Located on the waterfront where English Bay meets Georgia Strait, this riding is accessible via King Edward Avenue, W 16th Avenue and by bus. The riding office is located 3,545 km away from Parliament Hill as the crow flies. It would take about 44 hours to drive.
This riding sits at the western edge of the city of Vancouver, and is bordered by English Bay, Burrard Inlet, Georgia Strait, the Fraser River and Arbutus Street. An impressive number of green spaces, beaches, and parks can be found in this riding, including the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands Ecological Reserve, the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and Jericho Beach Park.
About 38% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in China, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.
Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 2% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $68,291.
A number of recreational spaces can be found in the neighbourhoods of Kitsilano, Arbutus Ridge, Kerrisdale, Dunbar-Southlands, and West Point Grey, offering residents options from local parks and community centres, to pools and ice rinks, golf courses, Kits Beach and several branches of the Vancouver Public Library.
The UBC Neighbourhood Plan Areas are currently under construction on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. The plan provides for seven new family housing neighbourhoods; four are already completed or under way.
Authors Ranj Dhaliwal, Kit Pearson, and Douglas Coupland, actors Grace Park and Brendan Fletcher, and NHL player Carey Price all hail from Vancouver.
Vancouver is known as the place that gave birth to a movement of art photographers including Vikky Alexander, Roy Arden, Ken Lum, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Stan Douglas and Rodney Graham who are world-renowned.
The professional, technical and scientific services industry employs the largest number of people followed by educational services, and health care and social assistance. About 74% of the workforce has a postsecondary education of some sort. In 2011, the unemployment rate in Vancouver Quadra was 6.5%.
Because of its climate, geography, talent pool and time zone alignment with Los Angeles, Vancouver has become North America’s third-largest production centre for film and television, a total of more than $2.4 billion in direct spending in 2015. British Columbia is also catching up with Quebec as Canada’s largest centre for video game production.
Much of the western portion of the riding is green space – with the University Endowment Lands, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and Jericho Beach Park, among others. Pacific Spirit Regional Park occupies 763 hectares, dividing the University of British Columbia from the rest of the city of Vancouver.
Originally inhabited by Coast Salish people, Kitsilano is home to the famous Kits Beach and the site of the former Kitsilano Indian Reserve. Neighbourhoods surrounding Kitsilano grew exponentially in the early part of the 20th century, but the town itself wasn’t fully developed until after the Second World War.
Indigenous communities in this riding include: