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Tucked up tightly against the city’s downtown core, the West End is one of the easiest neighbourhoods for visitors to explore, getting a real taste of how real Vancouverites live. A gateway to Stanley Park, the neighbourhood is bordered by the park on one side, as well as English Bay, Granville and Robson Streets. These days, it’s an incredibly diverse area, home to the city’s gay community (centred around Davie Village), heritage homes, and around 40,000 people living in high-rise apartments. The parks and beaches are the main attractions, but the people-watching and dining come in close behind.
Yaletown owes its existence mostly to the coming of the Canadian Pacific railroad back in the late 19th century. Back then, a small town named Yale was home to a large number of railroad workers; it also served as a center for the Fraser Canyon gold rush. Yale became Yaletown after the railway line was extended to Vancouver, and today, Yaletown is one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods – a far cry from the days when it was home to sprawling rail yards and warehouses.
Despite the fact that Coal Harbour is right downtown, it’s a surprisingly calm little neighbourhood, right on the water’s edge. It’s even more surprising given its industrial history as a former shipyard sitting right next to the railway terminus. The area starts at Canada Place and stretches west to Stanley Park, and is bordered by Burrard Inlet to the north, West Georgia Street to the south. Coal Harbour is a charming mix of business and residential, being home to both the Vancouver Convention Centre as well as condo towers. Around this area you’ll find locals and visitors mingling on the sea wall, neighbourhood cafes and restaurants, a popular marina, and the odd harbour seal bobbing around and greeting passersby.
Gastown is a retail and commercial district in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is bounded by Cordova Street and the waterfront between Richards Street and Main Street. The original Gastown settlement formed the nucleus for the City of Vancouver and is now a National Historic Site. Today, Gastown is a popular tourist destination and home to restaurants, gift shops, boutiques, galleries, nightclubs and bars.
Almost sixty years ago, the proud and gleaming beach front of Kitsilano in Vancouver was a hippie hideout like no other, save for the world famous San Francisco enclave. Fast-forward to more modern times and now Vancouver’s Kitsilano community is home to an increasingly millennial population. This beach culture club has a lot of quirks especially in regards to the brands that they choose or even the food they like to eat. Together, these residents have shortened Kitsilano to Kits as a much cooler name for their ultra modern and increasingly health-conscious Vancouver community.