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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

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 Rs3,907 per night from 14 Jun to 14 Jun
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! (985 reviews)
"Older building but centrally located and room was very clean. They upgraded us to a much larger room with a balcony which was lovely."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2021

Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
3 out of 5
1160 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs6,048 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
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! (1,137 reviews)
"I stayed here for a week with my dog. The hotel is perfect for an at home experience. In suite laundry and kitchen were so great to have. The staff were sweet and welcoming."

Reviewed on 2 Jun 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 Rs7,784 per night from 14 Jun to 14 Jun
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! (1,580 reviews)
"As expected, as the hotel is right next to a hospital it was noisy at night even on the 29th floor."

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2021

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
3 out of 5
1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs8,941 per night from 14 Jun to 14 Jun
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 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"The location is outstanding. The room was very comfortable and the service was great. Will stay again."

Reviewed on 4 Jun 2021

Sylvia Hotel
Best Western Plus Sands
Best Western Plus Sands
3 out of 5
1755 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs6,274 per night from 29 Jun to 29 Jun
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! (993 reviews)
"Was a very nice and clean suite overlooking Davie street and English bay! Staff was super friendly. I will go back."

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2021

Best Western Plus Sands
Embarc Vancouver
Embarc Vancouver
4 out of 5
1001 Hornby Street, At The Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs7,844 per night from 14 Jun to 14 Jun
Located in West End, this romantic condominium resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vancouver Waterfront, Canada Place and Vancouver Convention Centre. Granville ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (270 reviews)
Bday weekend
"Had so much fun, the view was amazing from the 28th floor of this building and everything was clean as could be. Such a great unit!"

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2021

Embarc Vancouver
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