Downtown, Vancouver

Downtown, Vancouver (must see)

Downtown Vancouver is the southeastern portion of the peninsula in the north-central part of the City of Vancouver. It is the business, commercial, cultural, financial, government, and entertainment center of the city and the Metro Vancouver and Lower Mainland regions. Downtown Vancouver offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountain region. It is considered one of the most beautiful urban centers in the world. Visitors have the opportunity to stroll through the popular Robson Street, exotic Chinatown, or explore historic Gastown. With a wide range of shopping and dining options, this area is sure to stay a favorite for many years to come.

Why You Should Visit:
One of the nicest things about Vancouver's Downtown is that there's seldom a rush hour of significance; this is a place made for city living.
Almost all areas are awash with a range of shops, bars & restaurants to cater to all world tastes in terms of quality, quantity, and price as well.
Safe to walk day or night and fairly clean. During the summer parts of streets are closed to vehicles to make it even safer for pedestrians.

Tip:
Public washrooms can be tricky to find so if you find one, you might want to use it – try a restaurant if necessary.
Sight description based on wikipedia

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Vancouver, Canada within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Downtown on Map

Sight Name: Downtown
Sight Location: Vancouver, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Vancouver, Canada

Create Your Own Walk in Vancouver

Create Your Own Walk in Vancouver

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vancouver is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Walking Tour of Vancouver's West End

Walking Tour of Vancouver's West End

The West End is a large residential area in Vancouver famous among tourists for Robson Street, the home of numerous trendy shops and hot boutiques. This district also features a number of parks, beaches and other fun attractions. This walking tour will guide you to the most significant attractions in the West End of Vancouver.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 Km or 4.3 Miles
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Vancouver without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Vancouver, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Vancouver without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Vancouver, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
Vancouver Walking Tour: Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Walking Tour: Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant was one of the very first neighborhood zones developed in the city of Vancouver. Here you can find lively coffee shops, bistros, trendy boutiques, galleries, and much more. Take this walking tour to discover all the great attractions of the Mount Pleasant area.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Walking Tour: Downtown Galleries of Vancouver

Walking Tour: Downtown Galleries of Vancouver

Vancouver has a thriving art scene with enough galleries to satisfy a wide range of interests. The galleries found in the downtown area are the most reputable of the city and feature works from all levels of artists. Take this walking tour to learn about the main art galleries in downtown Vancouver.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Vancouver Introduction Walk

Vancouver Introduction Walk

The third largest city in Canada, Vancouver is a dynamic and vibrant metropolis in British Columbia known for a variety of world-class attractions. Take this orientation walk and get familiar with the most popular spots of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles

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