South Granville's Shaughnessy neighborhood is one of Vancouver’s toniest residential areas, with some of the city’s oldest mansions and largest lots. It was originally developed by the Canadian Pacific Railways as an area for the elite to live back in 1907, and many of the grand estates can still be glimpsed past tall hedges at the end of long driveways. The area is bordered by West 16th Avenue to the north and West 41st Avenue to the south, with Arbutus Street to the west and Oak Street to the east. Running right through the center is Granville Street, one of Vancouver’s main thoroughfares. The section between Granville Bridge and West 16th Avenue is known as South Granville. The strip caters to the well-heeled local residents with excellent restaurants and some of Vancouver’s best high-end shopping.
While strolling Shaughnessy is a great way to work up an appetite, the place to refuel is South Granville Street. This is where you’ll find some of Vancouver’s best-known restaurants, ready to wow you for a special occasion. But the street is also home to some more casual offerings too – grab a bite from a gourmet grocer, high-end bakery or one of the multicultural restaurants along the strip, and enjoy it in one of the parks.