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The West Side

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Address: Point Grey, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Shopping district known for its interesting upscale specialty stores.

Shopping district known for its interesting upscale specialty stores.

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This part of downtown has a litle bit of everything from shops / restaurants & sites / sounds of the hustle & bussel. Lot's to see & do for everyone!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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1,286 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This part of downtown has a litle bit of everything from shops / restaurants & sites / sounds of the hustle & bussel. Lot's to see & do for everyone!

Thank sashakeena
Dublin, Ireland
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873 reviews
633 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Can't really say too much about this place, it's residential, established, few shops, malls, restaurants etc, doesn't hold the panache that the old musical about the pseudo Shakespearean family feud tuned gang warfare tale has. No Jets or Sharks, I wouldn't even call it a Blue collar neighbourhood to be honest. Go here, go out, you're not missing much, MEH.

Thank Theycallitmadness
Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Welcome to multi-millionaire land. No property you'll see on your tour is worth less than a million, and most will be 2 or more. The West Side is the number one family neighbourhood in the world, I would expect, where the world's rich want to have property, either to live on or to invest in. I won't go into the... More 

1 Thank Alex C
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is so charming. Our hotel was in this area, and is within walking to the beach or to daily shopping. Clean, quite and safe. Is on the city bus system, so no car is needed. Mostly condos, apartments and small hotels. Lots of nice gardens, and places to eat. I loved it and suspect it is in the higher... More 

Thank LadyRosebud
Toronto, Canada
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1,053 reviews
407 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

From Kitsilano all the way out to UBC, the Point Grey area exudes wealth, not outrageous wealth but solidly comfortable wealth. The trees are lovely; a good many of the houses are, too.Then there is UBC. The buildings are a mish-mash, but the grounds are well-kept, and the view of the North Shore mountains is splendid. And don't forget the... More 

1 Thank operalover939
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63 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful city! Beautiful parks! Beautiful beaches! Just perfect!so many tourist attractions!!! Sea wall walk is just super!!!! Again you need camera!!!

1 Thank OlaIzabella
Newark, New Jersey
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35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed at the West side and walked to different places. We used public transportation with a lot of options. The best option will be bicycle throughout

2 Thank Noemi N
Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Vancouver's West Side is guilty of so much hubris but it still has some charm and a great deal of life for the bargain hunters among its residents. Therefore, surprises for the visitor. Quite lovely even on a rainy day.

1 Thank KyotoBound
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Lived all my life on The West Side...so much to savour and experience from the beaches to the museums and so much more!

Thank tamsin1
Redmond, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

nice shopping, beach access and views of shipping lanes, boats, seaplanes, kayaks, everything to the mountains

Thank alohaR

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.