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.



Top hotels in Yaletown

Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs9,185 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Located in Yaletown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of BC Place Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Granville Street. Rogers Arena and Orpheum Theater ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,059 reviews)
"Location. Large windows quietness staff"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 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 Rs10,337 per night from 20 Sep to 20 Sep
This family-friendly Vancouver hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of BC Place Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Granville ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,223 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
322 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs16,589 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
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! (888 reviews)
"My husband and I love staying at the Opus Hotel!! It’s clean, staff is very nice and accommodating and it’s the perfect location"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2021

OPUS Hotel Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs13,938 per night from 7 Oct to 7 Oct
Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps away from Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and Vancouver Convention Centre are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,871 reviews)
"Location and the hotel itself"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2021

Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs9,275 per night from 15 Oct to 15 Oct
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,689 reviews)
"View on Harbour is spectacular, staff is super friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is Rs9,787 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is steps away from Marine Building and Granville Street. Vancouver Waterfront and Harbour Centre are also within 5 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,702 reviews)
"Very nice boutique hotel, clean, lovely finishing, staff very welcoming and helpful. Great location! Walking distance to all tourist spots!"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

EXchange Hotel Vancouver
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