Vancouver - Downtown & West End (PDF Chapter)
This is the Downtown & West End chapter from Lonely Planet’s Vancouver guidebook.
Radiating from the intersection of Granville and Georgia Sts, Vancouver’s downtown core is easily walkable. Consider starting a few blocks north on the waterfront at Canada Place heading slightly uphill, with the mountains at your back, along Burrard or Granville Sts.
- stroll or cycle the winding perimeter pathway of Stanley Park Seawall for sigh-triggering views of the forest-fringed ocean, including a multi-hued Third Beach sunset
- rub shoulders with a crowd of arsty locals at a partylike evening FUSE event at Vancouver Art Gallery
- catch a great show and bounce on the famous dance floor at downtown’s favorite live venue, Commodore Ballroom
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.