What makes
Sunset on Fraser unique?

We are the most multicultural shopping district in the city.

Sunset has an amazing balance of the major ethnicities that comprise Vancouver. English is the dominant language used in homes (at 50%) and is lower here than the Vancouver average. Cantonese is the second most used language in homes (at 15%) and Chinese is the most common ancestry (35%), followed by East Indian (16%) and Filipino (14%). The German history and heritage here is still very present and we have a wonderful mix of Vietnamese, Spanish, Mexican, and Middle Eastern ancestries.

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You experience the world when you come to Sunset on Fraser

The Sunset on Fraser merchants bring flavours and authenticity from all over the world. We have restaurants, eateries, and cafes with foods representing cultures such as Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Western, Korean, Singaporean, Thai, Middle Eastern, and others. We also have services in healthcare, banking, community, and retail in English and various other languages.

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Our history

In 1929, the District of South Vancouver amalgamated with the City of Vancouver, thus incorporating South Hill as Sunset and part of our great city. We have been known as Sunset ever since. Long before this, Fraser Street was the route from the Fraser River to Gastown and therefore, was immediately the focal point of South Hill. Merchants opened shop along what we know as Fraser Street, homes were built alongside and immigrants that found jobs along the river began to fill the Fraser Street area. The first bridge was built at the foot of our street and Fraser was the primary shopping district for South Hill from Boundary to Marpole.

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See Bizmap for Market Area Profile

Do you want to open a business on Fraser Street or learn about the Sunset community? Bizmap is a collaboration between Small Business BC, the City of Vancouver, and Vancouver BIAs and provides easy access to market data tailored to customized business districts. Presented in a clear and relatable way, the area-specific information helps local businesses and communities to grow. Click on Bizmap below to learn more.

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About the business association

Our Mission

To improve and shape the environment for people and businesses of Sunset on Fraser.

Our Vision

Community Appearance To improve the appearance and appeal of Sunset on Fraser, in order to promote a strong, positive sense of community.

Safety and Security To improve safety and security by reducing crime and increasing general sense of public safety.

Neighbourhood Planning To ensure that neighbourhood planning processes benefit from a well thought concept of what Sunset on Fraser can be from a business perspective.

Governance To be well organized and effective in our functions as to ensure the business community of Sunset on Fraser has an active role and strong voice in community affairs.

Communications, Marketing, Promotion To promote Sunset on Fraser as a business, dining, and shopping district as part of a friendly neighbourhood and promote and educate its business members in various ways.

Identity and Branding To develop a strong, identifiable vision for Sunset on Fraser.

Board of Directors

NamePositionBusiness
David du ToitPresidentDance Co
Stephen TamVice PresidentSunny Electronics
Gugjit (Jack) HayreTreasurerCIBC
Wendy SinclairSecretaryEastside Fitness
Sumeet BainsDirectorBains Travel Ltd
Jeevan BanwaitDirectorBanwait Investment Holdings
Navdeep ChhabraDirectorRBC Royal Bank
Chris SinghDirectorVancity

Vancouver’s Southern Gateway

Located in south-central Vancouver, and along Fraser Street between 41st and 50th Avenues, Sunset on Fraser is in the heart of the Sunset community – one of 23 official neighbourhoods in Vancouver. The Sunset area is bordered by Ontario Street on the west (Langara College), 41st Avenue on the north (Mountain View Cemetery), Knight Street on the east, and down to the Fraser River on the south.