Robson Street

Robson Street, Vancouver: Address, Phone Number, Robson Street Reviews: 4/5

Robson Street
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Vancouver's premier shopping boulevard is lined with restaurants serving food from all over the world.
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Robson Street is a shopper's paradise. Whether a window shopper or a serious trendsetter, a fashionista or a dabbler, the crowd of independent boutiques, quirky one-off shops, and well-known luxury brands on Robson Street have something to cater for every itch in your wallet. As a result, it draws a diverse crowd, and the people-watching along this famous walking thoroughfare is a primary attraction. In between the clothing shops both high-street and budget-friendly are a number of cafes to lay down your load, as well as numerous specialty stores ranging in their wares from music, to art, to city souvenirs. Known as "Vancouver's Runway," if a new trend is on the rise, you'd spot it here first.
How to get there
  • Burrard • 5 min walk
  • Vancouver City Centre • 8 min walk
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson16,861 contributions
From Lost Lagoon to BC Stadium
Aug. 2021
Robson Street is just about the longest street in Vancouver; it stretches from the beginning of Stanley Park, through the West End and Downtown neighborhoods, and terminates at False Creek. Chances are pretty good that any Vancouver urban adventurer will walk some stretch of Robson's 1.5 miles of sidewalk.

It has been 2 years since we last visited Vancouver (Covidus Interruptus) but August 9th Canada threw out the welcome mat. And we came. Although that was not an easy feat in itself. Highlights include CF Center (700 block of Robson) Nordstrom's in particular, Whole Foods, some super-great ethnic eateries, and the beautiful public library (architecturally outstanding).

Our hotel was on Robson (Rosedale on Robson) and I am certain we did actually walk those 1.5 miles often. Everything is relative: for the full extent of the bottomless pit of the most pitiful of our species, a walk down Hastings near Chinatown and Gas Town will put things into perspective. But, does Robson have unsavory stretches? Yes indeedy! No doubt about it. Although, in all honesty, it seemed a whole lot worse in 2019.

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Written September 5, 2021
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MisterCheeky
Surrey, Canada1,556 contributions
The Retail Desperation is Evident
Aug. 2021
While staying overnight downtown my wife and I decided to walk along Robson street around 9:30am. We noted that the vast majority of shops did not open until 10am. I understand that it is a weekday, however, 10am seems a bit late to open. Given the numerous food establishments on Robson, it may make sense to open later and catch some of the evening dining crowd.
What stood out was the large number of For Lease signs and numerous closed businesses. It would be easy to blame Covid for this and that may have had some impact. However, I imagine that the rent being charged here is prohibitively expensive as well which does not help small businesses much.
The overall feel of Robson is that of a tired, retail environment that is merely existing on its past popularity. There is about two to three blocks of businesses that may be worthy of a visit, outside of that it is a mish-mash of cheap take-out food and Canada souvenir shops that look like they were transported here from Water Street.
Really disappointing.
Written August 31, 2021
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tony l
Vancouver, Canada2,389 contributions
## Shop To you Drop !!##
Sep. 2020
It is major shopping destination ,shop to you drop ,so many fashion ,boutiques ,hotels of course a lot of Bars ,restaurants ,nigh clubs ,in the area ,it is a iconic place to visit ,special out of town visitors ,walking distance to English Bay ,Stanley Park .
Written November 7, 2020
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,333 contributions
So many dining and shopping opportunites
Sep. 2020
We stayed at a hotel on Robson Street during the first part of our trip to British Columbia. Robson Street was a great place to explore. There are so many restaurants and stores to visit. We ate most of our meals at Japanese and Korean restaurants, and every one of them were first class. Stanley Park is just minutes away.
Written October 4, 2020
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Maggie May
Regina, Canada821 contributions
Fun to wander
Aug. 2020
An iconic street in Canada that is fun to wander down. Great to walk down this street on the way to Stanley park or English bay. Loads of shops and restaurants to try.
Written August 23, 2020
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toddlerpants
Droitwich, UK982 contributions
Plenty to shop for, eat or watch
Aug. 2019
Robson Square at the foot of Robson Street is a bustling place .
It is a landmark civic center and public plaza, located in Downtown Vancouver. It is the site of the Provincial Law Courts, Robson Square, government office buildings, and public space connecting the newer development to the Vancouver Art Gallery. There are plenty of people passing through, sitting on the steps and generally enjoying the sun.

Beyond it is Robson Street is a major southeast-northwest thoroughfare full of shops, restaurants and people. Retail therapy itches or souvenir hunts can be scratched here or a hunger sated with a bite to eat. If you like people watching, there are plenty.
We spent a good 3 hours wandering around.
Written July 30, 2020
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,603 contributions
Good to stroll along or to watch people pass by
Feb. 2020
The core blocks, from Hornby to Bute, have lots of stores, restaurants, and cafes. It’s great for shopping and eating, but no longer as funky as it was in the days of Robsonstrasse. Stay here long enough, and you will see a large part of the population of Vancouver pass by, among them a significant number of derelicts and homeless people. The contrast between haves and have-nots is as stark here as it is anywhere else.
Written February 26, 2020
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,001 contributions
Stroll, shop, eat and people watch
Jan. 2020
Robson is a great experience for shopping, eating and strolling. The best part is people watching. Fun.
Written January 30, 2020
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Rodrigo V
Guadalajara, Mexico282 contributions
Haven't been here in 10 years, it's homeless street now.
Jan. 2020
Not sure what are the public benefits that the homeless folks have in Vancouver but this is honestly getting out of hand, the amount of junkies shooting drugs in the northern part of this street is just ridiculous, not a nice sight for families with small kids.
Written January 13, 2020
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LondonFamily88
London, UK821 contributions
Good for a couple of hours
Dec. 2019 • Family
A good shopping street in downtown Vancouver with shops for everyone and different budgets.. from Victoria's Secret and designer shops to Indigo Kids, Miniso, Roots, Banana Republic, David's Tea... so it is a good place to wander for a couple of hours. There are several eateries and coffee shops to stop on the way. Nothing unique or particularly Canadian apart from the gift shops (Granville Island is more unique on that front).
Written December 29, 2019
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