Win a West End Prize Pack from The Jervis

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:23am PDT
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I love taking a walking tour of Vancouver and learning something new. Having published hundreds of history posts over the years, I’d like to think my knowledge is pretty vast but when I have an excellent guide like Maurice Guibord, Historical Researcher and Director of the BC Historical Federation, my head fills with even more interesting facts and I feel even more passionate about my city.

West End Photowalk

Intracorp, who is excited to move into the West End with their new development, The Jervis, invited Maurice to tour around a group of local media around the West End earlier this summer to show off some of the neighbourhood’s unique architecture and history.

West End Photowalk

We snapped photos of tiles, foyers, grand entrances, brick work, and learned about the people that have made this part of town great – from the Three Greenhorns to Jim Deva.

Share Some West End Love…

What I love about the West End is that when you walk in from one of its three major streets, Robson, Denman or Davie, you hear birds chirping, neighbours chatting, and kids playing — but you’re still in the centre of a metropolis. You have the best urban park in the world on one side, a world class city on another, and beaches all around the rest. I’ve called the West End home for 10 years now and from its small businesses and cafes to convenient retail options and proximity to both the Downtown Core and Stanley Park, I can’t imagine living anywhere else in Vancouver.

West End Photowalk

Enter to Win a West End Prize Pack

Intracorp is crazy about their new neighbourhood too and they want to share it with you. They’ve supplied a $100 gift card for Exile Bistro and a Fuji Instax camera so that one lucky Miss604 reader can have their own dinner and photowalk in the West End. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming what you love about the West End, if you’re a resident or a visitor who loves the beaches, the park, shops, restaurants, etc. (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a West End prize pack from @IntracorpCanada #TheJervis + @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

About The Jervis

Renowned designers Niels and Nancy Bendsten, principals of Vancouver’s Inform Interiors and leaders in the modernist movement, have formed a unique architectural design partnership with national developer Intracorp. This partnership has created The Jervis: modern, design forward homes that complement their dynamic West End neighbourhood. Intracorp is working with InForm and the City of Vancouver to create a socially sustainable development that offers 58 market homes and 28 non-market suites, along with lively street level retail.


Set in a prime West End location on Jervis Street, The Jervis is close to a vibrant community of flourishing businesses, award-winning restaurants and beautiful parks and beaches. The Jervis will fill the needs of young families, urban professionals and downsizers equally well, fostering an integrated community of unique, truly liveable homes.

Update The winner is Shuko Johner!

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  1. samantha says:

    i love the restaurants! such good food.

  2. dali says:

    english bay is the best

  3. DB says:

    I love that your in the City but by the water!

  4. Vince says:

    I enjoy all the public art available – Inukshuks rock!

  5. Dale says:

    As a fairly new resident of the West End, there are so many things I love about it. But one of my favorites is the West End Farmers Market on Comox. A great place to buy local and meet up and see so many familiar neighbourhood friends.

  6. kay says:

    Beach at sunset

  7. Sanaz says:

    I love watching the sunset at English Bay and dining at any of the delicious restaurants in this area.

  8. rob says:

    I love the random parks and how it’s really quiet, yet so close to all the downtown action.

  9. Rachel says:

    I love the plethora of good restaurants available on the West End!

  10. Stephanie says:

    I love going for a walk along the beach.

  11. Krista says:

    I love the restaurant and cafe choices.

  12. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    I love browsing the West End because of the shops on Robson/Denman and English Bay.

  13. Jason says:

    English Bay is amazing

  14. Shirley says:

    Stanley Park

  15. Lindsay says:

    Beaches, and the view of the beaches when at restaurants. all in one!

  16. Tracey Flattes says:

    I love the West End because it’s my neighbourhood. So family friendly!

  17. kelly says:

    I like to Visit Nelson Park, so beautiful

  18. Robb says:

    I love being only two blocks away from the sea wall and amazing sunsets.

  19. Rino says:

    English bay

  20. Don McQueen says:

    In the WestEnd you are close to the beaches, Seawall, Stanley Park, and downtown

  21. Debbie F says:

    I love English Bay and love visiting

  22. Annie says:

    I love being able to bike around downtown and look at the views near the beach

  23. Greg says:

    I enjoy the street cafes whenever I visit.

  24. luc says:

    I love the flowers on English Bay in summer time.

  25. Paul Giles says:

    The parks, the beach and the leafy streets.

  26. Maya says:

    the beach!

  27. Amanda says:

    I love the smell of the water, I’m moving to the west end next week!

  28. Michelle says:

    Love the water and that you can walk everywhere.

  29. Sherry Fraser says:

    I love the park & the beach. I lived in the West End for 15 years when I first moved to Vancouver and English Bay was just a revelation for a girl who grew up in the Prairies.

  30. Kam says:

    Love people watching in this area + love to walk and look at all the shops and restaurants!

  31. Lorena Grande says:

    I love the beaches, ocean, and wide open spaces, and the many ways to access the West End: ie) bike, foot, car, the small ferries which is really a fun way to arrive. I also love the many interesting eateries in the area and the colorful people which frequent them!

  32. Mandy says:

    I love the view of the beach, especially when there are fireworks!

  33. Alex says:

    I use to live in the west end many years ago and have very fond memories. Always something to do and see!

  34. Craftbeerguy1 says:

    I like the west ends accessibility. You don’t need to have a car

  35. Pat B says:

    I love its proximity to downtown, the beaches and Stanley Park; and its leafy walkable streets with low-rise reasonably affordable apartments in the older sections.

  36. Rachel says:

    I love walking through the West End residential neighbourhood and discovering all of the hidden parks and small cafes and shops.

  37. Grace says:

    Love eating at all the cool restaurants and seeing the rainbows everywhere!

  38. susannah says:

    Don’t live there but I love to hang out at Sunset Beach and check out all the restaurants!

  39. Tanzyn says:

    The restaurants….:)

  40. Erica says:

    I love all the restaurants in the area!

  41. brianne sheppard says:

    The west end has it all for visitors like me! From the most stunning sunsets at english bay, to a fantastic array of food (and desserts!), It’s a place I always head when I’m in the city!

  42. Wally says:

    I love the convenience.

  43. Lisa G says:

    I love so much about the west end, we live in White Rock but still regularly dine and play in the west end. From frozen margaritas to sandy beaches and everything in between it is by far my fav part of Vancouver:)

  44. Dayna Wilson says:

    I love walking on the beach with my kids! We come to visit from Coquitlam.

  45. maria says:

    I love that everything is within walking distance and people are always out being active!

  46. Kathleen says:

    I love the trees and plants!

  47. Jason B says:

    I love the friendly people on transit in the west end…salt of the earth!

  48. Kyle says:

    I love this neighbourhood! I’ve lived here for four years and haven’t found a good reason to move… Close to Stanley Park, the beaches, the restaurants, downtown, and everyone here is respectful and wants to live a good, clean, and healthy lifestyle while surrounded by this natural beauty,

  49. Lucie B says:

    I love the quiet in the residential areas, despite being downtown and central to everything.

  50. vincent chen says:

    Love walking on the beach! The view is just amazing!

  51. helen m says:

    Love the food and English Bay!

  52. Shuko Johner says:

    I love the beaches and some of the small houses still tucked among the towers.

  53. Judy Rom says:

    I love all the awesome dining options in the West End. Nothing is better than going for dinner and then a walk along the beach!

  54. lor says:

    Walking on the beach and looking at the city!

  55. Christine W says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t live there, but I love English Bay and that everything is in walking distance.

  56. Peter Blue says:

    The Stanley Park pitch&putt 18hole golf course, always a great outing on the links.

  57. Doris H says:

    English Bay is amazing!

  58. AT says:

    You just cannot go wrong with the beaches on the West End. I always take my out-of-town visitors to English Bay and Stanley Park but I love it just as much as a local here. Nothing beats the beautiful walk or patio lounging that you can do there!

  59. Darcy says:

    I don’t live in the West End but I like walking the seawall, sunsets at English Bay and the historic apt buildings with beautiful trees lining the streets.

  60. Lori M says:

    I don’t live there but I love the scenic beauty of sense of community in the West End.

  61. Laura says:

    The Sylvia – My family stays here when they visit and it becomes our base of operations while at the same time showing off the best of our city.

  62. Steve v. says:

    It may sound odd,but I enjoy how the traffic congestion was managed in the early design and redesign of the West End. It is such a dense area, yet it feels far less a victim of the automobile if you are not on the major arteries, that cannot be undervalued.

  63. Julian says:

    I like walking along the seawall.

  64. Jenny says:

    As a resident, I love the restaurant and the late night strolls 🙂 !

  65. Tara says:

    I’ve just moved to the West End after living abroad for a few years, and am loving the location. Having so many places within walking distance is so so nice.

  66. Jeff S says:

    English Bay Beach

  67. Jen says:

    Great food options and you can’t beat the location!

  68. Amanda says:

    Some of my best friends live in the west end. Love visiting them for dinner parties!

  69. Pierre says:

    I love to visit English Bay to walk or bike on the seawall.

  70. Alan Huang says:

    the restaurants!

  71. Lisa Martin says:

    I love the restaurants! Esp. Espana!

  72. Ryan says:

    The beach!! And the restaurants!!

  73. Jo Dee says:

    Love English Bay and the amazing sunsets there!

  74. Ron Smith says:

    I love long walks on the boardwalk with my wife – icecream or coffee in hand…depending on the weather!

  75. Michelle Stevens says:

    I love that there are so many awesome restaurants in the West End 🙂

  76. Tanya H says:

    I love the variety of shops and restaurants you can find!

  77. Stacey says:

    The community; it is such a wonderfully vibrant neighbourhood with amazing people.

  78. Elizabeth B says:

    There are so many things to love about the West End – but I’ll start with the sunsets, beaches, restaurants, and the chance to do some walking windowshopping! 🙂

  79. Mike B says:

    We love to visit the West End for some shopping and then trying a new place for lunch or dinner – the choices seem to go on forever!

  80. Angela says:

    I love the sunsets and my favorite place in Vancouver to go to the beaches!

  81. D says:

    Stanley park, heritage, , gardens …. davie and deman streets … the people

  82. Carol says:

    I love being so close to the beach.

  83. Donna says:

    I love how walkable the neighborhood is!

  84. Tracy says:

    The beaches and the fantastic views !

  85. Ruby BB says:

    Luv the restaurants & coming down to watch the fireworks.

  86. Linda says:

    I really like the restaurants in the West End.

  87. carlie says:

    Walking around English Bay 🙂

  88. Theresa Black says:

    I love the shopping and coffee shops 😀

  89. Donald says:

    The parks and green spaces are a welcoming sight in an urban environment like downtown.

  90. Vesna S. says:

    I love the trees…

  91. Ariel says:

    I like that it’s walker friendly – you don’t need a car to get around!

  92. Helen says:

    English Bay is the best.

  93. Eileen says:

    I love visiting the beaches…walking around during sunset!

  94. Jessica S says:

    The food, beaches and people!

  95. Stotes says:

    I love wandering around that area–great food and scenery!

  96. monique says:

    walking along the seawall

  97. jeanie says:

    i love the options the west end has to offer, you can shop along robson, walk down for a bite to eat along denman, then finish it off with a walk along the beach =D

  98. Wen says:

    Heart the beaches, Stanley Park and the sound of the sea at west end.

  99. tracy k says:

    i love going for a walk to catch the sunset at English bay!

  100. Tintin says:

    I don’t live in West End but love shopping and dining there

  101. Anna Lam says:

    I love the food in the area.

  102. Sunshine G says:

    I love the variety of restaurants!

  103. Kate says:

    Love the colour of the West End: the beaded doorways, the fabulous rainbow crosswalks, the proximity to breathtaking Stanley Park and all the good eats to be had (the Greek Place on Robson, that always has the line up – it’s worth the line up).

    And the statues of the laughing tourists always make me smile as I pass them by.

  104. Gaelle says:

    The West End: the perfect balance between glass and water, city and nature, culture and serenity.

  105. Helen says:

    English Bay and the seawall.

  106. wondergirl says:

    I love taking walks on the beach.

  107. Cindy KS says:

    It’s a great spot to do many things: people watch, grab a bite, go for a walk/jog/bike ride or just sit and enjoy the view!!

  108. Shar says:

    People watching on the beach. The sunsets aren’t bad either!

  109. Rachel says:

    I just love the vibe!!

  110. Diane To says:

    I love the laughing giant statues!

  111. Barb W says:

    Love the Seawall of course

  112. Harjit says:

    Taking our kids to beautiful English Bay to play in the sand and having our toddler watch paddle boarders and ask “Is man walking on water?” Lol
    Thanks for the chance to win, Twitter fan@plumerea

  113. sandra says:

    a real treat for foodies and photo aficionados…. a perfect prize!

  114. Kathy says:

    Sometimes when I was a kid,dad and mom would take us for a drive along the seawall..there used to be popcorn stands that lined the sidewalk..sometimes we had some as a treat

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