The Area

Light Heart Inn is located three blocks due north of Trout Lake Park, the only natural lake in the city. Trout Lake Park, also called Hendry Park, has a Farmers Market from May to September. There are also festivals and activities throughout the year, such as the Lantern Festival each July. The walking trails and paths around the lake provide a great opportunity for those who want to start or end their day with a stroll, jog, or run in beautiful surroundings.

trout lake

Light Heart Inn is just a three minute walk from the Broadway Skytrain Station. Skytrain will take you easily and within minutes to downtown, the waterfront, GM Place , Vancouver’s famous Chinatown, Tinseltown Multi-theatre complex, and many other great destinations, including conference and convention centres in the city’s core. Take Skytrain to Science World, then hop on a water taxi at the east side of False Creek and spend the day exploring Granville Island and its many arts and crafts stores, artisans’ studios , and market! You can just as easily go directly to New Westminster Quay and historic New Westminster on the Fraser River – the former capital of our province.

skyline and skytrain

Light Heart Inn is in the Commercial Drive area, and that means days worth of exploration and discoveries! The Drive is also known as Little Italy because of its many Italian and Mediterranean restaurants, shops, and delis, but there is much more than that. A walk down The Drive will take you past skads of restaurants, outdoor cafes (23 coffee shops alone at my last count- as the locals say “…there was coffee on the Drive before coffee was cool”), and arts and crafts from all over the world. Nearby is also the Van East Cultural Centre, where you can see world class theatre performed in a wonderfully renovated old church. This area is considered one of the most vibrant and interesting in Vancouver.

the drive celebrates