Downtown Vancouver

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

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 Rs6,101 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps away from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,438 reviews)
"Beautiful Hotel In the heart of the city. Old world charm with modern amenities. Extremely comfortable beds and charming rooms."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 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 Rs9,272 per night from 15 Oct to 15 Oct
Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,689 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs13,768 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps away from Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and Vancouver Convention Centre are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,884 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 21 Sep 2021

Pan Pacific Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs9,716 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is steps away from Marine Building and Granville Street. Vancouver Waterfront and Harbour Centre are also within 5 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,707 reviews)
"Booked a deluxe king room and it was wonderful! Loved the heated floor in the bathroom and the decor of the room felt so modern and sleek. The hotel was very centrally located which helped with exploring the city too."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 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 Rs11,914 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
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 20 Sep 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 Rs10,303 per night from 9 Oct to 9 Oct
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 19 Sep 2021

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
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