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Vancouver Downtown

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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver downtown has a lot to offer and really close to a beautiful nature escape and Whistler, B.C.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Vancouver downtown has a lot to offer and really close to a beautiful nature escape and Whistler, B.C.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of great shopping and restaurants within walking distance. No need to rent a car unless you are thinking of venturing out far. Most places are Handicap accessible. Locals are very friendly. No need to convert currency if you use a credit card. All merchants, taxis, hotel, etc that we ran into accepted credit. Hotel can arrange any tours, transportation... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although very short time spent on VA downtown, I really enjoyed the night scene and beautiful water landscapes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family is very biased towards the city of Vancouver. We come often from Seattle to get a good city hit. Spectacular backdrop scenery at the mountains and plenty of water views. Fun neighborhoods like Yaletown and Gastown, both of which are reasonable walking if your hotel is downtown. The downtown Vancouver Art Museum is a well curated and worth... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being surrounded by crystal clear water in every direction, and enormous mountains in the background, Vancouver is a very pretty city. The city is modern, clean and the streets are wide. the airport is less than a 30 min drive from downtown, making it very convenient to get to and from. Lots of marinas and a great skyline. But as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A MUST see. Avery NICE ,although EXPENSIVE city . Adequate parking ,great eats,lots of taverns.nice Crows every where!! (I like watching Crows) Gorgeous buildings ,Great sea port,Sea planes land Right Down Town!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no other city quite like it. Vancouver is 120 years young bright beautiful and full of the tremendous energy of youthfulness that promises that this city shall reign supreme over the globe as one of the lovliest places on the planet. Something for every taste. With an area population of about 2 million we last year hosted 22... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed on Robson and enjoyed the ease of walking to and around downtown. Buses are dependable but I did not use the buses this trip. The best shops for a wide range of prices, plus conveniently located and variety of foods.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic! Great city, much space, quiteness, nature. Kind people. Nice tours. I was there with my girlfriend in june and july 2015 while we were traveling trough the western part of Canada by car for 17 days. We have seen so many beautiful places, best holiday ever!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely city, friendly people clean and welcoming. Stayed for 5 days, either end of a Whistler ski trip. It really felt like home, and could seriously see how we could live there (currently enjoying our life in rural England). I would recommend this place to anyone. The only But - is that it's generally quite pricey for everything. We stayed... More 

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Downtown
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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