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With views of the Fraser River and mountains, this community offers a delightful combination of attractions. International restaurants coincide with parks and community centres, providing plenty of entertainment for families. Whatever your wish, Fraserview is sure to offer a house to grant it. (Possibly with a view!)
From Vivian Street east to Knight Street and from 49th Avenue south to Marine Drive, the Fraserview area is located on Vancouver’s southern slope. It overlooks the Fraser River and some of Vancouver’s best southern views. This community holds a long history that will continue to develop throughout the years.
Fraserview was a community filled of modest homes and scattered farms that was originally part of the South Vancouver Municipality. Many homes here have been built in the old Craftsman style, which gives the neighbourhood a glimpse and feel of country life.
COMMUNITY FACILITIES & BUSINESS
Parks: Bobolink Park, Fraserview Park, Riverfront Park, and Gordon Park.
High Schools: Killarney and David Thompson Secondary Schools.
Elementary Schools: Fleming, Waverley, Kingsford – Smith, Douglas, and Oppenheimer Elementary Schools.
Community Centres: Killarney, Sunset, and Champlain Heights are all community centres in or near the area.
Business Centres: Fraserview Golf Course
Recycling / Garbage: There is a community dump and recycling centre just South of the intersection of Cambie and Marine drive.
The vast amount of forest on the bank of the Fraser River was what attracted the first group of families to settle in the Fraserview area around the 1860’s. The area was then included in the Municipality of South Vancouver after the small population established a settlement there. After the Second World War had ended the veterans returned home to a shortage of housing. Fraserview suddenly became home to 1000 new homes. Because of this large increase in housing, many residents became angry of the loss of space, therefore the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation found an extra 450 acres of land to settle the dispute. Fraserview had always had a predominant industrial presence, but since the 1980’s that industry has started to decrease.
Useful LinksThe following is a list of services in or near the Fraserview area that could be of use. If you know of any businesses / facilities that should be listed here, please let us know!
Sir Sandford Fleming Elementary School
http://fleming.vsb.bc.ca/ - 1401 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5P 1S2
Waverley Elementary School
- 6111 Elliott Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5S 2M1
Phone: (604) 713-4752
Kingsford – Smith Elementary School
Phone: - (604) 713-4746
David Oppenheimer Elementary School
http://oppenheimer.vsb.bc.ca/ - 2421 Scarboro Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5P2L5
Telephone: (604) 713-4570
Killarney Secondary School
- 6454 Killarney Street, Vancouver, BC, V5S 2X7
Tel: (604) 713-8950
David Thompson Secondary School
- 1755 E. 55th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5P 1Z7
Tel: (604) 713-8278
Vancouver School Board
http://www.vsb.bc.ca - The Vancouver school district is a large, urban and multicultural school district providing programs to 56,000 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, over 3,000 adults in adult education programs and over 40,000 in continuing education.
Parks and Community Centres
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Killarney Community Centre
6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver, BC, V5S 2X7, Tel: (604) 718-8200
Sunset Community Centre
http://www.mysunset.net/ - Sunset is the city's second oldest community centre.
404 East 51st Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5X 1C7, Tel: (604) 718-6505
Champlain Heights Community Centre
Tel: (604) 718-6575
City dump and Recycling Depot
Vancouver-Fraserview. (2010, April 4.) In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:15, October 5, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver-Fraserview