Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver
Downtown Vancouver showing a high-rise building, modern architecture and a city

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

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $126 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
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! (1,435 reviews)
"I love this hotel. The beds are super comfy. Central location..walking distance to shops and restaurants! Great swimming pool. Always try to stay here when in ancouver!!!"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $161 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,689 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $239 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps from Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and Vancouver Convention Centre are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,877 reviews)
"I stay here often when I come to Vancouver and I love the views of the harbour. The water pressure in the shower was not very good and the water took a long time to heat up. Overall though I really like the hotel!"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Pan Pacific Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $158 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is steps from Marine Building and Granville Street. Vancouver Waterfront and Harbour Centre are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,690 reviews)
"Great location, rooms were clean. Lacked some amenities but overall enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

EXchange Hotel Vancouver
Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $196 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Granville Street and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,746 reviews)
"The staff assigned to making up the rooms were superb and were by far the most friendly and helpful of all the staff."

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2021

Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is CA $179 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
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 Granville ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,085 reviews)
"Awesome place, great staff, and great service."

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
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