Resources & Links

Just visiting? New in town? WELCOME!

Vancouver is one of the most popular travel destinations and one of the most livable cities in the world. Thereʼs just so much to see and do while youʼre in Lotusland. If you need to bone up on whatʼs going on in our fair city, why not check out the information and links below?

New Resident FAQ

MEDICAL INFORMATION

- https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/services-and-resources/about-8-1-1

- Doctors accepting new patients:  https://www.cpsbc.ca/physician_search

- Dentists accepting new patients:  http://www.bcdental.org/yourdentalhealth/findadentist.aspx

- Hospitals within Vancouver:  http://vancouver.foundlocally.com/Health/HospitalsTips.htm 

GENERAL CITY INFORMATION

- City Services - Who To Call - http://vancouver.ca/police/community-policing/city-services-who-to-call.html

OTHER RESOURCES FOR NEWCOMERS

Kosher Food in Vancouver

The following is a list of food services certified kosher by BCK, the local Orthodox kashrus agency in Vancouver.

 

Maple Grill

1967 West Broadway (near Arbutus)
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-568-4885
Category: Meat (Glatt)
Hashgacha: British Columbia Kosher (BCK)
Full Shabbat Take-Out Menu available at the Maple Grill, please call the Maple Grill team at 604.568.4885 or email them at info@maplegrill.com
Delivery ($10-15 charge for delivery for most Vancouver and Richmond locations)
Check them online at www.maplegrill.com

 

CAFE 41

CAFE 41 is a unique restaurant with an indoor play area for kids. We serve delicious gourmet, kosher food with a Mediterranean flavour.

CAFE 41 is open Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sundays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 

There is free underground parking and free wifi.
5750 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6M 2V9
(604) 563-4141
Category: Dairy, Cholov Yisroel

Hashgacha: British Columbia Kosher (BCK)

 

Superstore 

The Great Canadian Superstore at 350 S.E., Marine Dr. has a large selection of Kosher items including frozen poultry and meat, cholov yisrael dairy products and fresh bread.

More info on their website here

Garden City Bakery

9100 Blundell Road #360
Richmond, BC
Phone: 604-244-7888
Category: Pareve
Hashgacha: British Columbia Kosher (BCK)

Omnitsky Kosher

Oak St (near 41st)
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-321-1818
Category: Meat (Glatt)
Hashgacha: British Columbia Kosher (BCK)

Sabra Bakery

Address: 3844 Oak Street (between 21st and 22nd)
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-733-4912
Category: Meat, Vegetarian, Pareve, Chinese (Glatt)
Hashgacha: British Columbia Kosher (BCK)

Kosher Food Warehouse

Address: 612 Kingsway (near 16th Ave)
Vancouver BC
Phone: (604) 709-9889
Category: Grocery store (Meat, Milk and Pareve available)

Mount Royal Bagel Factory

Address: 701 Queensbury Ave.
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-904-1116
Category: Pareve

Nava

(Located in the Jewish Community Centre)
950 West 41st Avenue (Between Oak and Cambie)
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-263-7507
Category: Dairy (Not Cholov Yisrael), Vegetarian
Hashgacha: British Columbia Kosher (BCK)

Vancouver Eruv

If you have any questions about the eruv, please visit the Vancouver eruv website for a map of the eruv and the eruv hotline phone number.
http://www.scharatzedeck.com/our-community/vancouver-eruv/

Mikvah

Schara Tzedeck Mikvah

Vancouver
3476 Oak St. (at West 19th Avenue)
Please contact the mikvah directly for exact service schedule times & information. It is located at the rear of Schara Tzedeck Synagogue, 604-290-0510
http://www.scharatzedeck.com/about-us/mikvah/

Have a fabulous trip! We hope to see you again and again. Here are a few more tourism links for your information:

Lifecycle Services - Bris, Baby Naming, Wedding - contact info@thekollel.com

Accommodations

The Ohel Yaʼakov Community Kollel is located in Kitsilano, B.C. The following is a list of accommodations available within walking distance.

  • Hycroft Suites

    1248 West 15th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC, V6H 1R8, Canada
    http://www.hycroft.com/
    stay@hycroft.com
    1-866-739-9002 
  • Park Inn

    898 West Broadway
    Tel: 604-872-8661
    Ask for the Synagogue rate when calling.
  • Shaughnessy Village Bed and Breakfast Guest House

    1125 W. 12th Ave
    Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, V6H 3Z3
    Phone (604) 736-5511
  • Between Friends Bed and Breakfast

    1916 Arbutus Street
    Vancouver, BC V6J 3X7
    (604) 734-5082
  • Arleneʼs Hideaway Bed & Breakfast

    2616 West 6th Avenue
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    V6K 1W7
  • Kitsilano Heritage House Bed & Breakfast

    2455 6 AVE W Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1W2
    (604) 732-8004
    kitsbb.com
  • Air BnB

    Across from Connaught Park
    https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/6533372?guests=6&s=_JeM

Stuck?

Weʼd love to help. The following is a list of websites that have all kinds of tidbits that should get you through a wide variety of situations.

Chabad.org  – One stop for everything related to Jewish religion and culture.

BC Kosher – BC Kosher is a kosher certifying agency providing kosher services in Canada, USA and worldwide.

Vancouver Jewish Community Centre – The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver houses programs and facilities that foster the cultural, educational, recreational and social growth of the Vancouver community.

Shalom B.C. – An organization which welcomes newcomers to the Lower Mainland.

Ask Moses – A 24/6 online information centre for all thing related to Jewish life.

Shamash Kosher Database – Find kosher food services worldwide.