Victoria-Fraserview encompasses a large area of residential and commercial development. It is a multiculturally diverse area, with a large Indo-Canadian population, and a great destination for fresh produce, sarees, fabrics, imported goods, and international cuisine. Victoria-Fraserview is on Vancouver’s south slope to the Fraser River, between the Knight Street Bridge and Killarney.
Drawn to the vast virgin forests on the northern bank of the Fraser River, the first non-indigenous families settled in the Victoria-Fraserview area in the 1860s. A small population established a settlement near the southern ends of Main and Fraser Streets.
Victoria-Fraserview was originally part of the South Vancouver Municipality; historically a rural community of modest homes and scattered farms. Wales Street has two important reminders of the community’s earliest days. The Avalon Dairy at 5805 Wales Street is BC’s oldest continuously operating dairy outlet. The dairy and farmhouse are still owned and operated by the Crowley family.