Hastings-Sunrise is Vancouver's most northeasterly neighbourhood. It is one of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood and is mostly residential, though it does have a large concentration of parks.
In the 19th Century, New Brighton (as it was called) was a popular resort destination for New Westminster residents. In 1869 it was renamed The Hastings Townsite, and had the area's first road, hotel, post office, and telephone. Although it was a popular beachfront destination, people also visited Hastings for its racetrack and for the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE).
The PNE and Hastings Racetrack continue to attract people from all over the lower mainland (including New Westminster). New Brighton Park has remained a popular destination. The neighbourhood is increasingly attracting independent shops, particularly in the East Village (Commercial Drive to Renfrew Street), and new high-rise developments will attract even more residents to the area.