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South Cambie

South Cambie

South Cambie is sandwiched between Queen Elizabeth Park and Shaughnessy heights. This area is known for its abundance of medical facilities include BC Children’s Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Care Centre, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, and Canadian Blood Services.

Neighbourhood history and heritage

Named after CPR engineer Henry Cambie, South Cambie was once home to elk, oxen, loggers, ranchers, and Chinese vegetable gardeners. Today, as yesterday, the area is dominated by Little Mountain, the highest point in Vancouver, and one of the only places from which to command a 360-degree view of the city.

Initiatives in South Cambie

Cambie Street Corridor

Cambie Corridor Planning Program

The Cambie Corridor Planning Program guides long-term growth in areas along Cambie Street and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

Oakridge Transit Centre aerial view

Oakridge Transit Centre (OTC) site

The OTC and adjacent sites policy statement supports the redevelopment of the area as a primarily residential community.

Riley Park-South Cambie Community Vision Plan

A Community Vision Plan is the result of a comprehensive, collaborative local planning process.

Read the Riley Park-South Cambie Community Vision Plan  2.06 MB

Community organizations and events

We support and fund these community resources

Streets and transportation

Vancouver is responsible for building and maintaining our roads, sidewalks and public spaces, managing how city streets are used, and creating land use and urban design policies

Explore public art

Discover our featured public art. Go on self-guided walking tours. Find public art by neighbourhood, artwork, or artist.

Grants and awards

View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability.

Growing food

Vancouver supports and promotes growing local food, through community gardens and other urban agriculture initiatives, promoting sustainability, and building stronger communities.

Zoning districts, maps, and regulations

Our zoning regulations govern how development occurs in Vancouver. Find a zoning map, zone descriptions, and the Zoning & Development Bylaw.