Point Grey is bordered by 16th Avenue to the south, Alma Street to the east, English Bay to the north, and Blanca Street to the west. North of West 4th Avenue, the area slopes steeply downhill where it meets English Bay at Jericho, Beach, Locarno Beach and the Spanish Banks. With its close proximity to the University of British Columbia and stunning water views offered in many spots, in it no wonder that real estate prices in Point Grey are amongst the highest across Canada. Point Grey is named after Captain George Grey, a friend of Captain George Vancouver.
The trio of beaches, Jericho, Locarno and Spanish Banks, that runs along the northern boundary of Point Grey are a huge attraction for Vancouverites year round. Connected by a series of gravel paths, walkers, joggers and cyclists flock to what has to be one of the most scenic backdrops the city has to offer. In the summer, family bbq’s and volleyball leagues join in on the fun. A large off-leash dog park is also a big draw for the locals.
The main commercial strip with shops and restaurants is along West 10th Avenue between Tolmie Street and Discovery Street. Here you will find boutique and designer shops, as well as some fabulous restaurants. Catering to both the nearby university crowd and the more affluent home owners in the area, you will find a fascinating diversity in the neighbourhood.