Kensington-Cedar Cottage is a working class residential neighborhood which runs east to west between Nanaimo St. and Fraser St., and north to south between Broadway and 41st Ave. Kensington-Cedar Cottage contains the more residential upper end of Commercial Drive. Commercial Drive is the commercial stretch of busy Kingsway, and has the highest volume of Vancouver specials of any neighborhood in Vancouver. This entire area would be a rather normal and common area if it weren't for Trout Lake Park.
Trout Lake Park contains the only lake in Vancouver, and is a true oasis of the city. This is an ideal location for families to gather for a picnic, swimming, walks, tennis, and much more. There is a gym, ice rink, community center, and farmer's markets on summer weekends. Trout Lake features the yearly Illuminaries Lantern Procession, which is an exciting, free event each summer, with thousands of Vancouver residents creating unique paper lanterns that are used to illuminate the night skies. This is perhaps the most magical evening each year in Vancouver.
Just like most of the Eastern part of Vancouver, Kensington-Cedar Cottage is transforming from a working-class area into a middle class, because a younger and more affluent demographic is constantly moving to the area.