False Creek Flats

This short inlet in the heart of Vancouver, separating downtown from the rest of the city is the industrial core of Vancouver. Attracting a number of artists, ecologists, scientists, entrepreneurs and students coming together to work on common goals for new businesses.

Overview

False Creek Flats is 300+ acres in the heart of Vancouver bordering downtown. It has been the industrial core of the city, hosting 15% of Vancouver’s industrial land, but recent strategic planning changes have attracted artists, ecologists, scientists, entrepreneurs and students to the area. There are around 325 buildings and over 600 diverse businesses located here. False Creek Flats is the future home of Emily Carr University of Art and Design campus, and the area is increasingly attracting innovative technology companies. With an emphasis on sustainability and clean technologies, The Flats aim to be the greenest place to work in the world.

History

Originally a tidal flat and fishing ground for Coast Salish communities, False Creek Flats was a major site of early industrial development in Vancouver. By 1915, the area was filled in by two railway companies in order to develop new terminals. Infrastructure was quickly built up on the newly created land, further stimulating industrial development in the area.

Today, False Creek Flats remains an industrial area, but new strategic development is creating an exciting demographic shift. With over 8,000 jobs and a renewed commitment to environmental sustainability, the area is quickly becoming key to Vancouver’s vision for a high-performing economy.

Neighbourhood Statistics

300+ acres

325 buildings

Industrial area

  • Strange Fellows Brewing

    A brewery that prides itself on reaching beyond the ordinary. Stop in for west coast crafted, old world inspired brews.

  • Red Truck Beer Company

    A quality-obsessed brewery that produces fine craft beers and pairs them with weekly live music.

  • Centre for Digital Media

    An inspiring space that hosts industry studios, editing facilities, faculty offices and Emily Carr Universities Master of Digital Media program.

  • Future Site of Emily Carr University

    The institution's new and improved campus will welcome its first students in the fall of 2017.

  • Beta 5 Chocolates

    Named one of North America's top 10 chocolatiers, this shop creates the sweetest edible art.

  • Long & McQuade

    From flutes to tubas, first-timers to buskers, Long & McQuade has the instrument for you.

  • Pacific Central Station

    A nearly 100-year-old architectural landmark connecting Vancouver with eastern Canada and the United States.

  • The Hive Climbing Gym

    Vancouver's only bouldering gym. A place to meet people, listen to music and (literally) hang out.

  • BC SPCA Animal Hospital

    Offering a wide variety of services for the furry and feathered residents in East Vancouver.

Office Leasing

565 Great Northern Way

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  • Size: 160,000-sqft
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  • Availability: March 1, 2018
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565 Great Northern Way

565 Great Northern Way is a 7-storey, 160,000 square feet commercial building currently under construction in the False Creek Flats. Located in the heart of a new arts and technology precinct with...

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887 Great Northern Way

This 5-storey office building is found right on the path of the Central Valley Greenway and across the street from China Creek North Park. Built in 2 phases in 1999 and 2003, 887 Great Northern Way...

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1618 Station Street

1618 Station Street is a bright 5-story professional building with office and lab space just minutes from the seawall. Built in 2001, the 73,196-sqft property features 188 parking stalls, dedicated...