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Vancouver Downtown

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #16 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: More residential than business.
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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We've stayed downtown (in a hostel) during each of our three visits to Vancouver in the past 17 years. We love it! Toronto has a fantastic downtown, but it is doesn't have ocean and mountains surrounding it. There is so much to see and do in Vancouver's downtown, and it's urban virbrancy at its best.

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Hong Kong, China
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We stayed on Smithe Street during our visit and it was easy walking throughout most of Yaletown. Lots of shops and restaurants. Sundays a few streets get closed to cars and small markets and art pop-ups blossom. Its easy getting around, people are friendly and the shops were not crowded. Its an interesting place to start your visit from. Better... More

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Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Thought it was pretty expensive but the people were very nice and friendly. Don't even think about buying alcohol in Vancouver . The government taxes the heck out of it!

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San Marcos, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What I realized about downtown Vancouver is that nothing is too far and everything is about 15 minutes away walking distance! You can be in Yale town and 15 minutes later be in Stanley Park!

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The Road
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238 reviews 238 reviews
37 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Vancouver's actual "downtown" is a mix of boring towers full of banks and law offices and the same stores you can find in any mall in any country in the world. Other than a second-rate art gallery in a lovely historical building, there isn't much you have to see here. Whether you want the best restaurants, the most interesting shopping,... More

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VICTORIA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have taken public transit from Tswassen Ferry Terminal to the Airport, and to Downtown Vancouver about 3 times. Just can't applaud enough about it! The YVR (airport) segment makes getting to and from the Ferry Terminal a "dream".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Vancouver is a beautiful city and I had the most perfect weather. The city is diverse, clean and absolutely beautiful.

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England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great town with a great atmosphere. Everything is easily within walking distance. Gastown is so interesting and the steam clock is a real attraction. China town is well worth a visit and of course you must stroll down Robson Street if you enjoy shopping or just simply mixing with the in-crowd. Canada place offers great views of the newly... More

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Gurgaon, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My expectations were so high that I almost expected to be disappointed, but this city is even better... It is like a gift that keeps giving...

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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Vancouver is a world class city. I live in California, grew up in the SF Bay Area, and found Vancouver to be heads and shoulders above SF on a tourism scale. Vancouver is clean, walkable, cycleable, vibrant, fun, friendly, and affordable. A lot of things that SF is not. Beautiful city.

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