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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.


Popular places to visit in West End

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Top hotels in West End

Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
3 out of 5
1160 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs6,037 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb

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 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,194 reviews)

"Had an amazing time! Only stayed for one night with my partner (as it was his birthday present) but we enjoyed it immensely! We stayed in the Penthouse Queen Studio Suite. The views were breath taking. We thoroughly enjoyed the jacuzzi that came with the suite and felt so relaxed. I'm not sure why ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
2.5 out of 5
1431 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs4,032 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Located in West End, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Robson Street and Vancouver Waterfront. United States Consulate and Robson Square are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (990 reviews)

"The property was well situated on Robson street, just a short walk to shops, restaurants and stores. And even shorter walk to Coal Harbour (2 min), with a wonderful view of the snow capped rockies. The room I was in was a corner unit so I had both south, west and north views....complete with kitchen. ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2020

Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
3 out of 5
1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs6,330 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Located in West End, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of English Bay Beach and Stanley Park. Robson Street and Vancouver ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"The staff were generous and kind, the hotel was beautiful and classic, the food was delicious. Would love to return when the time comes!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2021

Sylvia Hotel
Sunset Inn and Suites
Sunset Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
1111 Burnaby St, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,863 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in West End, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sunset Beach and St. Paul's Hospital. Vancouver International Film Centre and Granville Island ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,007 reviews)

"Great Location. Breakfast was good. Room was clean."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

Sunset Inn and Suites
The Listel Hotel Vancouver
The Listel Hotel Vancouver
3.5 out of 5
1300 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs7,994 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

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! (996 reviews)

"This is one of my favourite hotels to go for a stay-cation! It’s close to so many places, it’s unique in its dedication to the environment, art, and service!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2020

The Listel Hotel Vancouver
Best Western Plus Sands
Best Western Plus Sands
3 out of 5
1755 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs5,279 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

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! (994 reviews)

"Great location, room was nice and typical Best Western. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

Best Western Plus Sands
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