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This trendy residential neighborhood and nightlife destination on the False Creek waterfront was once a neglected warehouse district. 

Yaletown—bordered by False Creek to the south, Homer Street to the west and Pacific Boulevard to the east— was largely abandoned for years before the ‘80s. Once a gritty industrial district home to warehouses and rail yards, the area is now a hub of activity with restaurants, cafes, bars and desirable loft-style apartments.

Yaletown was first settled by the Canadian Pacific Railroad workers in the late 19th century, when the area was the hub of the bustling rail yards. Many of these workers had come to Vancouver from a town called Yale, about 110 miles (180km) away and brought their hometown name to their new neighborhood. When the railroads died out in the ‘40s, Yaletown became a rough, poor part of town. It was revitalized for the 1986 World’s Fair (Expo ‘86).

This area is now one of the most popular spots in the city. There are plenty of patio cafes and rooftop bars to people watch and be seen. Not only is it a much desired waterfront residential area with plenty of green open spaces, but it’s also a haven of sidewalk cafes, local designer boutiques, galleries, bars and high-end restaurants. Though little original housing from the 19th century remains, many businesses and retail outlets have taken up residency and renovated the old brick buildings.

The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center is a great little diversion for train buffs, loaded with railroad history. It was once a Canadian Pacific Railroad repair shed, and now houses the preserved steam engine (Engine No. 374) which brought the first passenger train into Vancouver in 1887.

As the sun sets, sip a beer at the award winning Yaletown Brewing Company or enjoy a cocktail at one of the many bars.

This trendy upscale neighborhood is an easy walk from downtown Vancouver, or a quick ferry ride from Granville Island.


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Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
Rosedale On Robson Suite Hotel
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
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This family-friendly Vancouver hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Central Public Library, BC Place Stadium ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,319 reviews)

"I really like this hotel as it’s central and easy to walk to everything downtown. The staff are very welcoming and helpful, and the suites are very nice with good views of the city."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2021

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Rosedale Condominiums
Rosedale Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
838 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
The price is NZ$131 per night from 28 Feb. to 1 Mar.

Located in Yaletown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver Central Public Library, BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Granville ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,015 reviews)

"Love how clean how friendly. Wish we had a different room and a garbage in the living room"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2021

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OPUS Hotel Vancouver
OPUS Hotel Vancouver
4 out of 5
322 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Yaletown, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rogers Arena and Granville Island Public Market. Vancouver Waterfront and Canada Place are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (887 reviews)

"Location is amazing, boutique friendly staff and service and charming. comfortable rooms.."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

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Welcome home to this beautiful unit with large balcony, in the best location!
Welcome home to this beautiful unit with large balcony, in the best location!
189 Davie Street, 501, Vancouver, BC
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This family-friendly Vancouver condo is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver False Creek Seawall and Granville Street. BC Place Stadium ...

5/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Great location

"We really enjoyed our stay at the apartment for 6 weeks. Everything was great. The apartment has everything you need, very neat & well maintained. Great location, just a minute walk to Yaletown sky train station. There is a supermarket, urban fare downstairs , makes it so convenient. There are lots ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2020

Welcome home to this beautiful unit with large balcony, in the best location!
Luxury yaletown apartment
Luxury yaletown apartment
1008 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Yaletown, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of BC Place Stadium, Granville Street and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Rogers Arena and Robson ...

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Yaletown 2bd, Water View, Pool, Hot Tub, Gym, Steam, Steps to Seawall
Yaletown 2bd, Water View, Pool, Hot Tub, Gym, Steam, Steps to Seawall
189 Davie Street, 805, Vancouver, BC
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Located in Yaletown, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Vancouver False Creek Seawall and Granville Street. BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena are also ...

Yaletown 2bd, Water View, Pool, Hot Tub, Gym, Steam, Steps to Seawall
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