Robson Street

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Robson Street

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Browse fashion stores, independent outlets, and souvenir shops in one of the country’s premier shopping districts.

Big name designer stores and trendy boutiques have made this upscale thoroughfare their home. In the three-block stretch of Robson Street between Burrard Street and Jervis Street you will find the latest couture styles of Armani and Louis Vuitton as well as find brand-name stores.

Named after John Robson, premier of British Columbia from 1889-1892, the boulevard’s retail heritage began when a small handful of shops opened up for the convenience of local residents. It wasn’t until after World War II that Robson Street started to hit the big shopping league with European merchants, particularly German immigrants flocking to the area. For a brief time it was the center of German culture and commerce in the city, and dubbed ‘Robsonstrasse' by locals. The name lives on in the well-known Robsonstrasse Hotel which is situated on the street.

Although shopping is the main calling card here, Robson Street has much more to offer than browsing for new clothes. There are restaurants serving fare from around the globe — from Asian sushi to European pastries. You’ll also find a variety of coffee shops and sidewalk cafes.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is one of the street’s most impressive buildings. This visually stunning neo-classical structure was constructed using marble imported from the US, and features porticos, ionic columns, and stone carvings. It was once a provincial courthouse, but has been a showcase of art since 1983. The lions ‘guarding’ the building were modeled on those standing in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Venture inside to discover some of the more than 80,000 works of art. The works of prominent contemporary artists are featured here. There is also a strong emphasis on promoting regional and national artists.

Robson Street is right next to the downtown area.

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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC, V6E3T3
The price is $239 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
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4.1/5 Very Good! (3,001 reviews)
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Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6C2R7
The price is $250 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 28
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Paradox Hotel Vancouver
Paradox Hotel Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC, V6E 0C6
The price is $393 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 21
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Moda Hotel
Moda Hotel
3.5 out of 5
900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B3L9
The price is $175 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 23
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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC, V6E3T3
The price is $239 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
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Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6C2R7
The price is $250 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 28
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Paradox Hotel Vancouver
Paradox Hotel Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC, V6E 0C6
The price is $393 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 21
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The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z2K6
The price is $226 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 23
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The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
4 out of 5
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC, V6G2V4
The price is $273 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 27
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Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC, V6B2M4
The price is $235 per night from May 30 to May 31
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Executive Hotel Vintage Park
Executive Hotel Vintage Park
3.5 out of 5
1379 Howe St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2R5
The price is $187 per night from May 30 to May 31
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The Listel Hotel Vancouver
The Listel Hotel Vancouver
3.5 out of 5
1300 Robson St, Vancouver, BC, V6E1C5
The price is $252 per night from May 30 to May 31
The Listel Hotel Vancouver
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