Located to the south of Vancouve, it borders the International Airport of Vancouver , know as YVR to the northeast. To the west of this neighborhood is Angus Drive, up north is the 57th Avenue, towards the south is The Fraser River and bordering it to the east is Ontario Street. The construction of Arthur Laing and Oak Street bridges together with an increase in traffic in this neighborhood over the last ten years has led to its development. This area features many residential homes and apartments.
Non Canadian natives first set foot in this area in the early 1860s. There is enough evidence that proves that the first people to settle in Marpole did so in the 3500 B.C. this makes this neighborhood one of the oldest in the city of Vancouver. Initially, a large forest separated this neighborhood from the city, making it a distinct village. During that time, the village was referred to as Eburne Station. The village postmaster and storekeeper was known as Harry Eburne; he was the one the area was named after. Sawmills, gravel companies and shingle mills developed in this village as a result of the construction of the Lulu Island railway line that was done by the BC Electric Railway. In 1916, it was named after Richard Marpole and later in 1929, it became part of the Vancouver city and thus its industrial core.
The 6 elementary institutions founded within this neighborhood are St. Anthony of Padua Independent Catholic School, McKechnie Elementary School, David Lloyd George Elementary school, J.W Sexsmith elementary school as well as Laurier Annex school. Although this neighborhood has no high schools of its own, Magee Secondary school and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary school can be easily accessed within nearby residential areas that border that Marpole.
Marpole has a total population of 22,400 and an adult population of 17,296. 19.9% of the residents are under ten years of age, 20-39 years age group makes up 20.5%, 40-64 37.1% and those above 65 years in age constitute 12.5%. Young families, students, new residents and the age-old, call this neighborhood home.