Downtown


Downtown Vancouver hosts incredible views from its high-rises along with world class parks and shops throughout the neighborhood.

Coal Harbour:

Coal Harbour is one of Vancouver’s most prestigious waterfront neighborhoods. Not only does it include luxury residences, but it also includes a busy harbor with its float plane terminal, Convention Centre, and Cruise Ship Terminal. Stanley Park is right there on the northern edge. The discovery of coal in the harbor area in 1862 is what led to its renowned name.

 

With incredible views or Stanley Park, the North Shore Mountains and the Burrard Inlet, the area comes at a premium. The area also includes local upscale gyms, spas and a waterfront community center. With shopping on most streets, you’ll have access to luxury boutique stores and the top restaurants.

 

Yaletown:

In the early 1900’s the area was built with warehouses, small manufacturers and truck companies. Since Expo 1986, the 204 acres of land have been transformed into residential zoning, hence all the new developments along the waterfront. You’ll also get to see a number “loft” style apartments in the area due to the conversion from warehouses.

 

Within Yaletown, you’ll also get to enjoy several parks in the area such as David Lam, Creekside and Coopers’ Park. The most significant is David Lam park situated in a convenient location on the west side of Yaletown and spans 10 acres of open green space.

 

 

West-End:

The West End was Vancouver’s true downtown area. Densely populating yet with views of English Bay and Stanley Park stretching to UBC and Kitsilano. The area is a mix of mid-rise and high-rise building and lots of rental buildings. During the 1960’s, most of the development occurred as there was an increase in demand in the West End.

 

West End, Vancouver is also very well known for its prominent streets for shopping. With Robson Street, Denman Street, and Davie Street defining the West End, all streets come with commercial suites on the ground floor extending from restaurants, to retail shops and coffee bars, it creates traffic to make the neighborhood a lot more lively.

 

Downtown West:

Downtown West is a trendy, fashionable and densely populated neighborhood. Everything is in walking distance and you have access to natural amenities such as English Bay, False Creek and the Seawall. The neighborhood boasts as being one of Canada’s most liveable downtown cores due to easy accessibility.

 

With many shopping districts and street retail, the most popular is Pacific Centre that allows users to enjoy the benefits of a larger mall. Also, with Gastown, it offers a different experience of shopping. Older architecture and local restaurants bring back culture into the neighborhood.

 

 

Downtown East:

Downtown East is one of Vancouver’s fastest changing neighborhoods with new development, new restaurants and new retail opening constantly. It’s a history-filled neighborhood encompassing parts of the famous Gastown, and the historic Chinatown. Demand has been increasing lately in the neighborhood due to it being more affordable compared to the rest of the downtown core.

 

The neighborhood offers plenty of park space and shopping districts. The most prominent park in the Downtown East is Andy Livingstone Park that offers Chinese-culture inspired park space and ponds and includes incredible soccer fields and a baseball diamond.


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