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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Executive Hotel Vintage Park
Executive Hotel Vintage Park
3.5 out of 5
1379 Howe St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2R5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $189 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (957 reviews)
"Warm welcome!"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Executive Hotel Vintage Park
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC, V6E3T3
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $305 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,030 reviews)
"I am very grateful as they up grade my room to an ocean view room"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC, V6B2M4
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The price is CA $278 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star luxury hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,631 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Georgian Court Hotel BW Premier Collection
Moda Hotel
Moda Hotel
3.5 out of 5
900 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B3L9
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $210 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,113 reviews)
"I like how it was a boutique Hotel that was close to everything. I was able to walk to some of Vancouver's hot spots, and it is within arm's reach of wonderful cafe's. The staff were kind and accommodating, and I will definitely consider staying here again."

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Moda Hotel
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, V6C2R7
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $319 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,224 reviews)
"Very nice"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC, V6C3B5
The price is CA $375 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,668 reviews)
"Still there and still great!"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Pan Pacific Vancouver
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