Downtown Vancouver

Welcome to Downtown Vancouver

A vibrant and trendy neighborhood at the heart of the city

Containing the Coal Harbour, Yaletown, West End, and Downtown communities, this central neighborhood of Vancouver is known for its bustling business district, high-end shopping, and thriving arts and entertainment. Its residents live in the center of the action while still being able to enjoy other parts of the city.
It began as a peninsula full of warehouses and industry, built up around the harbors and the west end of the Pacific Coast Railway in the late 1800s. In the past century, this busy neighborhood has transformed, adding luxury housing and a high-end lifestyle while maintaining that same sense of industriousness.
Luxurious new developments are being built downtown, especially in Coal Harbour. Trendy and modern, these high-class homes are the epitome of urban living, giving residents easy access to the lifestyle they crave.

What to Love 

  • Take in the art and history of Robson Square
  • Enjoy Stanley Park with a trip along the seawall
  • Shop high-end stores at Pacific Centre Mall

People & Lifestyle 

Downtown is a bustling mecca that seamlessly mixes business and pleasure. Here, a high standard of living feels easily achievable with close proximity to work, entertainment, and shopping.
This neighborhood is perfect for young professionals who want to take advantage of mixing work and play. However, it would also suit young families as the neighborhood boasts a number of impressive schools and easy access to nature.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment 

Downtown Vancouver is loaded with trendy shopping and dining options. With high-end boutiques, name-brand stores, and Michelin-starred restaurants, a life of luxury awaits you here.
Downtown is the place to shop in Vancouver, with its diverse and numerous stores. Pacific Centre Mall and Robson Street both offer high-end shops and boutiques. Meanwhile, Hudson’s Bay is a historic Canadian department store offering everything from clothing to home goods. No matter what you’re looking for, there is no shortage of shopping opportunities.
During the day, Downtown residents can be found at one of the neighborhood's many food trucks, but in the evening, it’s all about fine dining. Renowned eateries can be found in every part of Downtowns, such as Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, L'Abattoir (French), Blue Water Cafe (Seafood), and Chambar (Belgian).

Things to Do 

If you’re looking for entertainment, sports, and nightlife, Downtown Vancouver is the place you want to be. This vibrant and bustling neighborhood is full of event centers and trendy clubs.
Vancouver Convention Centre hosts many incredible events, including the annual TED Conference. Every October, the three-day Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo takes place in Robson Square. Year-round offerings include concerts at The Orpheum, games at Rogers Arena, and exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The nightlife in Downtown is thriving in clubs such as The Roxy and Bar None. And while this neighborhood may be known for its urban appeal, Stanley Park is a true oasis within the city. Enjoy gorgeous views along the seawall, visit Vancouver Aquarium, or explore the park by horse-drawn carriage


Downtown Vancouver is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: 
  • Lions Gate Montessori is a micro-school focused on helping its students reach their highest potential both academically and socially.
  • King George Secondary School is the oldest and most prestigious secondary school in Vancouver.
  • The Westside School is a non-profit K-12 school that places high value on the leadership and mental well-being of its students.
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