East Vancouver also "East Van" or the "East Side" is bordered to the north by Burrard Inlet, to the south by the Fraser River, and to the east by the city of Burnaby. The East Side is best characterized by its diversity land use, ethnicity. You may have heard the phrase “Diversity on the Drive” referring to the multiculturism that the post war era brought to East Vancouver and the waves of immigration onwards. There are seven recognizable communities as being entirely in the East Vancouver area: Grandview-Woodland, Hastings-Sunrise, Kensington-Cedar Cottage, Killarney, Renfrew-Collingwood, Strathcona and Victoria-Fraserview. On a sunny day, walk the many shops of East Van and you will see its welcoming diversity, end up at Grandview park, if the sun is out you witness the children spilling into the park, lay down your blank an embrace that warm, instant neighborhood feeling.