Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver

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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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  • On this last trip we spent 6 days in Vancouver at 2 hotels...one on Burrard near Davie and the other on Burrard near Nicola. We must have walked 20 Km at all hours of the day/night and enjoyed every....  more »
  • Such an easy centre to wander around, be it the new or old parts of town, e.g. Gastown and everyone so friendly and welcoming everywhere!  more »
  • Great way to explore Downtown Vancouver is to walk around Yaletown and the Westend. Lots of places to shop and eat around Granville, Howe and Seymour Streets. We stayed in the International Village...  more »

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