Famously home to the Pacific National Exhibition, Hastings East is a diverse neighbourhood. Reflecting East Vancouver's diverse cultures, Hastings East houses are the perfect way to take part in a unique and exciting community. Access to Burnaby's shopping and Downtown's amenties enhances Hastings' desireability.
Located just north of Renfrew, Hastings East stretches from Nanaimo street and goes east to Boundary, and from Hastings Street north to the Burrard Inlet. With a large family population this community is a safe and fun environment for not only adults, but for kids to grow up in as well. The community is best known for being the historic home of the Pacific National Exhibition.
COMMUNITY FACILITIES & BUSINESS
Parks: Hastings Park, Callister Park, Burrard View Park, New Brighton Park, Hastings Community Park, and the Second Narrows Park.
High Schools: the closest Secondary school is Templeton High School.
Elementary Schools: Franklin and Hastings Elementary Schools.
Community Centres: Hastings Community Centre and Thunderbird Community Centre.
Business Centres: Pacific National Exhibition and Vancouver Public Library
Recycling / Garbage: There is a community dump and recycling centre just South of the intersection of Cambie a
nd Marine drive.
HASTINGS EAST HISTORY
Hastings history is very similar to its neighbouring community of Renfrew. This community was named after a visit to
the area from Admiral George Fowler Hastings and as this community grew, it laid claim to the first road in Vancouver as well as the first, hotel, post office, telephone, subdivision and the first ferry. Due to pressure from local residents who were looking for more interesting activities, the first exhibition was created in 1910, and is today known as the Pacific National Exhibition. In 1944 an agreement was signed by the city and the province to establish that the Exhibition and the site are owned by the city.
The following is a list of services in
or near the Hastings East area that could be of use.
If you know of any businesses / facilities that should be listed here, please let us know!
Franklin Elementary School
http://franklin.vsb.bc.ca/ - 250 S. Skeena Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 4N8 Telephone: 604-713-4709
Hastings Elementary School
http://hastings.vsb.bc.ca/ - 2625 Franklin Street, Vancouver BC, V5K 3W7 Telephone: (604) 713-5507
Templeton Secondary School
http://templeton.vsb.bc.ca/ - 727 Templeton Dr., Vancouver BC, V5L 4N8 Tel: (604) 713-8984
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
Thunderbird Community Centre
Hastings Community Centre
Tel: (604) 718-6222.
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Pacific National Exhibition
http://www.pne.ca/ - Captures the spirit, history of the city, its people and its many achievements. 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1, Tel: 604-252-3583.
Vancouver Public Library
City dump and Recycling Depot
Hastings Street (Vancouver). (2007, August 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:49, October 5, 2007, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings_Street_%28Vancouver%29