Vancouver & Victoria - Downtown & West End (PDF Chapter)
This is the Downtown & West End chapter from Lonely Planet’s Vancouver & Victo-ria guidebook.
Vancouver’s bustling heart occupies an ocean-fringed peninsula that divides into three: the grid-pattern city center of glass towers fanning from the intersection of Granville and West Geor-gia Sts; the West End’s well-maintained residential streets; and Stanley Park, Canada’s finest urban green space.
- stroll or cycle the winding perimeter pathway of Stanley Park Seawall for incredible views of the forest-fringed ocean
- spot the multiple ocean- and transport-themed motifs on the exterior of Marine Building, an art-deco skyscraper masterpiece, then duck inside to peruse the grand marble lobby
- nose around the antique-lined rooms of handsome Roedde House Museum, an evocative reminder of well-to-do yesteryear Vancouver
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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