South Vancouver is the far south-west end of East Vancouver. It's boundaries are Main Street and Fraser Street from east to west and E 49th Avenue to Marine Drive to the south.
The housing options in South Vancouver are well mixed with condominiums, single-family homes, townhomes, and low-rise apartments.
Victoria Drive and E 33rd- E 43rd Avenues, and Fraser Street at E 41st- E 51st Avenues, are the main shopping and business areas. There are plenty of local shops and are particularly geared towards various Asian cultures. From produce, meat, seafood, grocery shops, and pharmacies- to restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops, these areas are all inclusive and vibrant with culture.
Vancouver’s Punjabi Market district (also known as little India), sits at Main and E 49th Avenue. This area offers incredible restaurants, fabric stores, and south Asian grocers, among an array of other services and community business’. Be sure to check out All India Sweets- a vegetarian all you can eat buffet which has become immensely popular with locals, and Vancouverites as a whole.
After getting some good eats it’s time to get moving! Head to one of Vancouver’s many parks- Cartier Park is a small neighbourhood park with a playground, a baseball diamond, and plenty of room to take Fido out to play. There is also Memorial South Park which has a great running track and turf soccer throughout the year. They have an area for picnics, a playground, and an outdoor body weight/calisthenics station.
Your main mode of public transit throughout South Vancouver will be the buses- of which there are plenty and will easily get you through the city, or take you to a SkyTrain.