Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver

The cosmopolitan heart of one of Canada's major cities, Vancouver Downtown serves as the commercial, cultural, political, and financial center of the region. Bordered by water on three sides, this area contains the majority of the city's historic buildings and modern architectural gems. Several subway stations provide easy access to practically any other part of Vancouver, while water taxi operators link the area with other centrally located neighborhoods. In addition to major sports facilities, this downtown quarter houses the city's top restaurants, shops, galleries, and museums. Visit the website before your tour for a complete listing of upcoming downtown events. Take a look at our Vancouver visit planner to schedule your visit to Vancouver Downtown and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Moved here in 1970 . . . didn't realize how BEAUTIFUL Vancouver is until I moved to other places... (Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, and others) . . . Returned in 1984 and WILL NEVER Leave again!  more »
  • Could I have decide whether Melbourne, Lisbon or Barcelona is the most beautiful city in the world for me, I can now clearly say: it's Vancouver. If the view from outside or the walk through the town, the friendly people, the openness in thinking and in the architecture, vibrant life, the excellent transport, this city is simply different. And the environment is a dream.
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  • We cruised around town on a Sunday afternoon and we found a lot of stuff closed early. I was not used to this but good for them. There is a lot it hills to walk but it was fun to look around. Not like...  more »

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Where to stay in Vancouver

Vancouver offers accommodations to suit a range of budgets, and an excellent public transport network means you don't have to stay right in the center to enjoy easy access to top attractions. West End features leafy streets, relaxed cafe culture, and easy access to the city's best beaches. East Side is a wonderland for young travelers, with a vibrant arts scene and plenty to choose from in the way of nightlife. If you want to be right in the thick of it, consider Robson Street, which offers an unrivalled choice of mid-range and high-end options.
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