POINT GREY VILLAGE
Point Grey Village is the main commercial strip with shops and restaurants along West 10th Avenue between Tolmie Street and Discovery Street on Vancouver's West Side. It is the perfect destination to meet friends for coffee, to have a family dinner, or browse around in one-of-a-kind specialty shops. There are a number of different professional services to guarantee that local residents don't need to go far for a medical appointment, a spa visit or to talk to a lawyer.
West Point Grey is one of the oldest and toniest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. Many of the original homes and mansions still stand. Today, it is one of Canada's most expensive residential areas, with the average home prices sitting above the $4 million mark.
The area is known for two of the city's popular beaches, Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks. Both beaches are great for watching the sunset and the mountains over English Bay.
Point Grey Village serves as the area's shopping district, where many independently owned businesses contribute to a village-like atmosphere. West Point Grey runs along English Bay, between the University of British Columbia and Kitsilano.
The local Musqueam people lived here in the ancient village of Ee'yullmough and the earliest modern immigrants were attracted to the site as well. Spaniard Jose Narvaez and his crew rediscovered it in 1791 and named it Langara Point. Point Grey comes from Captain George Grey, a friend of Captain George Vancouver.
POINT GREY VILLAGE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA (BIA)
The Point Grey Village BIA allows property owners and business tenants on West 10th Avenue to join together and, with the support of the City, to organize, finance and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development in the area.
The Point Grey Village BIA has approximately 70 property owner and 130 tenant members. The board of directors, which meets monthly, is elected at the annual general meeting in September. Different committees meet to discuss and make decisions of specific issues. And the whole membership is invited to attend an early morning Members' Forum on the first Wednesday of every month.
Point Grey Village BIA is responsible for the cleanliness and safety of the area, special events, marketing, various beautification projects, partnerships and advocacy. The goal is to support its businesses and attract more people to West 10th Avenue between Discovery and Tolmie Streets.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Point Grey Village partners with West Point Grey Community Centre, West Point Grey Residents Association, Point Grey Fiesta, Coast Foundation, Mission Possible and other community organizations. The BIA is a member of Tourism Vancouver and BIABC.
Fiesta is an annual start-of-summer event in June for families and friends, bringing together sports, arts, social and business groups to share in a day of community activities. The celebration includes a village parade, stage performances, carnival, activities and exhibitors. Fiesta is organized by volunteers, in partnership with community and business organizations. For more information, visit www.pointgreyﬁesta.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership in the West Point Grey Residents Association is open to all residents of West Point Grey. The purpose of the Association is to inform and consult members and community residents on regional, civic and neighborhood issues (such as the Jericho Lands Development). For more information please visit wpgra.ca or contact email@example.com
The West Point Grey Community Association, in partnership with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, jointly operate the West Point Grey Community Centre. It oﬀers the community an exciting blend of events and programming in recreation, sports and the arts for all age groups. For more information, visit www.westpointgrey.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Point Grey Village BIA contracts non-profit organizations such as Mission Possible and Coast Mental Health. These social enterprises provide opportunities for people who face barriers to traditional employment. Whatever their challenge, they can achieve a renewed sense of dignity and purpose in life through meaningful work.