Vancouver Downtown
Vancouver Downtown
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We stayed at a hotel in Vancouver Downtown and found it very convenient. We were close to just about everything, transport, restaurants, art galleries, museums, shops and wonderful sights. We never felt threatened or concerned for our safety. The place is quite vibrant and lovely to walk around.
Written December 17, 2023
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Snorrer
Calgary, Canada96 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The other low reviews awarding low ratings have really said it all: dirty, overpriced,unfriendly and dangerous. I was here 20 years ago, and things have slipped immensely. We came for the Laver Cup tennis, and loved the tournament. However, he surrounding area was disgusting, as in trash and dead rats outside. Watch out for problematic people, or just don’t come to Vancouver.
Written October 22, 2023
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Rockiroads
Oshawa, Canada1,269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed walking Vancouver and exploring the neighborhoods. Some areas of hig end shopping, some of little pubs. The waterfront was really nice at the Seawall with Marinas and planes. The high end shops near the Haytt Regency and Burrard street, Alberni and Robson street St and and North with all the small shops. So many patios and small eateries. The opposite direction on Robson towards the mall. So much to see when walking.
Written September 12, 2023
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Zandra R
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
Lovely place, easy to use public transportation, lots of food options. Rains a lot in November, this time I went in May and it was lovely and warm.
Written September 7, 2023
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Matthew L
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Come here for the nature, not the city and DO NOT COME HERE WITH A CAR NOR RENT A CAR IN THIS CITY! We spend hours looking for over night parking. It almost impossible to find! We found one parking garage 20 minutes away from our stay at the Library spend $30 but had to return by 5am to move the car or they will charge you for overdue charges. Street parking is super expensive 8 dollars for 3 hrs? Oh yes and homeless people everywhere so make sure you don't leave anything in the car.
Written September 3, 2023
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Dena K
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The people are terrific! Super friendly and helpful. Must sees are Stanley Park and Van Dusan Botanical Garden.

I highly suggest you explore the town using daily train passes. You can use them for the busses as well.

I would give the Hop On Tour bus a D-. It is ridiculously expensive ($65) the busses are out of date, as is the boring audio system) and you spend most of the time stuck in downtown traffic rather than seeing much of the sites.
Written September 1, 2023
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furgas
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Has to be the roughest city I have ever visited. Think Gotham city mixed with zombie apocalypse and you won't be far wrong. Smack heads and druggies everywhere. I was shocked. Not at all what I was expecting. Certainly won't ever be re-visiting. I can't say much positive about the town centre. Druggie needles left on bus stop seats along side blood soaked dirty rags. Is not my idea of a nice place to visit.

Written August 5, 2023
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CAW
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beautiful place . Very fast pace city. Pack your patience if your driving. Drivers are wreck less & in a continuous rush . NO parking here or there .
Written July 16, 2023
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Kelvin
Dunedin, New Zealand574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Generally felt pretty safe but it would be fair to say the open IV drug use and disorder was a surprise. Plenty of police presence around and we were not overly concerned. We went for a walk down towards Chinatown but decided not to before we got there because of the sketchy area we were walking through.
Written June 11, 2023
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Patricia L
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Loved the restaurants and views. And could drive to mountain locations. City was very dirty and too much open air drug use. Totally out in the open with injecting drugs. Would go back to Canada but not stay in Vancouver unless the allowed drug use gets under control.
Written May 25, 2023
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