West End Vacations

West End is part of the city of Vancouver, a significant city with 1,800,000 residents. The heart of Vancouver is only 2 miles (3 kilometers) away, while Vancouver International Airport is located 7 miles (11 kilometers) to the southwest of West End.

If you are staying in West End, why not spend a few hours exploring surrounding neighborhoods like Robson Street, Gastown and Chinatown.

West End offers some interesting cultural attractions nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Wander through the exhibits and savor the quiet atmosphere of Vancouver Museum, the TELUS World of Science and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Experience local and touring artists live on stage at Orpheum Theater, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Rickshaw Theatre. There are a number of interesting art galleries to visit. In particular, don’t miss the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

If you are looking for great family fun, make a bee-line for the various child-friendly attractions. For those interested in the animal kingdom put Vancouver Aquarium on your itinerary.

If the weather is good get into the great outdoors and enjoy the nearby parks and reserves. Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the cool shade at local green spaces that are sure to delight such as Stanley Park and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Get in touch with nature at one of the area’s beaches, for example Sunset Beach and Kitsilano Beach.

Destinations such as Olympic Cauldron, Robson Square and Harbour Centre are great places to check out while you’re in West End. To learn about the role of faith in Vancouver, pay a visit to the area’s holy places, such as the Christ Church Cathedral.

If you are ready to splash some cash, browse the Granville Island Public Market, Waterfront Centre and the Pacific Centre Shopping Mall.

For a real taste of West End, consider booking a room close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. For a good night’s sleep check out the Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver, the Empire Landmark Hotel, and the popular Century Plaza Hotel & Spa.

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