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YaletownVancouver

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 On Robson Suite Hotel
Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs6,882 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov

This family-friendly Vancouver hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Central Public Library, BC Place Stadium ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,438 reviews)

"Nice hotel close to shopping and food. Covid had most amenities closed"…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs6,361 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Yaletown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Central Public Library, BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Granville ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,003 reviews)

"The Rosedale is generally a decent play to stay in. My room had a great view, the staff was friendly, and the location was convenient. However some things in the room are outdated. The TV is so old school you can’t plug in am HDMI cable. You can only watch TV shows. Adding NETFLIX or PRIME would ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2020

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OPUS Hotel Vancouver
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
322 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Yaletown, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rogers Arena and Granville Island Public Market. Vancouver Waterfront and Canada Place are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (887 reviews)

"Location is amazing, boutique friendly staff and service and charming. comfortable rooms.."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

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Hotel Blu Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
4 out of 5
177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,888 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouver Central Public Library and Rogers ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,643 reviews)

"Very nice and clean hotel. Close to almost everything. Will definitely be back in the future."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

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Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,268 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps away from Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and Vancouver Convention Centre are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (3,114 reviews)

"Very friendly staff! The bellman was very helpful with directions and good places to eat. Booked a city view room and it also had a great view of the ocean. Looking forward to staying again"…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2020

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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs7,078 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,664 reviews)

"Somewhat disappointing. Room was fine but I expected a higher quality."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2020

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