The West End of downtown Vancouver is a favourite destination for many people, local and international alike. The boundaries of the West End are Stanley Park to the West, Georgia Street to the North, Burrard Street to the East and English Bay to the South. The West End is a mixture of older heritage homes and many high rise apartment buildings, it was once described as the most densely populated area in North America. English Bay Beach is a popular gathering centre along with the world renowned Robson Street shopping area. The West End is fast paced and attracts the younger crowd in search of the night life.
English Bay is one of Vancouver's most diverse neighbourhoods. Located in downtown's West End, it's where the energetic action of Denman and Davie streets converges. The area is a popular venue for outdoor activities like in-line skating, cycling, walking the seawall, running, and jogging. There are bookstores, gift shops, fashion and cosmetic retailers and other specialty shops; and an eclectic fusion of culinary arts and eateries with clienteles to match. Some of the city's best dine-with-a-view restaurants can be found here
Historic Gastown is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vancouver. Conveniently located within walking distance of Canada Place in the heart of Vancouver, Gastown is famous for its cobblestone streets, its excellent restaurants, it's steam clock, its shops and now the Storyeum where you can capture a real feel for the history of British Columbia. Gastown is the Vancouver's oldest downtown neighborhood and it's definitely worth a visit if you're looking for souvenirs, good food, Native Arts and Crafts or nightlife.
Yaletown and False Creek North are conveniently located between Burrard and Cambie Streets, north and south of Pacific Boulevard. Characterized by its exposed-brick, fully renovated and restored heritage warehouses, this trendy and historical waterfront community is growing more and more popular by the day, and has become one of Vancouver's most exciting commercial-residential neighbourhoods.
Yaletown is right next door to Downtown and the West End, and its main attractions include restaurants, nightclubs, and great boutiques, which make it a haven for fashion and interior decorating professionals. In addition, its restaurants, nightclubs, and great boutiques also make it a very popular destination with everyone.