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Downtown VancouverVancouver

Amble along the waterfront at Vancouver Harbour and visit theaters, shopping avenues and museums in the heart of one of Canada’s largest cities.

Downtown Vancouver is a vibrant and intriguing area with bright lights, skyscrapers and an eclectic port area. Many of the city’s main attractions and cultural highlights line the shores of the Vancouver Harbour and False Creek, which borders the city center. Experience the country’s diverse terrain with the FlyOver Canada simulator at Canada Place.

Arrive in the downtown area via the historic Waterfront Station, an example of the city’s impressive architecture. Admire its neoclassical style, red-brick façade and white columns. A few blocks southeast is Gastown, the oldest part of Vancouver’s downtown area. Enjoy the romantic ambiance here as you stroll down cobbled streets lined with Victorian houses.

For a more modern part of downtown Vancouver, visit the iconic shopping avenue of Robson Street. Browse upscale boutiques and immerse yourself in the fashionable setting. Dine in style at a sushi restaurant or enjoy an abundance of international cuisine along the street.

Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery to discover local artists and established international names. Peruse its collection of landscape paintings and modern photo exhibits. Another artistic highlight is the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, which hosts the Vancouver Opera and Ballet British Columbia. Watch a performance in the auditorium, which seats almost 3,000 people.

Spend some time in Chinatown to see the Sam Kee Building, which is known as the world’s narrowest commercial edifice. Visit the Chinese Cultural Centre and enjoy Chinese food from one of the many restaurants. Relax in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for some peace and quiet in the middle of the bustling city.

Downtown Vancouver is the sports hub of the city, with stadiums home to many of the city’s most popular teams. Attend an ice hockey match at Rogers Arena, where the Vancouver Canucks play. Watch Canadian football and soccer matches at BC Place Stadium.

Immediately north of the downtown area is one of the city’s highlights, Stanley Park. Follow nature trails for views of the mountains that surround the city, the expansive English Bay and dense forests.

Downtown Vancouver is a major transport hub for British Columbia and can be easily reached by bus, SkyTrain and on foot from surrounding Vancouver neighborhoods.

Top Hotels in Downtown Vancouver

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is $177 per night

Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps from Granville Street, Canada Place, and Vancouver Waterfront. Vancouver Convention Centre and Harbour Centre ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (3,148 reviews)

"I Would recommended this hotel. The view was amazing"…"

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Pan Pacific Vancouver
Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
3 out of 5
1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, BC
The price is $110 per night

Located in West End, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of English Bay Beach and Stanley Park. Robson Street and Vancouver ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,028 reviews)

"Staff were amazing. Great location comfy room Good parking facility"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Sylvia Hotel
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is $110 per night

Located in West End, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orpheum Theater and Vancouver Art Gallery. Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Canada Place are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (4,844 reviews)

"The hotel services exceeded my expectations. The price also was fair during these hard times."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Hotel Blu Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
4 out of 5
177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is $125 per night

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouver Central Public Library and Rogers ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,661 reviews)

"Always love this place to stay over and so friendly service. Clean room and interior design"…"

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Hotel Blu Vancouver
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Fairmont Pacific Rim
5 out of 5
1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
The price is $392 per night

Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps from Waterfront Centre, Vancouver Convention Centre, and Vancouver Waterfront. Canada Place and Robson Street ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (992 reviews)

"It was an excellent stay! Even though all the amenities and bar/lounges were closed I still had a great experience in my room."…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Fairmont Pacific Rim
Moda Hotel
Moda Hotel
3.5 out of 5
900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
The price is $75 per night

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this romantic hotel is steps from Granville Street and Orpheum Theater. Robson Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,550 reviews)

"Really enjoyed the character in this building. The location was nice and close to where we needed to be and nice options for food in the nearby areas."…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Moda Hotel

Popular places to visit in Downtown Vancouver

Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal
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Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal

4.5/5(1,096 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Vancouver with a trip to Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. Discover the beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Rogers Arena
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Rogers Arena

4.5/5(351 reviews)

Catch an event at Rogers Arena during your trip to Vancouver. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.

Robson Street
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Robson Street

4.5/5(1,139 reviews)

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

Vancouver Convention Centre
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Vancouver Convention Centre

4.5/5(460 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Vancouver Convention Centre during your trip—a top convention center in Vancouver. Wander the waterfront or discover the beautiful sunsets in this vibrant area.

Granville Street
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Granville Street

4/5(347 reviews)

This colorful street gives off a dazzling energy after dark when its restaurants and bars fill with revelers drawn in by the bright lights and party atmosphere.

Vancouver Art Gallery
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Vancouver Art Gallery

4.5/5(214 reviews)

Join a guided tour of Vancouver’s major art institution to see modernist landscapes and photo exhibits. Learn about the region’s important art movements along the way.

Top things to do in Downtown Vancouver

Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)
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Half-Day Whale Watching (Vancouver, BC)

96% of travellers recommend
$132
Per adult
Victoria by Seaplane & Ferry
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Victoria by Seaplane & Ferry

94% of travellers recommend
$207
Per adult
Vancouver Art Gallery Skip-the-Line Admission Tickets
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Vancouver Art Gallery Skip-the-Line Admission Tickets

88% of travellers recommend
$17
Per adult
Vancouver, Shannon Falls & Whistler Sightseeing Tour
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Vancouver, Shannon Falls & Whistler Sightseeing Tour

94% of travellers recommend
$71
Per adult
Grand City Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver
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Grand City Sightseeing Tour in Vancouver

90% of travellers recommend
$110
Per adult
Vancouver Aerial Tour
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Vancouver Aerial Tour

84% of travellers recommend
$100
Per adult

Other neighborhoods in Vancouver

West End featuring signage, a city and street scenes

West End

The stunning beaches and popular shops are just a few highlights of West End. Make a stop by Robson Street or Stanley Park while you're exploring the area.

West End
Gastown showing signage, street scenes and outdoor eating

Coal Harbour

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are a few things travelers love about Coal Harbour. Check out Vancouver Waterfront or Olympic Cauldron while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Burrard Station to get around town.

Coal Harbour
Pebble art
India McKellar on trover

Davie Village

The beaches and abundant dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Davie Village. A stop by Sunset Beach or False Creek might round out your trip.

Davie Village
Gastown showing signage, street scenes and outdoor eating

Central

2.5/5(4 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Central, check out sights like Queen Elizabeth Theatre or BC Place Stadium and hop on the metro to see more the city at Granville Station or Vancouver City Center Station.

Central
Yaletown showing a city, street scenes and cafe scenes

Yaletown

If you're in Yaletown, take some time to enjoy the ample dining options. Consider a stop by Vancouver False Creek Seawall, and you can hop on the metro at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station to see more of the area.

Yaletown
Gastown featuring a city, street scenes and cafe scenes

Gastown

3.5/5Good!(150 area reviews)

Visitors often come to Gastown for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Harbour Centre and Vancouver Waterfront. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Waterfront Metro Station.

Gastown