Live on nature’s doorstep
What sets Coal Harbour and the West End apart from other areas is their proximity to the downtown Vancouver business core – and all the restaurants, shops and experiences that come along with it. They also share amazing locations on the doorstep of some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world.
Studies show that living close to nature is good for both your body and your mind. Outdoor activities, such as walking along an ocean coastline or spending time in a forest, can help you feel rejuvenated while noticeably reducing your stress level. Not many large cities can offer such close proximity to nature yet both of Austeville’s downtown Vancouver rental properties are within walking distance to all the best that the natural world has to offer.
You may already know that Stanley Park is rated as one of the best urban parks in the world. This designation comes as no surprise considering Stanley Park is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on three sides and boasts a spectacular, 10-kilometre seawall that’s perfect for walking, running, in-line skating and cycling. Stanley Park is Vancouver’s most popular fresh-air attraction and is walking distance from both of our rental properties.
Vancouver has distinct seasons and each one offers unique opportunities to get outside and enjoy the seaside just steps away from your downtown Vancouver rental apartment.
Indeed, spending time by the ocean is an integral part of the West End and Coal Harbour lifestyles. If you’re looking for the perfect place to people-watch or take in the waterfront scenery from a park bench or a beach blanket, head over to First Beach in English Bay. In summer, a variety of ocean activities are available – swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding to name a few – just a handful of blocks from your West End rental home.
Seawalls abound in both these downtown Vancouver neighbourhoods. The English Bay seawall stretches for kilometres in both directions. In addition to the seawall encircling Stanley Park, Coal Harbour has a lovely seawall of its own that features a vibrant marina and views of seaplanes taking off and landing. Having a seawall right on your doorstep makes it easy for downtown residents to live an active lifestyle, whether you prefer running, biking or simply going for a leisurely walk.