West End

Vancouver
West End featuring signage, a city and street scenes

Home to Vancouver’s gay village, this neighborhood is one of the city’s most densely populated and liveliest, with popular cafés, shops and nightclubs.

West End is Vancouver’s cultural hub, featuring the city’s gay village, heritage buildings and an assortment of cafés and shops. With a population of over 40,000, the neighborhood is quite densely populated for North America. If the crowds become too much, escape to one of the many parks and beaches in the area.

Start out on Robson Street, West End’s main thoroughfare. Here, visit an assortment of international restaurants and fashion boutiques. On a summer evening you’ll find this area filled with West End residents enjoying dinner or drinks on restaurant terraces. Robson Street also features the hotel district of Robson Slopes. Stay in this area for easy access to the beach, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver.

Explore Davie Village, the heart of Vancouver’s gay community, which is one of the largest in western Canada. Cafés, designer fashion outlets and nightclubs fill the area. Visit in August to see the spectacular gay pride parade, which has been attracting thousands of visitors since 1978.

See one of the most beloved pieces of Vancouver public art in Morton Park on the southern edge of West End. Yue Minjun’s A-maze-ing Laughter is a series of tall bronze sculptures showing the artist in fits of hysterical laughter. Have your photo taken alongside the oversized statues.

West End is where Vancouver’s wealthy merchants once built their mansions. As a result, a heritage district of well-preserved Victorian manors sits in the middle of the neighborhood today. Tour the Roedde House Museum to see a collection of late 19th-century artifacts in an impressive old house. Explore the Barclay Heritage Square surrounding the house to see more antique architecture.

Located in the northern section of downtown Vancouver, West End is served by several subway stops and many buses. If you are driving, be prepared to pay a steep fee to park on one of the neighborhood’s main streets.


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Top hotels in West End

Best Western Plus Sands
Best Western Plus Sands
3 out of 5
1755 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs6,377 per night from 14 Oct to 14 Oct
Located in West End, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Stanley Park and Robson Street. Vancouver Convention Centre and Canada Place are also ...
4/5Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Very nice and clean. Excellent staff"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

Best Western Plus Sands
The Listel Hotel Vancouver
The Listel Hotel Vancouver
3.5 out of 5
1300 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs9,738 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in West End, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robson Street and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and United States Consulate are ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"Close to downtown"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

The Listel Hotel Vancouver
Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
3 out of 5
1160 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs8,150 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Located in West End, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital and Sunset Beach. Robson Street and Granville Street are also ...
3.9/5Good! (1,117 reviews)
"The property is a bit dated. That would be its only drawback. The location and price were great. The kitchen was another thing I appreciated. I would definitely stay at the SS again."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs10,532 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in West End, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Granville Street, Robson Street and Vancouver Art Gallery. Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,547 reviews)
"This property is not new but location, cozy room and friendly staff would make us keep coming back."

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Shangri-La Vancouver
Shangri-La Vancouver
5 out of 5
1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs17,861 per night from 15 Oct to 15 Oct
Located in West End, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Robson Street and United States Consulate. Vancouver Waterfront and Granville Street are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (988 reviews)
"Great service and style"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2021

Shangri-La Vancouver
Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
3 out of 5
1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs10,305 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
This family-friendly Vancouver hotel is located on the beach, within a 5-minute walk of English Bay Beach and Stanley Park. Robson Street and Vancouver Waterfront ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (967 reviews)
"The property is an older property, it could use some updates. The location is great!"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

Sylvia Hotel
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