Come join me for a leisurely stroll through the streets of Mount Pleasant. This is the oldest (sub)urban area south of False Creek, filled with old Victorian and Edwardian homes and apartments, as well as the odd Baroque building. Today, it's a hip and vibrant neighbourhood; it was recently named one of the 'coolest neighbourhoods' in North America!
You can expect to learn countless did-you-knows about Vancouver's early settlement history, as well as get a chance to learn urban planning / geography concepts through the interesting layout of the urban fabric of this neighbourhood. Plus you'll get the chance to be introduced to some one-of-a-kind restaurants in the area, as well as way too many breweries!
You get to this experience by bus - the 003, the 009, or the 099. Depending on which way you're coming from, there may be one busy intersection to cross - Main and Broadway - and there are traffic lights with walk signals at this intersection.
Why is it important to learn about the heritage of the City of Vancouver?
Why do we think quirky homes and urban oddities make a neighbourhood have 'character'?
It was a necessity to be able to walk wherever you needed to go in the past; why is it seen as a luxury or privilege these days?