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Vancouver Downtown

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #18 of 185 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: More residential than business.
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant array of shops, a lot of small shops and some marts, not that many supermarkets like in the uk! but there are a couple, plenty of 7/11 shops which sell food, newspapers, travel passes, and phone cards etc. There were a few beggars about and some parts of Granville street looked a bit seedy, you just need to look... More

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Stillwater MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I loved walking around downtown Vancouver. There is so much to see and do. There are loads of restaurants and shops everywhere. Many of the buildings are in themselves beautiful to look at such as the Vancouver art museum with works of art all around it. Canada Place and Gas Town are fun areas to walk around too.The streets are... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

So wonderful to have people on the streets all hours. So accessible and easy to walk. Great shopping and loved the Vancouver Art Museum - and easy walk to the water.

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Carlsbad, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Vancouver is a very big city with lots going on....lots of glass and concrete...and lots of funky little places, too. This is a very open-minded and very young city. Lots to do in the summer.

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DUblin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of junkies and dope-heads hanging around downtown. Homeless beggars are sad to see but mainly non-threatening but there were a lot more threatening individuals right downtown and towards chinatown in middle of day. I was shocked!

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Borthwick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Just returned froman excellent trip to Canada involving 5 nights in Vancouver in three different hotels; Century Plaza, Sandman and Robson on Rosedale. Hotels all great - we were upgraded to the Corporate tower at the Sandman. I would rate them on as 4* (our rooms). Stanley Park sea wall walk a must The aquarium is the best I've visited.... More

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Waregem
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The location of this city is unique, but it lacks genuinity and warmth. It's a little too clean, too well organised. You can use Vancouver as a start base for trips to Vancouver Island or the mountains and it is very easy to visit the main attractions in a single day. I am very open minded and positive towards homosexual... More

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glenwood iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It's a very nice city. I found it to be very clean. I'd honestly like to go back and spend more time exploring.

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I love downtown Vancouver. It has everything in a small condensed area. You can be amidst the hustle and bustle of Robson or Granville Streets, or completely lost in the forests of Stanley Park. The accessibility to the ocean is amazing via the never-ending seawall. I love the stretch between the Conference Centres and Stanley Park. I find gazing at... More

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Ferrara
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Vancouver downtown offers a very nice skyline with its high buildings (however not to compare with NY skyline). Nice and clean streets, many with trees asides, full of bars, restaurants, shops. A special mention goes to the Christ Church Cathedral, with its incredible wooden ceiling.

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