The south shore of English Bay is populated by recreation-happy singles and professional families, in condos with views of English Bay and the North Shore mountains. Fourth Ave., from Burrard all the way west to Alma St., has clusters of one-of-a-kind shops and trendy restaurants with international menus. In Vanier Park you’ll find the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum and Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory. West of Vanier Park stretch public beaches where Vancouverites bask in the summer.