Win a West End Prize Pack from The Jervis

Comments 114 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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. samanthaWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:35am PDT

    i love the restaurants! such good food.

  2. daliWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:43am PDT

    english bay is the best

  3. DBWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:44am PDT

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

  4. VinceWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:47am PDT

    I enjoy all the public art available – Inukshuks rock!

  5. DaleWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:49am PDT

    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. kayWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:53am PDT

    Beach at sunset

  7. SanazWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 11:20am PDT

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

  8. robWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 11:47am PDT

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

  9. RachelWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 12:06pm PDT

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

  10. StephanieWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 12:26pm PDT

    I love going for a walk along the beach.

  11. KristaWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 1:04pm PDT

    I love the restaurant and cafe choices.

  12. Janet Y.J. KongWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 1:42pm PDT

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

  13. JasonWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 1:44pm PDT

    English Bay is amazing

  14. ShirleyWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 2:03pm PDT

    Stanley Park

  15. LindsayWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 2:05pm PDT

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

  16. Tracey FlattesWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 2:09pm PDT

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

  17. kellyWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 2:30pm PDT

    I like to Visit Nelson Park, so beautiful

  18. RobbWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 2:39pm PDT

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

  19. RinoWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 4:01pm PDT

    English bay

  20. Don McQueenWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 5:18pm PDT

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

  21. Debbie FWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 5:30pm PDT

    I love English Bay and love visiting

  22. AnnieWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 5:31pm PDT

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

  23. GregWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 5:32pm PDT

    I enjoy the street cafes whenever I visit.

  24. lucWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 7:25pm PDT

    I love the flowers on English Bay in summer time.

  25. Paul GilesWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 8:14pm PDT

    The parks, the beach and the leafy streets.

  26. MayaWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 8:17pm PDT

    the beach!

  27. AmandaWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 8:49pm PDT

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

  28. MichelleWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:15pm PDT

    Love the water and that you can walk everywhere.

  29. Sherry FraserWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:34pm PDT

    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. KamWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 10:53pm PDT

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

  31. Lorena GrandeWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 11:02pm PDT

    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. MandyWednesday, September 23rd, 2015 — 11:09pm PDT

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

  33. AlexThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 9:30am PDT

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

  34. Craftbeerguy1Thursday, September 24th, 2015 — 9:49am PDT

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

  35. Pat BThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 10:12am PDT

    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. RachelThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 10:17am PDT

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

  37. GraceThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 10:49am PDT

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

  38. susannahThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 11:37am PDT

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

  39. TanzynThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 12:01pm PDT

    The restaurants….:)

  40. EricaThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 12:48pm PDT

    I love all the restaurants in the area!

  41. brianne sheppardThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 1:00pm PDT

    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. WallyThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 1:02pm PDT

    I love the convenience.

  43. Lisa GThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 3:30pm PDT

    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 WilsonThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 3:31pm PDT

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

  45. mariaThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 5:29pm PDT

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

  46. KathleenThursday, September 24th, 2015 — 10:36pm PDT

    I love the trees and plants!

  47. Jason BFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 12:10am PDT

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

  48. KyleFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 1:15am PDT

    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 BFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 9:15am PDT

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

  50. vincent chenFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 9:35am PDT

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

  51. helen mFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 9:45am PDT

    Love the food and English Bay!

  52. Shuko JohnerFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 10:11am PDT

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

  53. Judy RomFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 11:29am PDT

    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. lorFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 12:43pm PDT

    Walking on the beach and looking at the city!

  55. Christine WFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 4:19pm PDT

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

  56. Peter BlueFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 5:36pm PDT

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

  57. Doris HFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 7:09pm PDT

    English Bay is amazing!

  58. ATFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 9:41pm PDT

    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. DarcyFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 10:49pm PDT

    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 MFriday, September 25th, 2015 — 10:53pm PDT

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

  61. LauraSaturday, September 26th, 2015 — 5:24am PDT

    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.Saturday, September 26th, 2015 — 5:25am PDT

    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. JulianSaturday, September 26th, 2015 — 11:19am PDT

    I like walking along the seawall.

  64. JennySaturday, September 26th, 2015 — 11:39am PDT

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

  65. TaraSaturday, September 26th, 2015 — 12:40pm PDT

    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 SSaturday, September 26th, 2015 — 3:49pm PDT

    English Bay Beach

  67. JenSaturday, September 26th, 2015 — 4:38pm PDT

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

  68. AmandaSaturday, September 26th, 2015 — 6:27pm PDT

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

  69. PierreSaturday, September 26th, 2015 — 8:14pm PDT

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

  70. Alan HuangSaturday, September 26th, 2015 — 11:06pm PDT

    the restaurants!

  71. Lisa MartinSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 8:30am PDT

    I love the restaurants! Esp. Espana!

  72. RyanSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 10:42am PDT

    The beach!! And the restaurants!!

  73. Jo DeeSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 11:15am PDT

    Love English Bay and the amazing sunsets there!

  74. Ron SmithSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 11:17am PDT

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

  75. Michelle StevensSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 1:26pm PDT

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

  76. Tanya HSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 3:00pm PDT

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

  77. StaceySunday, September 27th, 2015 — 3:27pm PDT

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

  78. Elizabeth BSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 4:44pm PDT

    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 BSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 4:47pm PDT

    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. AngelaSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 4:50pm PDT

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

  81. DSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 5:32pm PDT

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

  82. CarolSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 8:11pm PDT

    I love being so close to the beach.

  83. DonnaSunday, September 27th, 2015 — 9:35pm PDT

    I love how walkable the neighborhood is!

  84. TracySunday, September 27th, 2015 — 10:03pm PDT

    The beaches and the fantastic views !

  85. Ruby BBMonday, September 28th, 2015 — 12:05am PDT

    Luv the restaurants & coming down to watch the fireworks.

  86. LindaMonday, September 28th, 2015 — 1:09am PDT

    I really like the restaurants in the West End.

  87. carlieMonday, September 28th, 2015 — 10:37am PDT

    Walking around English Bay 🙂

  88. Theresa BlackMonday, September 28th, 2015 — 10:42am PDT

    I love the shopping and coffee shops 😀

  89. DonaldMonday, September 28th, 2015 — 12:36pm PDT

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

  90. Vesna S.Monday, September 28th, 2015 — 3:01pm PDT

    I love the trees…

  91. ArielMonday, September 28th, 2015 — 3:35pm PDT

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

  92. HelenMonday, September 28th, 2015 — 8:25pm PDT

    English Bay is the best.

  93. EileenMonday, September 28th, 2015 — 10:25pm PDT

    I love visiting the beaches…walking around during sunset!

  94. Jessica STuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 3:05am PDT

    The food, beaches and people!

  95. StotesTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 6:44am PDT

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

  96. moniqueTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 8:34am PDT

    walking along the seawall

  97. jeanieTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 10:37am PDT

    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. WenTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 12:40pm PDT

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

  99. tracy kTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 3:58pm PDT

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

  100. TintinTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 5:04pm PDT

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

  101. Anna LamTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 6:19pm PDT

    I love the food in the area.

  102. Sunshine GTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 9:38pm PDT

    I love the variety of restaurants!

  103. KateTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 10:30pm PDT

    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. GaelleWednesday, September 30th, 2015 — 1:24am PDT

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

  105. HelenWednesday, September 30th, 2015 — 6:35am PDT

    English Bay and the seawall.

  106. wondergirlWednesday, September 30th, 2015 — 8:48am PDT

    I love taking walks on the beach.

  107. Cindy KSWednesday, September 30th, 2015 — 9:50am PDT

    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. SharWednesday, September 30th, 2015 — 10:11am PDT

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

  109. RachelWednesday, September 30th, 2015 — 10:23am PDT

    I just love the vibe!!

  110. Diane ToWednesday, September 30th, 2015 — 10:53am PDT

    I love the laughing giant statues!

  111. Barb WWednesday, September 30th, 2015 — 2:07pm PDT

    Love the Seawall of course

  112. HarjitWednesday, September 30th, 2015 — 2:24pm PDT

    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. sandraFriday, October 2nd, 2015 — 9:34am PDT

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

  114. KathyFriday, October 2nd, 2015 — 4:32pm PDT

    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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