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Home to Vancouver’s gay village, this neighborhood is one of the city’s most densely populated and liveliest, with popular cafés, shops and nightclubs.

West End is Vancouver’s cultural hub, featuring the city’s gay village, heritage buildings and an assortment of cafés and shops. With a population of over 40,000, the neighborhood is quite densely populated for North America. If the crowds become too much, escape to one of the many parks and beaches in the area.

Start out on Robson Street, West End’s main thoroughfare. Here, visit an assortment of international restaurants and fashion boutiques. On a summer evening you’ll find this area filled with West End residents enjoying dinner or drinks on restaurant terraces. Robson Street also features the hotel district of Robson Slopes. Stay in this area for easy access to the beach, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver.

Explore Davie Village, the heart of Vancouver’s gay community, which is one of the largest in western Canada. Cafés, designer fashion outlets and nightclubs fill the area. Visit in August to see the spectacular gay pride parade, which has been attracting thousands of visitors since 1978.

See one of the most beloved pieces of Vancouver public art in Morton Park on the southern edge of West End. Yue Minjun’s A-maze-ing Laughter is a series of tall bronze sculptures showing the artist in fits of hysterical laughter. Have your photo taken alongside the oversized statues.

West End is where Vancouver’s wealthy merchants once built their mansions. As a result, a heritage district of well-preserved Victorian manors sits in the middle of the neighborhood today. Tour the Roedde House Museum to see a collection of late 19th-century artifacts in an impressive old house. Explore the Barclay Heritage Square surrounding the house to see more antique architecture.

Located in the northern section of downtown Vancouver, West End is served by several subway stops and many buses. If you are driving, be prepared to pay a steep fee to park on one of the neighborhood’s main streets.


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Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
2.5 out of 5
1431 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$86 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Located in West End, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Robson Street and Vancouver Waterfront. United States Consulate and Robson Square are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (979 reviews)

"This hotel is very clean ,nice and staff was super friendly .we got breakfast in the morning The best thing about this hotel is its location ,everything is at walking distance Transit stop was just outside of the hotel Will love to stay there again"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2021

Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver
Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
3 out of 5
1160 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$149 per night from 28 Feb. to 1 Mar.

Located in West End, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital and Sunset Beach. Robson Street and Granville Street are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,180 reviews)

"Excellent location, clean spacious room, friendly stuff."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb. 2021

Sandman Suites Vancouver on Davie
Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
3 out of 5
1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$163 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Located in West End, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of English Bay Beach and Stanley Park. Robson Street and Vancouver ...

4.4/5Excellent! (991 reviews)

"Loved the staff, every one. Ray in the dining room was out of this world!"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2021

Sylvia Hotel
The Listel Hotel Vancouver
The Listel Hotel Vancouver
3.5 out of 5
1300 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$180 per night from 28 Feb. to 1 Mar.

Located in West End, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Robson Street and Vancouver Waterfront. Granville Street and United States Consulate are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)

"This is a really lovely, clean and trendy hotel located right downtown. Walking distance to everywhere downtown."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2021

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Sonder at Revival
Sonder at Revival
4 out of 5
1771 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$161 per night from 16 Mar. to 17 Mar.

Located in West End, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Vancouver False Creek Seawall and English Bay Beach. Robson Street and Stanley Park are also ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Property was well kept/clean, my girlfriend and I had an amazing stay. Guest services were fast in any inquiries we had. Big shout of to guest services agent Steven, was always there when we needed help! Area was super convenient, multiple restaurants and places to do groceries. Thanks once again ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2021

Sonder at Revival
Sunset Inn and Suites
Sunset Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
1111 Burnaby St, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$145 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Located in West End, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sunset Beach and St. Paul's Hospital. Vancouver International Film Centre and Granville Island ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)

"Room was spacious, well equipped and comfortable............"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2021

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