Condos False Creek

Olympic Village

by Monika Gal
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A fun place to live in the heart  of Vancouver: False Creek and the Olympic Village. False Creek is a narrow inlet that separates the Downtown and the West Side of Vancouver from the rest of the city. Granville Island is located within the inlet.

Olympic Village was built in 2010 for the Winter Olympic Games, to accommodate the athletes participating in the games. After the Olympics the buildings became residential housing. The 1,100  unit residential community is one of the greenest communities in the world as it uses innovative energy efficiency and sustainability systems like green roofs and solar heating.

Both sides of False Creek are connected by the Seawall. It’s a wonderful place to bike, walk, jog. The North side of the seawall runs from Science World to English Bay and offers the best views of downtown Vancouver.

Olympic Village has many retail and food restaurants, cafes and speciality stores. You can have lunch/dinner in Tap & Barrel or in the Craft Beer Market, coffee and pastries at Terra Bread Cafe , ice cream at Amato Gelato and many other choices in a two block radius. All walking distance, no car needed here. 

You can rent a kayak, bike, hop on the False Creek Ferries to downtown, visit Science World, or  Granville Island. 

Fun facts: the 45,000 sq ft Community Centre and many other residential buildings are LEED Platinum standard building. The building harvests rainwater for irrigation and toilet flushing. Using solar power for radiant cooling and consumes 50% less energy than a standard building. Many recreational programs and rent spaces are offered here.

This area of Vancouver is close to Downtown and easily accessible with the Canada Line and Expo Line of the skytrain system.

Be part of this vibrant community ideal for professionals and young families, dog lovers.  If you need more information about the homes in the area, let us know.

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