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Renfrew is a dynamic, family-oriented neighbourhood, known for its active community spirit and remarkable diversity. Its residents value the area’s single-family neighbourhood, views from public places, and open sections of Still Creek and Renfrew Ravine. Comprised of long-term family-owned businesses and shops such as bakeries, banking, professional and business services, health, beauty, hair care, clothing, deli, grocery and vegetable stores, most businesses in Renfrew are micro-sized – with less than 5 employees.

Word on the street:

  • culturally-diverse
  • family-oriented
  • shopping
  • seniors
  • parks
Number of Crimes
  • No Data
  • Crime Free
  • 1-4
  • 5-9
  • 10-19
  • 20-49
  • 50+
Source: VPD

Renfrew Ravine Park and Renfrew Community Centre

Renfrew Ravine Park located north of the 29th Ave Skytrain Station and south of East 22nd Ave features a natural creek in the Still Creek watershed, with a lovely walking path. The wooded area around Still Creek has been preserved and features walking trails, footbridges, and a meditation labyrinth. Residents have easy access to services and amenities. Renfrew residents also enjoy the Renfrew Community Park, which includes a library, community centre, softball field and winding paths along Still Creek. The creek runs through both Renfrew Ravine and Renfrew Community Parks.

Single Houses to Apartments

Most Renfrew properties are single-detached residences; although higher in concentration when compared to the average neighbourhood for Vancouver, apartment dwellings still dominate. Most Renfrew households are owner-occupied and there are large amounts of development in the area in the past two decades, due to the construction of SkyTrain.

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival

Residents of Renfrew celebrate the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival annually. The festival is a celebration of art, music, environmental stewardship, and community participation with lanterns, live music and walks along the ravine trails to Renfrew Park. It also celebrates the full moon and harvest abundance, honouring diverse cultural traditions.

Culturally Diverse and Family-Oriented Neighbourhood

Renfrew residents claim Chinese as their mother tongue, followed by Hindi and Punjabi. Household sizes in the area are larger than Vancouver average, with more married couples and more children per household. The dominant lifestyle group in Renfrew is successful middle-aged Asian families, with average incomes although an upwardly mobile lifestyle. There is a higher percentage of seniors than average in Renfrew population.