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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Downtown is beautiful with a lot of dining choices as well as shopping that ranges from touristy spots to high end designer stores. Yaletown and Gastown are fun spots... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Downtown is beautiful with a lot of dining choices as well as shopping that ranges from touristy spots to high end designer stores. Yaletown and Gastown are fun spots. Chinatown isn't really worth the time.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Vancouver is the jewel of the West. I believe Vancouver is one of the top five cities in the world. The first thing you notice is her stunning beauty. The city looms large with a background surround by mountains and sea. If you are a foodie, a shopper or love nature, it has it all. You are close to world... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I were on a Canada trip and have been staying in cheaper hostels. The one we stayed was in this part of town. I have never seen so many drug deals and ice smashed people in a city. There are homeless everywhere and people begging for money. Unless you can handle being a little uneasy around these... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was in December last year and although it was pouring and cold, seeing the city and getting the chance to cool off was good enough. What impressed me the most is the concept of vancouverism and the urban design. Definitely a nice city to call home although prices are soaring. Lovely city and glad to make the trip.

Thank WMBandit
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit. You should go to the downtown because it makes part of your experience like vancouverite. Sometimes you can see antique buildings that shows how was the architecture in the past. We have a lake, beach and mountains at the background. However, the downtown not differs to much of the most of cities around the world. See... More 

Thank zica z
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything is close and lots of variety with shops restaurants and activities. Always a pleasure, only issue is the prevalence of panhandlers. Not a place I would have my daughter go out alone at night

Thank Gail H
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite being relatively 'new' compared to other major Canadian cities, DT Vancouver is unique, has a laid back west coast vibrancy, offers tons of shopping and food offers, and has a boom of condos in the past 10 years. It might be a bit 'dry', but plenty of rain to balance it back. Soon will be a DT without a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The uniqueness of Vancouver's nature is surrounding you when you walk downtown. You can find the combination of city-water-mountain in many places in the world but it is nothing like Vancouver Downtown. It feels like something is hidden under the area :/

Thank Nikolas F
Grapevine, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed downtown and loved it. We would go for walks and find a variety of foods and desserts. Fancy. Casual. Eclectic. Did not have enough days to eat our way through the city. Next time!

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Long Beach, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry, just not my style. I know it might be dumb to review a town! ha ha. Why not my style? Here's why: 1. Architecture. Everything is glass and metal. Rectangles and rectangles. Buildings remind me of Communist blok apartments. 2. Gum/trash everywhere. Dirty & disgusting everywhere you walk. 3. PEOPLE are nice, for the most part! That's why there... More 

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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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