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Best Neighborhoods to Visit in Vancouver

Diverse, scenic, and interesting neighborhoods make up the City of Vancouver, ranging from the commercial downtown and historic Gastown to colorful Chinatown and trendy Main Street. You'll also want to spend time on Granville Island, in Yaletown, and along the Coal Harbour waterfront.

Best Vancouver Neighborhoods for Travelers
Discover the diversity of Vancouver's neighborhoods, from laid-back Kitsilano to historic Gastown. Visitor guides, restaurant round-ups, and hotel recommendations will help you plan a trip to your favorite.

Gastown Visitor Guide
This Gastown tourist guide introduces the attractions, activities, and dining in one of Vancouver's most historic neighborhoods.

Granville Island Visitor Guide
Millions visit Granville Island each year to eat at the market, visit artist studios, and stay at the neighborhood's only hotel. This Granville Island visitor guide covers where to go, stay, and dine on a trip to the island.

Downtown Vancouver Visitor Guide
Downtown is the city hub for hotels, entertainment, and transit. Get to know this busy neighborhood with a visitor guide to Downtown Vancouver.

West End Visitor Guide
The West End is the gateway to Stanley Park. But it's also an eclectic neighborhood filled with casual restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and budget hotels. Fantastic beaches and a welcoming vibe make Vancouver's West End a favorite with visitors -- especially gay travelers.

Stanley Park Visitor Guide
With its seawall, giant trees, and totem poles, Stanley Park is the top attraction in Vancouver. This visitor guide introduces what to do, see, and eat in the Vancouver park.

Yaletown Visitor Guide
Head to Vancouver's upscale Yaletown neighborhood, to see where rail-yard history fuses with modern restaurants and cocktail-fueled nightlife.

Vancouver's North Shore Visitor Guide
Visit North Vancouver and West Vancouver to experience the diversity of the west coast. These twin cities on Vancouver's North Shore deliver a fun mix of sophisticated shops, waterfront hotels, and mountaintop restaurants.

Richmond Visitor Guide
With its night markets, modern shopping malls, and historical attractions, Richmond is a fantastic place to visit. Use this visitor guide to get a feel for the city and its draws.

Coal Harbour Visitor Guide
Enjoy Vancouver's high-end, waterfront community -- where boats dock at expansive marinas and Stanley Park is only steps away. This visitor guide covers attractions, dining, and hotels in Vancouver's Coal Harbour neighborhood.

Main Street Visitor Guide
For quirky shops, lively bars, and tasty vegetarian dining, make Main Street your destination to explore. You'll find details about the area's attractions, dining, and nightlife in this visitor guide.

Things to Do in Downtown Vancouver
Explore the galleries, attractions, and shopping in downtown Vancouver. The city center has excellent public transportation as well as dining, nightlife, and most hotels.

Gastown Attractions and Things to Do
Heritage buildings, busy bars, and souvenir shops make this downtown Vancouver neighborhood popular with visitors. Other Gastown attractions include the Steam Clock and Gassy Jack Statue.

Chinatown Attractions and Things to Do
Explore the alleys, markets, parks, and store displays in Vancouver's Chinatown. The neighborhood is rich with sights, tastes, and smells, making it a fantastic spot to explore for a day.

Things to Do in Vancouver's West End
Beaches, shopping, and the heart of Vancouver's gay community give the West End a strong appeal to visitors.

Things to Do on Granville Island
Granville Island is among Vancouver's top attractions, mainly because the small peninsula in False Creek offers so many things to do. Be among the 10 million annual visitors who come to shop the public market, attend theater performances, and watch artisans at work.

Things to Do on the North Shore
Explore the mountains, waterfront villages, and salmon rivers of Vancouver's North Shore. Outdoorsy visitors and families love the variety of activities and attractions in North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

English Bay in Vancouver, British Columbia
Visit gorgeous English Bay in the West End of downtown. English Bay is know for sunbathers, swimmers, and people watching.

9 Attractions in Coal Harbour
Whether it's catching a flight-seeing tour or spotting floating houses, Coal Harbour rates as an excellent and often overlooked destination in downtown Vancouver.

Main Street Attractions
Enjoy the residential draws (including late-night restaurants, lovely public parks, and designer shopping) along Main Street. The street is an artery for an artsy, fun neighborhood with lots of local attractions.

New Westminster Visitor Guide
Find riverboat tours, trendy restaurants, and heritage architecture in New Westminster -- the province's first capital that's located southeast of Vancouver.

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