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Tucson16,624 contributions
Highrise Paradise (with a bit of history thrown in for good measure)
Aug 2021
The overwhelming number (and I use the term in the strictest of senses) of Vancouver's high rises will be found here. And where is "here?" Downtown encompasses Gas Town, Chinatown, Yaletown, West End, and Coal Harbor.

Mostly though, the area associated with the CBD (downtown proper) is the stretch bordering Waterfront Station (memorial to the soldier with Victory on the ascent to heaven) and those towering buildings best appreciated at night when the lights go on.

Our view from the 20th floor of the Marriott Pinnacle (Harbor view) brought all that into reality for us. The lights were magical, the city puts on quite a show at nighttime. During the day, Downtown was so stroll-able and the historical buildings we found were special nuggets in a time capsule.
Written September 5, 2021
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Jamie D
Ottawa, Canada289 contributions
Loads to see
Aug 2021
We loved the skyline, probable walked 22000 steps average a day and we still didn't even see everything! We will definitely be coming back for a visit and have decided to buy a condo here when we win the lottery.
Written August 27, 2021
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Dickenson Family
Kemptville, Canada824 contributions
Large Skyline
Aug 2021
Large buildings, grid like design. Lots of unique architecture, some really tall buildings. Beautiful area.
Written August 7, 2021
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spud0018
Mississauga, Canada577 contributions
Be Prepared for Lots of Walking
Aug 2021
So much to see and you can shop to your hearts content. Wear good walking shoes!! A huge variety of stores including many high end stores that you don't see elsewhere in Canada. So difficult to choose where to eat - so many options. Very busy! It is sad to see the juxtaposition of rich and poor though in this city - East Hastings is eye opening to drive through (don't recommend walking through this area).
Written August 7, 2021
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E-P
Matane, Québec296 contributions
Like a small NYC
Jul 2021
We enjoyed it very much. Just enough life to be lively, beautiful scenery, enough "regular" stores to make your life easy. If you get a room downtown, you'll always be close to anything. And easy to drive when needed.
Written July 31, 2021
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,216 contributions
Unique Architecture!
May 2021
Vancouver continues to grow with the building of new architecture throughout the downtown core! Love the city even during these COVID times!
Written May 23, 2021
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Hari A
Delta, British Columbia, Canada572 contributions
Natures beauty
Mar 2021
Although I live in a suburb about 25 minutes to the city, as soon as I approach the downtown area of Vancouver I appreciate natures beauty. Separated by patches of water with a back drop of snow capped mountains I admire the architecture of the tall towers that have added to the beauty of this city. The downtown core is easily accessible by walk or bicycles. Stanley Park, Beach Avenue, Gastown, Robson, Granville Island - oh, there is so much to do especially in the summer when it's warm and bright!¬
Written March 21, 2021
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,216 contributions
COVID Quiet!
Dec 2020
Sad too see downtown shops & restaurants are so quiet during COVID times! Travelling along the main streets to see the local shops & along the waterfront not very busy. Hoping 2021 will turnaround for everyone!
Written December 23, 2020
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,287 contributions
Lively vibe and so safe
Sep 2020
On this last trip we spent 6 days in Vancouver at 2 hotels...one on Burrard near Davie and the other on Burrard near Nicola. We must have walked 20 Km at all hours of the day/night and enjoyed every minute of it. Robson Street in particular was always lively. Even some sections on Hastings at Main weren't ideal, but never felt unsafe. Vancouver is such a walkable city. We took advantage of the excellent Compass card when necessary, but really liked walking about.
Written October 18, 2020
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Douglas552
Hawick762 contributions
So easy to stroll around!
Feb 2020
Such an easy centre to wander around, be it the new or old parts of town, e.g. Gastown and everyone so friendly and welcoming everywhere!
Written August 25, 2020
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