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Downtown Vancouver
Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver which includes a city, modern architecture and a skyscraper

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.


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Top Hotels in Downtown Vancouver

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is $104 per night from May 21 to May 21
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! (2,474 reviews)
"Location great, waterfeont view amazing."

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
The Burrard
The Burrard
3 out of 5
1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $72 per night from May 10 to May 10
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)
"The location and service at this hotel was great."

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

The Burrard
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $148 per night from May 10 to May 10
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! (1,056 reviews)
"Staffs at the reception are super friendly and helpful!"

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is $123 per night from May 22 to May 22
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within 5 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,325 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
4 out of 5
177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $131 per night from May 10 to May 10
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! (1,615 reviews)
"Great location, lots of restaurants within a short distance. Got a free upgrade and parking being an expedia VIP member."

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

Hotel Blu Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
4 out of 5
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC
The price is $167 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Coal Harbour, this spa hotel is steps from Vancouver False Creek Seawall and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Vancouver Convention Centre are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"The perfect getaway hotel"

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
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