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Yaletown
Vancouver

Yaletown showing street scenes, a city and night scenes

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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Top hotels in Yaletown

The Burrard
The Burrard
3 out of 5
1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs6,919 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital and Granville Street. Robson Street and Sunset Beach ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,899 reviews)
"They have free bike rentals (and very pretty ones!) and a beautiful palm alley with a fireplace on the terrace!"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

The Burrard
Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs7,755 per night from 7 Jul to 7 Jul
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! (1,027 reviews)
"Hotel was clean and close to everything"

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs8,829 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
This family-friendly Vancouver hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Central Public Library, BC Place Stadium ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,215 reviews)
"The staff at this “all suites” hotel were sensational. Above and beyond."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
322 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
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

OPUS Hotel Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs8,764 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
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! (2,477 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay at the Pinnacle, the location is perfect, hotel was clean, beds comfortable which was all we were looking for as we didn’t plan to be in the hotel too much (only to sleep). Did not use the amenities. Due to covid you must call for towels and garbage collection, rooms are not cleaned ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs9,955 per night from 29 Jun to 29 Jun
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! (1,331 reviews)
"Great location close to everything. Excellent swimming pool. Staff friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2021

The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
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