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Robson Street
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Robson Street featuring modern architecture, a city and street scenes

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
The price is $101 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (2,500 reviews)
"We really enjoyed the outside deck dining as restaurants or shut down during the time we were there. Overall the staff both at the front desk, D room service and the serving staff were very nice and accommodating."

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
The Burrard
The Burrard
3 out of 5
1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is $67 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital and Granville Street. Robson Street and Sunset Beach ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,921 reviews)
"Hotel was clean and beautiful, the location was perfect and the staff were friendly."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

The Burrard
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is $127 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Vancouver Art Gallery. Granville Street and English ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,047 reviews)
"Amazing staff so kind and helpful. Went above and beyond"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2021

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is $101 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
The Burrard
The Burrard
3 out of 5
1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is $67 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
The Burrard
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is $127 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
4 out of 5
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC
The price is $158 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is $119 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
4 out of 5
177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is $119 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Hotel Blu Vancouver
Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
2.5 out of 5
1431 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is $59 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA
Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA
4 out of 5
1180 Hastings Street W, Vancouver, BC
The price is $106 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA
Fairmont Waterfront
Fairmont Waterfront
4.5 out of 5
900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC
The price is $201 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Fairmont Waterfront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.