Although its luxury housing market has slowed considerably since 2018, Vancouver still has a comfortable place in the upper echelon of Canada’s most expensive real estate markets.

So if you’re the kind of buyer who’d rather purchase new than secondhand, and you’ve got the cash to flash on a new condo, one of the most expensive new construction condo buildings in Vancouver might just check off all your boxes.

We’ve selected the most expensive buildings currently on the Vancouver new condo market based on price per square foot.

The Butterfly

Developer: Westbank
Price per square foot: $2,855
Priced from: $3,900,000

Taking shape in Vancouver’s West End on Nelson Street, The Butterfly offers some of the highest views in the city, topping out at 57 storeys. This shapely building designed by Revery Architecture will boast an exterior courtyard with custom tree planters on every third floor.

The Smithe

Developer: Boffo Developments Ltd.
Price per square foot: $2,258
Priced from: $2,988,900

Located in Vancouver’s downtown arts and entertainment district, residences at The Smithe sport imported Italian kitchens and hotel-style bathrooms. These luxury units start from 1,000 square feet with a location that offers an abundance of restaurants, trendy retailers and entertainment destinations.


Developer: Marcon
Price per square foot: $2,252
Priced from: $1,900,900

Split into twin 19-storey towers, Mirabel is a showcase of modern design, with a glass and masonry exterior. In the east tower, the penthouse is among the most expensive new construction units out there, asking $7,100,900 for three bedrooms with 2,679 square feet of living space.


Developer: Onni Group of Companies
Price per square foot: $2,218
Priced from: $1,324,900

Future residents of Onni Group’s CentreView in North Vancouver will not need to travel far to access everyday amenities. This 17-storey mixed-use project — now selling its final release of homes — features over 90,000 square feet of retail space, complete with a Whole Foods Market, cafe, and pharmacy, in addition to 80,000 square feet of office space.


Developer: British Pacific Properties
Price per square foot: $2,123
Priced from: $7,625,000

Only two multimillion-dollar penthouses remain in this 39-unit building. Designed by Ramsay Worden Architects, Courtenay is nestled within the forested hillside at the base of Cypress Provincial Park. From its south-facing roost, you can take in unobstructed views of the Pacific and downtown Vancouver from across the water. PH1-701 and PH2-02 both offer three bedrooms and a den, with over 3,600 square feet of living space and a large terrace to boot.

8X On The Park

Developer: Brenhill Developments
Price per square foot: $1,813
Priced from: $3,189,900

Construction is well underway on 8X On The Park. Emery Barnes Park is just across the street and numerous eateries, shops and other urban conveniences are all close at hand for residents of this 191-unit Yaletown project. Designed for “daily luxury,” these residences feature in-floor heating, under-cabinet LED lighting, and integrated electronics.

The Pacific

Developer: Grosvenor
Price per square foot: $1,596 to $2,459
Priced from: $899,900

On the corner of Pacific and Hornby Street, this modern, 39-storey tower showcases balconies on the east and west facades that are said to resemble clouds in the downtown city sky. Take in the urban skyline from the illuminated terrace, which features an outdoor area for cooking and dining.


Developer: Cressey
Price per square foot: $1,594 to $2,018
Priced from: $4,200,000

Only two to three residences will be housed on each floor when this 16-storey building reaches completion in early 2020. Marble backsplashes, wine fridges, and quartz centre islands with waterfall edges are included in every kitchen, along with marble feature walls and heated floors in the master bathroom. The townhouse units are among some of the priciest in the building — three-bedroom TH2 is asking $5,325,000 for 3,340 square feet of living space.

1335 Howe

Developer: Onni Group of Companies
Price per square foot: $1,383 to $2,324
Priced from: $1,064,900

For some, condo living is just too cramped. At 1335 Howe, residents have the opportunity to combine homes, potentially increasing unit sizes up to 6,055 square feet. The contemporary interiors reflect European-style kitchens and marble-fitted bathrooms.

Evelyn Condos

Developer: Onni Group of Companies
Price per square foot: $1,141 – $1,870
Priced from: $1,245,900

These sloping, West Coast-style units on Sentinel Hill are surrounded by mature trees and winding trails throughout the 350-unit community. The orientation of the home sites means everyone gets southern-facing views and a ton of natural light.

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