The Fairview area is the central section of Vancouver stretching from Granville Island to False Creek to Science World and to South Shaughnessy. In the 1860’s this area was logged of its enormous trees, but it wasn’t until the 1890‘s that the area became developed and the BC Electric Company constructed a railway system. With the area opened up with the Granville and Cambie streetcars running along Broadway and known as the Fairview Loop it wasn’t long before residential neighbourhoods sprang up.
This neighbourhood is a shopping mecca with South Granville Street offering upscale retail, popular restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and coffee bars. There is also Broadway Street with its many rental units, the Vancouver General Hospital, and many big box stores, and then the Cambie corridor with Canada Line offers upscale shopping, and Granville Island which is home to the Public Market with fresh produce, art galleries and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.