the Early Literacy Project, and the 4-8 Literacy Project, training teachers to track students’ reading and writing behaviours and to teach based on this information.

Emily Carr Elementary School has an active music program with junior and senior bands and a choir which perform at assemblies, concerts, special events, and at choral and band festivals. The Intramural Student Council actively promotes a number of student activities. There are noon-hour intra-mural sports as well as participation in interschool cross country, soccer, volleyball, and floor hockey.

Contact:

(604) 713-4941


Eric Hamber Secondary

Eric Hamber Secondary School is a large public secondary school located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It offers a variety of advanced classes and is notable for its many wins in the field of sports.

The school is named after Eric Hamber, former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

The school colours, maroon and light blue, were the colours used by Eric Hamber’s race horses.

Contact:

(604) 713-8927


Montessori Children’s Community Preschool

The Montessori Children’s Community opened September 5, 2006 in the heart of the Cambie/Oakridge area in Vancouver.

The Montessori Children’s Community is committed to supporting the wholesome growth and development of the human personality during the formative years of childhood. This is through the work of Dr. Maria Montessori. In this way, we can assist the child, not only in his natural quest for knowledge and independence, but also in his task of creating himself and in striving to realize his potential. This embodies Dr. Montessori’s principle of education as an aid to life.

The Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia has been granted special permission to develop a Montessori prepared environment for children 3 to 6+ years of age following the criteria required by the Association Montessori Internationale for school recognition. Currently some B.C. regulations restrict Montessori schools from following such criteria.

The Montessori Children’s Community will be a Pilot Project for British Columbia. The objectives of this Project are to establish a model class to demonstrate the excellent quality A.M.I. criteria promote and secondly, by working in collaboration with the Community Care Licensing Office in Vancouver to define a procedure that can be followed by other Montessori schools in B.C. which choose to operate according to A.M.I. requirements.

Contact:

(604) 261-0864


Vancouver Tamlud Torah School

The Montessori Children’s Community opened September 5, 2006 in the heart of the Cambie/Oakridge area in Vancouver.

Tamlud Torah School is a Jewish community day school located in the Greater Vancouver metropolitan area of British Columbia, Canada. They offer programs for preschoolers to seventh graders in a dual curriculum learning environment. Vancouver Talmud Torah is a place for children to learn, to discover, and to thrive. Their dedicated faculty work hard to create meaningful learning experiences in all aspects of the curriculum. Core subjects, Judaic studies, specialty classes (art, music, drama, physical education and technology) and a myriad of field trips, special guests, leadership opportunities and innovative programs foster the vibrant and dynamic learning environment.

Contact:

(604) 736-7307


General Brock Elementary School

General Brock Elementary School is a small community-based school located at 33rd and Main. Brock has a history of 100 years, expanding from one original wooden building to the present three buildings. There are approximately 215 students attending and they represent a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Twenty–six languages are spoken with over half of our students speaking English as their second language.

Contact:

(604) 713-5245


General Wolfe Elementary

Wolfe School is committed to nurturing the development of the whole child both as an individual and as a functioning member of our community. Wolfe School strives to engage all students in activities that will foster the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes needed to meet the challenges of being lifelong learners and global citizens.

Contact:

(604) 713-4914

Douglas Park Community Centre


This recreation facility has a long history, one entwined with that of beautiful Douglas Park. The building site was once the location for a popular park pavilion which stood from 1928 until the Douglas Park Community Hall was constructed in 1966 and has evolved over the decades into one of Vancouver’s most popular neighbourhood recreational facilities. Located near the centre of Douglas Park’s tree-lined 13 acres, the community centre offers a wide range of programs for all ages but with a strong focus on preschool and school age activities. New programming for youth has resulted in a featured skateboard activity along with expanded offerings for seniors and people with disabilities. A half gymnasium, popular exercise room and numerous activity rooms round out this facility’s jam-packed recreational agenda.

Hillcrest Center

The newly opened Hillcrest Centre, a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, provides a gathering place for community to enjoy recreational activities in a spectacular setting. The Hillcrest Centre was converted from its role as curling and wheelchair curling 2010 Games competition venue, to a stunning facility featuring Vancouver’s newest and largest pool complex with indoor and outdoor pools. In addition, it boasts a community centre, an NHL-sized ice rink, a public library (Terry Salman Branch), Vancouver Curling Club, fitness centre including an indoor cycling room, gymnasium, dance studio, several multi-purpose spaces, pre-school, out-door field houses and Park Board administration offices. Located at Ontario Street and East 30th Avenue, the centre is surrounded to the west and north by Queen Elizabeth and Hillcrest parks. These parks support formal gardens, the Bloedel Conservatory, a pitch & putt golf course, newly renovated playfields and Nat Bailey Baseball Stadium

Vancouver Heritage Housing

In April 1983, City Council initiated a Heritage Conservation Program. Both Council and the Vancouver Heritage Commission (then known as the Heritage Advisory Committee) realized that a comprehensive management program was necessary to identify the city’s heritage resources, to develop incentives to assist in the conservation of those resources, and to create a greater awareness and understanding of our built heritage. There are three main components to the Heritage Program.

Vancouver Heritage Register

By the end of 1986, Vancouver’s centennial year, City Council adopted the Vancouver Heritage Register (then known as the Heritage Inventory) which included buildings, landscapes, monuments and archaeological sites that have heritage significance. A site does not have to be designated to be included on the Register. There are approximately 2,400 resources listed on the Register ranging from workers cottages and utilitarian warehouses to elaborately decorated mansions and commercial buildings. The Vancouver Heritage Register [pdf] is a valuable record of the development and change that has occurred in Vancouver’s history. Approximately 21% (about 500) sites are municipally designated [see the Heritage Bylaw].

Heritage Management Plan

The Heritage Management Plan includes a program of incentives and protective measures that are aimed at promoting the conservation of our heritage resources. Incentives such as zoning by-law, subdivision by-law and parking by-law relaxations, density bonuses and transfers, and permit fast tracking encourage the restoration and continued use of heritage buildings. Protective measures include designation, heritage revitalization agreements, heritage alteration permits, heritage inspections, impact assessments, temporary protection, the withholding of approvals and permits, heritage control periods and heritage site maintenance standards.

Public Education and Information Program

This aspect of the Heritage Conservation Program provides information to the public on heritage issues and appropriate conservation techniques. Initiatives such as the annual Heritage Awards which recognize efforts that further the goal of heritage conservation are also an important part of the Heritage Program. The Heritage Plaque Program identifies municipally designated heritage sites with a distinctive bronze plaque and serves to acknowledge conservation efforts of building owners. It also increases public awareness of our built heritage and of our history.

What is the Vancouver Heritage Register?

The Vancouver Heritage Register [PDF] is the cornerstone of the City’s Heritage program. Adopted in 1986 (then known as the Heritage Inventory), it is a policy and guideline document which includes approximately 2,150 buildings, and 131 landscapes, monuments and archaeological sites. To be included on the Register, sites must be identified as having heritage value and/or heritage character and be at least 20 years old. The Register is a planning tool which provides a valuable record of Vancouver’s heritage.

How Was the Heritage Register Completed and How Are Buildings Evaluated?

A comprehensive architectural survey of the city was completed by a study team that looked at every street in the City to identify notable buildings. This work, together with additional historical research on the buildings, was used to evaluate each building according to the following criteria: (1) architectural significance; (2) historical significance; (3) the extent to which the original context of the building and its surroundings remain; and (4) the degree of alteration to the exterior of the building.

To be included on the Heritage Register, a site is evaluated as outlined above, and in so doing it must be identified as having heritage value and/or heritage character. Heritage value means historical, cultural, aesthetic, scientific or educational worth. Heritage character means the overall effect produced by traits or features which give a property or an area its distinctive quality. There can be different degrees and kinds of value and character. A rare example of a once-common building type may be of considerable value in one neighbourhood over a similar building in another area where that building type is more prevalent.

What do the “A”, “B” and “C” Evaluation Categories Mean?

These categories are general classifications and are based on any combination of historic, architectural, cultural, spiritual, scientific or social values.

A – Primary Significance
Represents the best examples of a style or type of building; may be associated with a person or event of significance.

B – Significant
Represents good examples of a particular style or type, either individually or collectively; may have some documented historical or cultural significance in a neighbourhood.

C – Contextual or Character
Represents those buildings that contribute to the historic character of an area or streetscape, usually found in groupings of more than one building but may also be of individual importance.

While the category is a useful reference, the key is that whichever category a building is placed under, it has heritage value.

Can Registered Buildings be Altered or Demolished?
Does a Building’s “A”, “B” or “C” Category Affect How It Is Treated?

A building which is listed on the Heritage Register can be altered on the exterior. However, when considering alterations, the way in which the exterior is treated should not depend on whether it is an “A”, “B” or “C”. In other words, the heritage value of each building on the Heritage Register is formally recognized and the elements that define its character should be afforded the same level of respect. If a permit is required for the alteration, it will be referred to heritage staff for comments as part of the permit process.

Council’s “Heritage Polices and Guidelines” describe Council’s intent with respect to heritage properties listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register (VHR). Before a permit can be issued to demolish a building on the VHR, development and building permits for the new development must first be obtained. In this period staff would explore retention options with the applicant. Often applicants do not know all the options and incentives/bonuses which are applicable if a heritage building is retained. These can include floor area bonuses and relaxations in height, setbacks, parking, etc. Heritage incentives are meant to be used to successfully find alternatives to the demolition of heritage buildings to the satisfaction of both the property owner and the city.

In addition to the process described above, Council policy specifies that if a building is listed in the “A” category on the VHR and demolition is sought by the owner, then:

“Council has instructed that, prior to consideration of a proposal for the demolition of an “A” building, a formal independent consultant’s report on the physical condition and economic viability of retaining the building should be reviewed by the Director of Planning. The consultant’s report is to be carried out at the expense of the applicant.”

The Planning Department’s practice in this regard has been to advise Council of the demolition request for an “A” listed building and seek their advice. For all other buildings on the Vancouver Heritage Register, if the development application is “outright” with respect to use and regulation, and there is no voluntary interest in keeping the building by the owner (or prospective owner) then the heritage hold would be removed and the demolition application process would proceed. The process typically takes one to three weeks.

For applications that seek a “conditional” development with respect to use or regulation, (e.g. a single family dwelling containing a secondary suite) the City is under no obligation to approve an application that seeks the demolition of a building on the VHR. Instead, Council’s policy instructs staff to give special consideration through applying zoning incentives to applications that seek the retention of a resource on the Heritage Register. It can take one to six months to complete the permitting process to retain the heritage building, depending on the complexity of the site, development requested and the level of negotiation.

In addition to the procedures described above, the Vancouver Charter (sections 583 and 589) permits Council to delay the demolition approval of a building either on the Heritage Register or a building that “may be heritage property”, through temporary protection for a period of 120 days. During this time, a heritage inspection may be ordered (at the owners expense) to assess the heritage value of the site.

How are Sites Added to the Vancouver Heritage Register?

When the original Heritage Register was adopted in 1986, Council supported a public nomination program whereby sites would be nominated for addition to the Register. Public nominations are reviewed by heritage staff who prepare an evaluation form for the site. The evaluation is then reviewed by the Vancouver Heritage Commission. If the person nominating the building is not the owner, then consultation with the owner must occur to determine whether or not the owner is supportive of the nomination. Sites with sufficient heritage value or character are forwarded to Council for consideration in amending the Register. If approved, the site is added to the Register.

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