Ever since Van Mural Fest (Vancouver, British Columbia Mural Festival) a few months back I have been itching to get out to the city and discover all the new and beautiful murals that were created. Well, after a recent visit to Strathcona and stumbling across a few there Julie and I decided to head down to Main Street after and see what else we could find. Surprisingly, the murals we found were all really close together (besides the 10 minute drive from Strathcona to Main Street).
Julie and I have split it up, you can find half of the murals we found below and then the other half you can check them out on her post here.
Some of the murals were absolutely HUGE, spanning so wide and so tall! It was impossible to get them in a full shot. Another listed is a building that is painted pink, solid pink walls all the way around. Not really a mural, but very popular in the Instagram world. We spotted it on our way from Strathcona to Main Street and of course had to stop for a photo.
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If you are a mural fan, you also might want to plan a trip to Portland, Oregon. I went last summer, my sister and I biked around the city discovering murals along the way and that’s what started this whole mural fascination. See 10 Murals in Portland, Oregon here.
15 Murals in Vancouver, British Columbia ( Strathcona & Main Street Murals )
Not all of the names of the murals are their actual names, I am in the process of looking up the actual names and artist, comment below if you know them . I felt like that needed a little disclaimer.
The Pink Wall
This is the pink wall/pink building that I was talking about. All pink all the way around.
1033 Venables Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Photography: Julie Christine Photography
The Wild Cartoon Wall
This one is honestly so big! Impossible to get all in one shot! I would be curious to know how long it took from start to finish. Right around the corner from this one you can find a few more too! (See below)
365 Hawks Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
The Flying Birds, Cherry Blossoms & Birds Nest
The perfect spring mural. Love the combination of baby blue and pale pink to create this colourful wall. This mural was quite large, the images below depending on where you stand on the wall captures a completely different scene.
Corner of Heatley Ave and East Hastings in Strathcona (Vancouver, British Columbia)
The Bright Pink Wall with Coloured Circle
This painted tin wall is right down the street from Strathcona Beer Company (a must visit place while you are in the area, more info here). You could get a photo with just the bright pink or add in a bit of blue as seen below.
901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
“Lady Mermaids” – Lani Imre, Bronwyn Schuster, Amanda Smart & Tia Rambaran
Notice the hand holding, pretty cuddly right? ha! This little guy is on the back side of the building which features a mermaid wall That mural is featured in Julie’s post.
159 E Fourth Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia (Just off Main Street) on the back of the wall of the Underwater Goddess
Low Bros // Basketball Wall
The first image doesn’t really make the mural look like a basketball one, but it was just a wee snap of the actually really large mural. When you step back (second image) you can see much for of the mural. I was a fan of this section (first image).
112 E 5th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia
Pink Glow – Sarah Delaney
I must say, this is MY FAVORITE. It was actually one of the ones from Van Mural Fest that REALLY stood out to me and got me the most excited about discovering more Vancouver Murals. This wall did not dissapoint friends. I even discovered the artist for this one, you can find her on Instagram: @sarahdelaneyart
181 E 16th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia
Woman Holding a Heart & Pineapple
I didn’t even realize she was holding a heart until I went to write a title for this one. It’s not everyday you see a painting of a woman holding a heart and a Pineapple is it. This woman and the mural below “Music to my Ears” were right beside each other on East Third Street.
151 E 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC
Music to My Ears
I am such a fan of the bright colours and detail in this one. You can find this one and the one above just around the corner from each other.
151 E 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC
Murals 10 – 15 on Julie Christine’s Blog
Find some more of the favorites that we stumbled upon by clicking over to see Julie’s Post Here.
Don’t forget to find the other Vancouver Murals over on Julie’s post HERE. Sneak peak of some of the murals and locations she shares below.
There are So many colourful walls and murals to discover in Vancouver! This is really only a slim slim taste of what you can find. Looking forward to spending another day in the city scouting out some more. I already have some in Kitsalino that I’ve seen on social media that I know I want to find. What are some of your favorite colourful walls or Murals? Share with me in the comments below.