Main Street ‘Live Locally’ Neighbourhood Guide

We've scoured the area to help you live, eat and shop locally.

Credit: Hilary Henegar

Abandon your car and discover everything you need along Vancouver’s Main Street

Imagine a world without big box stores. Where you knew the names of your neighbours and the lady who sells you milk. Where a car was an inconvenience and your feet could get you from home to work to lunch and then yoga and home again. Welcome to Vancouver’s Main Street.

Situated smack dab between Vancouver’s east and west sides, Main Street spoils scenesters, shopaholics, young families and foodies alike with an abundance of choice. Variety is the name of the game on this street, and hyperlocal is the rule.

We’ve scoured the area for our favourite locally owned, people-oriented restaurants, boutiques, art shops, community resources and more to bring you a neighbourhood guide aimed to help you live, eat and shop locally.

We’re adding new stuff all the time (including some upcoming video and photo features!), so check back often. And don’t be shy to recommend your favourite spots!



You don’t need to be a foodie to appreciate the restaurants, bakeries and culinary treasures we found all along Main Street.



Retail-therapy you can feel good about: Discover a bevy of locally made fashions, antique furniture and toys for kids big and small. 



Main Street has enough entertainment to take you from dawn until dusk without coming up for air. 

Kids & Family

Pack up the kiddies and hit Main Street for activities the whole family can enjoy. 


The People

Meet the friendly faces who call Main Street home and get the goods on insider places to see and go.

Community Resources

Find the services you need without leaving the ‘hood. 


Arts & Crafts

An abundance of crafty shops and interactive art studios around Main Street help you (and your family) get in touch with your creative side.