Yaletown
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About
Heritage meets modern describes the historic district of Yaletown. Yaletown provides the serenity of an oceanfront seawall, along with the largest selection of trendy patios and award-winning boutiques. As a great escape within the big city, Yaletown offers an opportunity to explore acclaimed restaurants and eclectic shops set along heritage brick walkways with free area WiFi (#YaletownFree). Originally the 1886 western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway, today the warehouse district of Yaletown is both vibrant and walkable, making the gleaming residential towers surrounding the area some of the most coveted in the city.
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Neighbourhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
Yaletown has risen from the ashes of its rough-and-tumble industrial past into one of Vancouver's new chicest neighbourhoods. The place responsible for originating of the phrase 'skid row' might not call to mind independently-owned boutiques and terraced cafes, but having swallowed the waterfront lines of False Creek North, the resulting amalgamation transformed the area into an elegant, stylish hotspot with a view. Its youthful vibe owes to the many young families and young professionals who live there, bolstering nightlife and restaurant variety along its cobbled streets. It is the flagship neighbourhood for modern revitalization, and the It-Spot for boutique hotels and modish eats.
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  • Yaletown–Roundhouse • 2 min walk
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,617 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Yaletown is a lovely area of Vancouver. Plenty of cafes and restaurants as well as other interesting shops. It's a pleasure walking the streets and the waterfront is wonderful. The views are amazing.
Written January 2, 2024
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Tracey G
Halesowen, UK2,081 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Take time to wander around here. It’s great. Down on the waterfront gives great views. Lots to look at. It’s here you can catch the water taxi too
Highly recommend
Written April 28, 2023
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2020mhai
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
When you visit Vancouver, make sure to spend some time in Yaletown where you can enjoy the best that the city can offer:

* cycle or walk the Seawall
* picnic
* shopping
* sports events (hockey , football ,soccer)
* best transportation network ; especially YVR airport
* popular world cuisine
* famous coffee shops
* amazing cherry blossoms

Yaletown is home of the David Lam park, LRT station,
Opus hotel, popular restaurants (Italy’s Robba da Matti,
Vietnam’s Little Saigon,Mexico’s Tacofino ),
BC stadium, Roger Place and Vancouver library

While accommodation is pricey in the heart of Yaletown
you can stay in nearby hotels on Robson or Hamilton
and visit the popular Yaletown
.
Written March 7, 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Yaletown borders False Creek and once was the warehouse section. Today, those elevated platforms house coffee shops and cafes and pubs. Down below, at street level, the community holds events. While we were visiting, there was an animal (dog, really) appreciation kind of an event going on and it was such a treat!

Dogs in pools, dogs with wings, dog booths, dog products, doggie day care, and dog socializing. The people and their fur-babies absolutely radiated love. This is the kind of community-based event that sets Yaletown apart from nearby neighborhoods.

Given Yaletown's unique layout (warehouse bays and industrial-era lanes), these kinds of events could only be held here.
Written February 6, 2023
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david n
Manchester, UK4,804 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Nothing special really in this area that makes it stand out at all. It consists mainly of eateries and bars.
Written February 1, 2023
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dillycurious
Kamloops, Canada35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
All these travel sites and blogs just overemphasize Yaletown, but honestly there's nothing to see.

Yaletown is more like your lunch, dinner or drinks place.
Written October 4, 2022
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The_boss_850
Santa Rosa Beach, FL31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Great fun place to visit. Excellent location to the rest of the city. Great restaurants and nite life. There is lots of public transportation available 24-7
Written August 28, 2022
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Alishia C
Cobourg, Canada32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Nice section of downtown to visit for food and happy hour. Not a tonne of options when you compare Vancouver to other major downtown cities but good food none the less! Reservations are a must as it gets very busy especially during happy hour
Written September 2, 2021
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Gritty Yaletown was an 8-block warehouse district back in the 1880's when the Canadian Pacific Railroad would transport sawmill products and wood shingles but eventually that would all change. Circa 1900's, trucking replaced rail trade and the city's streets were finally laid out.

This area was to enjoy a very brief heyday when Expo 86 was held here and then it hit the skids hard. Abandoned, marshy, and derelict, Yaletown would flounder until its reinvention after a Hong Kong firm bought the land. Conditions specified that a 25' seawall would need to be included in the plans.

During the 2000's, high-rise development began and Yaletown developed the eclectic character it has today: trendy but with a nod to the past. Those 8 blocks of warehouses have been recognized for their significant heritage (i.e. the uniqueness of their overhangs on the raised truck loading docks. Today), these platforms are locations for businesses catering to urban needs.

Its proximity to False Creek and Granville Island make this a highly desirable place to live.
Written August 26, 2021
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
It has been about a year since I've been here, and I seem to find something more every time I visit.
Tourists will like the close proximity to Downtown Vancouver. A long walk from the Sea-bus, but only two stops on the subway (don't even THINK of driving).
Historians will enjoy the evidence of the neighbourhood's origins over one hundred years ago, when it was a main yard for the first transcontinental railway. The original roundhouse remains, although repurposed, and the loading docks for the long-gone warehouses can be found on various streets close to Skytrain station. Food-lovers will enjoy the great selection of restaurants. But I always go straight for the seawall and the great views of False Creek and the surrounding area.
Written July 29, 2021
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