COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Yaletown
Vancouver

Yaletown showing a city, street scenes and cafe scenes

This trendy residential neighborhood and nightlife destination on the False Creek waterfront was once a neglected warehouse district. 

Yaletown—bordered by False Creek to the south, Homer Street to the west and Pacific Boulevard to the east— was largely abandoned for years before the ‘80s. Once a gritty industrial district home to warehouses and rail yards, the area is now a hub of activity with restaurants, cafes, bars and desirable loft-style apartments.

Yaletown was first settled by the Canadian Pacific Railroad workers in the late 19th century, when the area was the hub of the bustling rail yards. Many of these workers had come to Vancouver from a town called Yale, about 110 miles (180km) away and brought their hometown name to their new neighborhood. When the railroads died out in the ‘40s, Yaletown became a rough, poor part of town. It was revitalized for the 1986 World’s Fair (Expo ‘86).

This area is now one of the most popular spots in the city. There are plenty of patio cafes and rooftop bars to people watch and be seen. Not only is it a much desired waterfront residential area with plenty of green open spaces, but it’s also a haven of sidewalk cafes, local designer boutiques, galleries, bars and high-end restaurants. Though little original housing from the 19th century remains, many businesses and retail outlets have taken up residency and renovated the old brick buildings.

The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center is a great little diversion for train buffs, loaded with railroad history. It was once a Canadian Pacific Railroad repair shed, and now houses the preserved steam engine (Engine No. 374) which brought the first passenger train into Vancouver in 1887.

As the sun sets, sip a beer at the award winning Yaletown Brewing Company or enjoy a cocktail at one of the many bars.

This trendy upscale neighborhood is an easy walk from downtown Vancouver, or a quick ferry ride from Granville Island.


Popular places to visit in Yaletown

Top things to do in Yaletown


Top Hotels in Yaletown

Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is $106 per night from May 10 to May 10
This family-friendly Vancouver hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Central Public Library, BC Place Stadium, ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,243 reviews)
"Had a white wine awaiting in early arrival, staff are great and try as best they can to help you out"

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is $125 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Yaletown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Central Public Library, BC Place Stadium, and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Granville ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,019 reviews)
"Fairly new building, as such, condition of rooms and building are great. We got a two bedroom for a good rate considering the standard rates. Room was spacious. Stayed overnight enroute to Vancouver"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Rosedale Condominiums
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
322 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
Get Rates
Located in Yaletown, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rogers Arena and Granville Island Public Market. Vancouver Waterfront and Canada Place are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (887 reviews)
"Location is amazing, boutique friendly staff and service and charming. comfortable rooms.."

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

OPUS Hotel Vancouver
Luxury Yaletown Apartment
Luxury Yaletown Apartment
Vancouver, BC
Get Rates
Located in Yaletown, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver False Creek Seawall, BC Place Stadium, and Granville Street. Queen Elizabeth ...
Luxury Yaletown Apartment
Yaletown 2bd, Water View, Pool, Hot Tub, Gym, Steam, Steps to Seawall
Yaletown 2bd, Water View, Pool, Hot Tub, Gym, Steam, Steps to Seawall
Vancouver, BC
Get Rates
Located in Yaletown, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver False Creek Seawall and Granville Street. BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena ...
Yaletown 2bd, Water View, Pool, Hot Tub, Gym, Steam, Steps to Seawall
Cozy Yaletown Condo Downtown
Cozy Yaletown Condo Downtown
Vancouver, BC
Get Rates
Located in Yaletown, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Granville Street, BC Place Stadium, and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Orpheum Theater and Robson ...
Cozy Yaletown Condo Downtown
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.

Other neighborhoods around Yaletown


More to Explore

Vancouver Playlist – Great Music by Musicians from Vancouver

Vancouver Playlist – Great Music by Musicians from Vancouver

Vancouver Playlist – Great Music by Musicians from Vancouver
20 Travel Adventures for 2020

20 Travel Adventures for 2020

20 Travel Adventures for 2020
Beautiful Gardens Around the World to Visit This Spring

Beautiful Gardens Around the World to Visit This Spring

Beautiful Gardens Around the World to Visit This Spring
How to Spend a Weekend in Vancouver

How to Spend a Weekend in Vancouver

How to Spend a Weekend in Vancouver
Top-rated vacation destinations in North America

Top-rated vacation destinations in North America

Top-rated vacation destinations in North America
9 winter wonders around the world

9 winter wonders around the world

9 winter wonders around the world

Yaletown

Choose one or more items to build your trip: