If it's your first visit to our lovely west coast city, there is a good chance your home base will be Vancouver's downtown. The benefits to staying in the city center include being close to transit, shopping, and nightlife. But downtown Vancouver offers much, much more.
So, I've recently added these articles to get you acquainted with the city center:
And being downtown, you'll also be handy to some other fantastic Vancouver neighborhoods. The West End is between downtown and Stanley Park, Coal Harbour is located along the waterfront near Canada Place, and Gastown is a heritage district just northeast of the city center. Welcome!