Yaletown

Vancouver
Yaletown which includes a city, night scenes and street 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.


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Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6A2
The price is CA $260 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, a health club, and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,115 reviews)
"Excellent location! Beautiful views. Convenient check in and check out."

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

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Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6A2
The price is CA $269 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,029 reviews)
"Clean, friendly, Spacious"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

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OPUS Hotel Vancouver
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
322 Davie St, Vancouver, BC, V6B5Z6
The price is CA $429 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (935 reviews)
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Reviewed on Apr. 30, 2022

OPUS Hotel Vancouver
Luxurious beautiful suite in the heart of the city center
Luxurious beautiful suite in the heart of the city center
Vancouver, BC
Stay at this apartment in Vancouver. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Rogers Arena and Vancouver Waterfront are located ...
Luxurious beautiful suite in the heart of the city center
Stunning 2-bed Yaletown apartment with water views
Stunning 2-bed Yaletown apartment with water views
Vancouver, BC
Stay at this vacation home in Vancouver. Enjoy WiFi, a TV, and 2 bathrooms. Popular attractions Rogers Arena and Robson Street are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
Stunning 2-bed Yaletown apartment with water views
D11 - Tastefully Furnished One Bedroom in Yaletown
D11 - Tastefully Furnished One Bedroom in Yaletown
Vancouver, BC
Stay at this condo in Vancouver. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a balcony or patio. Popular attractions Rogers Arena and Vancouver Waterfront are located nearby. ...
D11 - Tastefully Furnished One Bedroom in Yaletown
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