Central Vancouver, to the south of the centre of Vancouver, contains the majority of the suburbs attached to the downtown region. These include the Kitsilano, Shaughnessy and Point Grey regions which also offer some of the most exclusive and expensive real estate in the city.
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With the influx of homes, Central Vancouver also includes popular stretches of beaches such as Kitsilano, Jericho, Spanish Banks and Vancouver's only clothing optional beach, Wreck Beach. In the warmer months they are full of people enjoying the beautiful Vancouver weather and oceanside lifestyle.
Parks and other natural attractions have made Central Vancouver a popular tourist and weekend area for locals. Queen Elizabeth Park and the VanDusen Gardens draw horticulturists and visitors from around the world, as well, Pacific Spirit Regional Park at the western end of Central Vancouver sees hiking and biking enthusiasts making their way through the plethora of pathways available to the public.
The Regional Park cushions Vancouver's finest learning institution, the University of British Columbia Campus from the rest of the city. Inside, hundreds of artifacts are on display at the Museum of Anthropology, one of Vancouver's best museums as well as the nearby Nitobe Memorial Gardens and the UBC Botanical Gardens.
No matter the interest, Central Vancouver is filled with beautiful scenery, fun activities and learning experiences for all ages and encompasses a variety of things to do throughout the year.