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Yaletown

Mainland & Hamilton Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #43 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Yaletown is Vancouver’s trendy and upscale renovated warehouse district. This fresh urban neighbourhood is just an easy walk from the centre of... more » Owner description: Yaletown is Vancouver’s trendy and upscale renovated warehouse district. This fresh urban neighbourhood is just an easy walk from the centre of downtown Vancouver or a quick ferry ride from Granville Island. Yaletown’s converted heritage buildings are home to some of city’s top fashion and design shops, as well as cutting edge restaurants and bars. Old loading docks act as giant sidewalks and create a unique setting for wandering, shopping, or lounging at one of the many outdoor patios. « less
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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visually, Yaletown is very appealing. Historically, it is very interesting. Culturally, it's modern urbanism.

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When I was visiting Vancouver we stayed in yell town and ate at a restaurant called Yale town brewery absolutely amazing! fresh beer awesome service love I love area of Vancouver

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a nice area in Vancouver with restaurant row. Nice to walk around but not much to see. If you go for an early dinner, you can walk around town after you are finished and see it all.

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Yaletown was on our list of places to visit and we were not disappointed - interesting architecture and usage of space from a past use as railroad and warehouses. Inviting bars and restaurants on the 3 main streets.

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Hamilton, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This town is very beautiful and it is accessible by ferries and bus. It is very nice to walk during the night. The only down side is the litter around the street which could be done by organizing some cleaning operation. Rather than that, this town offer a lot of restaurants and places to go!

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YaletownBIA, Manager at Yaletown, responded to this review

Hello, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Yaletown and thank you for the rating you gave the area. In respect to the cleanliness of the area, the Yaletown BIA has a litter pick up team that are in addition to any services offered by the City of Vancouver and Parks Board. This team work five... More

Folsom, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

On the positive side, Yaletown has a nice mix of restaurants and shops. However, the area was about the dirtiest we've ever seen in a big city. Specifically, lots of litter (cigarette butts, empty coffee cups, potato chip bags, etc.) and some smelly, overflowing garbage cans. The area needs some TLC and it could be great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It's a gorgeous place to be even to stop by for a half hour by sunset. The views there are magnificent so try not to pay attention to all the shops but even better the view. Stop by in fly over canada which will also be worth every penny. Definitely check this out before you go!

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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Yaletown district/area of Vancouver was a wonderful area to walk around and explore. There are numerous upscale & outstanding restaurants, neat shops, breweries, parks, etc. We were quite surprised at the number of very large high-rise condo buildings. (Nice looking – have no idea of the cost however.) Mainland Street and Hamilton Street seem to have the neatest shops... More

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Newport Beach, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I can not express how beautiful this neighborhood has become. Wonderful waterfront condos surrounded by restaurants/shopping. This neighborhood is lively and full of places to see and great walk ways

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Canada
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Yaletown has a lot of fun restaurants, tapas and coffee shops. Be aware some of the eateries are quite expensive. You can take the foot ferry over to Granville island from Yaletown. The sky train also stops at Yaletown. Great place to look over false creek and people watch.

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