“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Just outside downtown, Mount Pleasant is becoming one of Vancouver's coolest residential areas. Industrial warehouses are being transformed into breweries, galleries and organic food stores. The Olympic Village housed thousands of Olympic athletes in 2010, but now it's a sought-after residential area with vistas of False Creek and Downtown. South Main (or SoMa) is an up-and-coming entertainment district undergoing gentrification.