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Amble along the waterfront at Vancouver Harbour and visit theaters, shopping avenues and museums in the heart of one of Canada’s largest cities.

Downtown Vancouver is a vibrant and intriguing area with bright lights, skyscrapers and an eclectic port area. Many of the city’s main attractions and cultural highlights line the shores of the Vancouver Harbour and False Creek, which borders the city center. Experience the country’s diverse terrain with the FlyOver Canada simulator at Canada Place.

Arrive in the downtown area via the historic Waterfront Station, an example of the city’s impressive architecture. Admire its neoclassical style, red-brick façade and white columns. A few blocks southeast is Gastown, the oldest part of Vancouver’s downtown area. Enjoy the romantic ambiance here as you stroll down cobbled streets lined with Victorian houses.

For a more modern part of downtown Vancouver, visit the iconic shopping avenue of Robson Street. Browse upscale boutiques and immerse yourself in the fashionable setting. Dine in style at a sushi restaurant or enjoy an abundance of international cuisine along the street.

Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery to discover local artists and established international names. Peruse its collection of landscape paintings and modern photo exhibits. Another artistic highlight is the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, which hosts the Vancouver Opera and Ballet British Columbia. Watch a performance in the auditorium, which seats almost 3,000 people.

Spend some time in Chinatown to see the Sam Kee Building, which is known as the world’s narrowest commercial edifice. Visit the Chinese Cultural Centre and enjoy Chinese food from one of the many restaurants. Relax in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for some peace and quiet in the middle of the bustling city.

Downtown Vancouver is the sports hub of the city, with stadiums home to many of the city’s most popular teams. Attend an ice hockey match at Rogers Arena, where the Vancouver Canucks play. Watch Canadian football and soccer matches at BC Place Stadium.

Immediately north of the downtown area is one of the city’s highlights, Stanley Park. Follow nature trails for views of the mountains that surround the city, the expansive English Bay and dense forests.

Downtown Vancouver is a major transport hub for British Columbia and can be easily reached by bus, SkyTrain and on foot from surrounding Vancouver neighborhoods.


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The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$190 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps away from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,339 reviews)

"The stall was wonderful close everything I would stay there again,"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2021

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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
4 out of 5
1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$149 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (2,531 reviews)

"The staff at the P2B lounge were amazing!!! Will stay there again for sure."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2021

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Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$192 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.

Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Vancouver Art Gallery. Granville Street and English ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,032 reviews)

"Good location, friendly staff, overall an excellent experience"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2021

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Pan Pacific Vancouver
Pan Pacific Vancouver
4.5 out of 5
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$290 per night from 1 Mar. to 2 Mar.

Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps away from Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and Vancouver Convention Centre are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (3,049 reviews)

"Everything was really great! Check in was easy and check out was very fast and contact-less. The only issue I had was the paid parking. We had to pay every time we went in and out of the hotel parking and it was about 20$ each time. So that wasn't very convenient for us. But overall our stay was ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2021

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EXchange Hotel Vancouver
EXchange Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
475 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$163 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.

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! (1,569 reviews)

"Good location in the city within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and tourist attractions."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2021

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Hotel Blu Vancouver
Hotel Blu Vancouver
4 out of 5
177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$165 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouver Central Public Library and Rogers ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,639 reviews)

"Great location, staff was great and helpful. Everything you need was a Roxy a way."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2021

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