Vancouver is graced with incredible natural beauty, an enviable geographic location between snow-capped coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean, a wealth of outdoor attractions and true international cosmopolitan flair. The city has both cultural history and urban nature and has some of the best restaurants and entertainment in Canada.
Often compared to Northern California and sharing the same laid back attitude, Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada and has a very multi-cultural and diverse population that take great pride and enjoyment out of living in the city.
Downtown Vancouver is the hub of all cultural and business activity in the city and is comprised of a number of different neighborhoods that make up the greater Downtown area. The green center of the city is Stanley Park, a 1000 acre park that incorporates hiking trails, old-growth forests and a variety of attractions including the Vancouver Aquarium. Surrounding the park are endless shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
The most artistic and bohemian neighborhood, and not surprisingly also the home of many of the Vancouver’s best bars and restaurants, is Gastown. The streets are cobblestone, the buildings are historic and residents take great pride in maintaining the elegant historic facades of the building. One of the trendiest neighborhoods is Yaletown, and it is the home of the city’s best boutique hotels and upmarket shopping and nightlife.
Luxury Hotels Downtown Vancouver
Vancouver is a world-class tourist destination and offers incredible natural highlights by day and a wealth of stylish and sophisticated attractions by night. There is a huge range of luxury hotels within the city and almost all of them are located within the Downtown area. For well-known international brands five star hotels include several different Fairmont properties, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Shangri-La and the beautiful Pan Pacific. There are several very luxurious boutique hotels in the city including the West Coast outpost of the Opus Hotel, the award-winning and very popular Sutton Place Hotel and the incredibly stylish Hotel Le Soleil.