Vancouver Downtown

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Vancouver Downtown
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The area
Neighbourhood: Central
How to get there
  • Burrard • 1 min walk
  • Granville • 5 min walk
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Jill T
Langley City, Canada13 contributions
Apr. 2022
Was downtown on business. The weather was great and I went for a lovely walk, taking in the hustle and bustle.
Written 2 May 2022
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Thinkonit
Canada1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Solo
To me, one large city looks an awful lot like another. I could pretty well look at most youtube videos of mexican cities (for example), up to date youtubes that show city street scenes with the presenter commenting as they walk down the streets and see vestiges of Vancouver (example). To the purists, who celebrate diversity, Mexico cityscapes have swallowed up North American towns like Vancouver, merely superimposing mexican style atop North American buildings. I know my streets and my hood.
Written 11 April 2022
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Jihan C
Montreal, Canada44 contributions
Sep. 2021
Nice to walk around but take into account that there are many people living in the streets, which is kind of sad.
Written 1 January 2022
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Steve P
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
Nov. 2021
The Vibe of Downtown Vancouver is great. Amazing culture, food, architecture, and urban nature.

Transit makes is super easy to get around, I we expecially enjoyed walking around Granville street, Robson Square, and Yaletown.
Written 9 December 2021
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Emma P
Seattle, WA6 contributions
Sep. 2021
I walked all Granville street from a block or so from false creek to waterfront. The city is views are great, although there is some homeless issue, this is just a regular thing now in big cities so you really can go unbothered,,, and then arrived to waterfront to see north Vancouver shore, the whole thing was a great experience to know the city, I eat some really good food in a ramen place I cant remember the name, but delicious!
Written 8 December 2021
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tdsuperstar
Toronto, Canada18,138 contributions
Oct. 2021
While not perfect, there's a lot of life to see and explore in Downtown Vancouver. There's great food, lots of shopping amongst a beautiful skyline. The homeless issue is much present than it was the first time I was in Vancouver. Maybe that is pandemic-related, I'm not sure, I know I feel the difference in Toronto with the homeless issue. I just feel like you have to be a little more guarded, not that you feel unsafe as much as you feel that you have much more aware. It's a large downtown, so be prepared for walking, but there's plenty to see and do, so lots of opportunities to take a break and enjoy this lovely city!
Written 7 December 2021
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada2,669 contributions
Oct. 2021
When many think of Vancouver, they no doubt think of the natural beauty - Stanley Park, for example. And, many of the previous reviews for this attraction include things to do well beyond the downtown core. But, if we limit our scope to the downtown area only (often referred to as CBD, or central business district) things appear to be changing, and not necessarily for the better.
A recent stroll through this area showed a lot of gray buildings and gray people - where are your smiles, people? Buskers have been replaced by homeless people sleeping on the sidewalk - not back alleys, main streets!
On the positive side, the mixture of old and new architecture is quite stunning.
So, if you are from out of town, may I suggest you stick to the surrounding areas, like Stanley Park and Kitsilano? Best way to view the city skyline is from the sea-bus.
Written 23 October 2021
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realpoirier
Terrebonne, Canada24 contributions
Sep. 2021
A very beautiful city. The Stanley park is a place to see. Canada Place is very interesting. A great number of itinérants downtown Vanvouver!
Written 29 September 2021
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson17,288 contributions
Aug. 2021
The overwhelming number (and I use the term in the strictest of senses) of Vancouver's high rises will be found here. And where is "here?" Downtown encompasses Gas Town, Chinatown, Yaletown, West End, and Coal Harbor.

Mostly though, the area associated with the CBD (downtown proper) is the stretch bordering Waterfront Station (memorial to the soldier with Victory on the ascent to heaven) and those towering buildings best appreciated at night when the lights go on.

Our view from the 20th floor of the Marriott Pinnacle (Harbor view) brought all that into reality for us. The lights were magical, the city puts on quite a show at nighttime. During the day, Downtown was so stroll-able and the historical buildings we found were special nuggets in a time capsule.
Written 5 September 2021
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Jamie D
Ottawa, Canada295 contributions
Aug. 2021
We loved the skyline, probable walked 22000 steps average a day and we still didn't even see everything! We will definitely be coming back for a visit and have decided to buy a condo here when we win the lottery.
Written 27 August 2021
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