South Cambie was named after Henry Cambie, CPR engineer and was once home to elk, loggers, ranchers and Chinese vegetable gardeners. Today as yesterday, Queen Elizabeth Park (aka Little Mountain) is a volcanic formation with an elevation of 127 metres making this the highest point in Vancouver and offers a 360-degree view of the city. This site was once an open pit mine and was transformed into Queen Elizabeth Park in 1940. The Conservatory has a large geodesic dome and is home to exotic birds, a variety of fish and a large indoor tropical garden.
South Cambie has the Oakridge Centre just across its northern border, Langara Golf Course, walking and jogging trails serve as a nature border on the east side of South Cambie, Cambie Park on the western border of South Cambie and Langara College to the north border of South Cambie. This area is known for its abundance of medical facilities; BC Children’s Hospital, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Care Centre, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, and Canadian Blood Services.