Cambie Homes For Sale – Cambie Condos For Sale

Cambie has become a rather popular neighborhood in the Metro Vancouver area— thanks to the underground Canada Line. It is truly a melting pot as it attracts people of all ages, ethnic groups and socioeconomic status.

The area known as Cambie was part of an original land grant given to the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1800s. It was named after Henry Cambie who was a CPR engineer in charge of the railway’s western division. Douglas Park on West 22nd has some history to it as well. It belonged to William Mackie, a gold miner who was a settler that wasn’t native to the area. He came in with the first wave of immigration around 1874. He claimed 65 hectares of land that was formerly an elk pasture as his own, which is now the park.

Schools In The Area

There are a variety of schools available to the young people of the community. For the younger members, Edith Cavell Elementary and Emily Carr Elementary are in the immediate area. The secondary school zoned for the older teens is Eric Hamber Secondary School. Something you will find in Cambie this isn’t common in this part of Vancouver is the availability of two French schools—Ecole Secondaire Jules Verne and Rose-Des-Vents are both operated by the Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique.

There are also options for private institutions including York House, Little Flower Academy and St. Georges Academy—all of which are a 10 minute or less drive from the area.


Cambie is home to one of the city’s largest parks, Queen Elizabeth Park. The west and east borders are Oak Street to Ontario Street. The northern border is 16th Avenue and 41st Avenue is the southern. Vancouver’s highest point and geographical center is found at the southeast portion of Cambie.

History Of The Housing Market

In Cambie you will find a variety of housing. Mixed in with condo, low-rise and mid-rise rental buildings are a variety of single family homes. In the northern tip you can find quite a large amount of heritage houses from around 1910-1920. On Heather Street is an example of one with a 1912 Tudor style building which is currently housing a RCMP training facility. Many of the heritage homes have been renovated and a large number of them are made to accommodate rental suites for young professionals and students of Langara College as the area is close to both the school and downtown.

Recreation Opportunities

The main spots for recreation in Cambie lie in Douglas Park, Riley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park. Homeowners in the community are very lucky to have so many options in their own neighborhood.

Douglas Park Community Center is among the most popular neighborhood recreational facilities in Vancouver. The building was at one time the spot for the original Douglas Park Pavilion which was still standing from 1928 until 1966 when the new Community Center was built. The off-leash areas for dogs to roam with their owners are plenty — many found at Douglas Park, 37th& Oak and Queen Elizabeth Park.

Residents of Cambie have so many recreational options including but not limited to soccer, field hockey, baseball, football, dog walking and walking/jogging.

Restaurants & Shopping

Oakridge Center is just outside the southern tip and in the northern vicinity are two corners of shopping malls found at both Oak and King Edward Street. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from along Cambie Street as well. There are a lot of different amenities in the local area, from grocery stores to liquor outlets and gas stations. These, along with the large amount of smaller local shops provide residents everything they need.

There is also abundance of restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and cafes and even specialty shops, all local, in the neighborhood. Foodies enjoy the choices available in the vicinity ranging from the fine French restaurant Pied A Terre, White Spot to the Dragon Ball Tea House, to a specialty liquor store that just happens to be among the largest in the lower mainland; Landmark Hot Pot House to Henry’s Bistro found in the King Edward shopping center. There are few other places that offer the kind of variety in the culinary world as this neighbourhood.

Should there ever be a medical issue, Cambie is filled with facilities to help. The BC Women’s Hospital and Health Center, the BC Children’s Hospital, Shaughnessy Hospital and the headquarters of Canadian Blood Services are a few among the many medical centers built in the area. Vancouver General Hospital is also nearby.

Cambie is home to two Vancouver landmarks – Queen Elizabeth Park featuring the Bloedel Conservatory and The Van Dusen Botanical Gardens on Oak Street. Both are incredible tourist attractions and are often visited by locals as well.

Transportation Options

The north to south arteries, Oak Street and Cambie Street, offer direct routes to all the connecting highways and even a quick route to the Vancouver International Airport and downtown. West 16th and West 41st, the east to west routes offers easy transportation to the Westside campuses of Langara College and UBC.

There is no shortage of public transportation options in the area. The Canada Line provides a quick and efficient way to travel to downtown and the airport. The new Canada Line has two stations—one at King Edward and one at 41st avenue and Cambie. It has really increased accessibility to the community.