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Downtown, Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver is the southeastern portion of the peninsula in the north-central part of the City of Vancouver. It is the business, commercial, cultural, financial, government, and entertainment centre of the city and the Metro Vancouver and Lower Mainland regions.

Geography

The downtown area is generally considered to be bounded by Burrard Inlet to the north, Stanley Park and the West End to the west, False Creek to the south, and the Downtown Eastside to the east. Most sources include the full downtown peninsula (adding the West End neighbourhood and Stanley Park) as downtown Vancouver, but the City of Vancouver defines them as separate neighbourhoods.

Besides the readily identifiable office towers of the financial and central business districts, Downtown Vancouver also includes residential neighbourhoods in the form of high-rise apartment and condominiums, in Yaletown and Coal Harbour. Other downtown neighbourhoods include the Granville Mall and Entertainment District, Downtown's South, Gastown, Japantown, and Chinatown.

Downtown Vancouver, with the West End and Stanley Park.

Architecture

The downtown area includes most of the remaining historic buildings and many of the larger notable buildings in the region.

Transportation

The presence of water on three sides limits access to downtown Vancouver. There are four major bridges: the Lions Gate Bridge, connecting to the North Shore municipalities and the Trans Canada Highway, the Burrard Street Bridge, Cambie Street Bridge, and Granville Street Bridge provides access to the commercial and residential areas south of False Creek.

The historic Waterfront Station is the principle transit hub for the downtown core. There are six subway stations located in downtown Vancouver running on three SkyTrain lines: the Expo Line, Millennium Line, and Canada Line. The Expo and Millennium lines travel from the historic Waterfront Station at the foot of the central harbor and through the old Dunsmuir Tunnel to the east. Canada Line travels from Waterfront Station and tunnels south under Granville Street and Davie Street, linking downtown to central Richmond and Vancouver International Airport. SeaBus is a passenger-only ferry that connects from Waterfront Station to the North Shore in 10–12 minutes. The West Coast Express commuter rail system travels from Waterfront Station to the eastern suburbs and exurbs. Terminals are also available near Waterfront Station for float planes and helicopters.

Most north-south Vancouver bus routes serve Downtown Vancouver, in addition to suburban routes from the North Shore, Burnaby, the Tri-Cities, Richmond, Delta, and South Surrey.

The bus rapid transit line 98 B-Line had eight stops in the downtown core, primarily along Seymour Street and Burrard Street. This service was replaced on August 17, 2009 by SkyTrain's Canada Line.

There are two private passenger water taxi operators (False Creek Ferries and The Aquabus), providing service between several downtown neighbourhoods, False Creek, and Granville Island.

The city is planning to extend the downtown streetcar from its current route of Granville Island to the Main Street SkyTrain station, with future plans extending it to Chinatown and then to Stanley Park.

Professional sports

There are two major sporting facilities in the downtown core, Rogers Arena (formerly GM Place) and BC Place Stadium. The NHL's Vancouver Canucks play at Rogers Arena, while the CFL's BC Lions and the MLS's Vancouver Whitecaps FC use the neighbouring BC Place Stadium. SkyTrain Stadium-Chinatown station provides easy rapid transit access to the district.

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Main Photo: PH1 837 W HASTINGS Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "Terminal City Club" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2233822

$12,000,000

PH1 837 W HASTINGS Street Vancouver V6C 3N7 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
5 beds, 6 baths, Built: 1998, 5,356 sq. ft.
FIRST time ever being listed – The one-of-a-kind & exclusive PENTHOUSE at iconic & prestigious Terminal City Club – 2 suites combined, occupying the entire floor! All living space is on one floor. Main level: 5,026 sf interior; upper level: 330 sf solarium + 2,014 sf... Details
Macdonald Realty
Main Photo: 4801 1480 HOWE Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "Vancouver House" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2231668

$8,500,000

4801 1480 HOWE Street Vancouver V6Z 1C4 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
3 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2019, 3,566 sq. ft.
The RARELY available Vancouver House 01 Estate has the ambiance of an opulent home with an ensemble of three bedrooms and a family room all with direct access to outdoor living space, plus five bathrooms including a five-piece master ensuite with freestanding bathtub... Details
Oakwyn Realty Downtown Ltd.
Main Photo: 4601 1372 SEYMOUR Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE MARK" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2240353

$7,588,000

4601 1372 SEYMOUR Street Vancouver V6B 0L1 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
2 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2014, 3,088 sq. ft.
THE MARK-SUB PENTHOUSE, EXCLUSIVE ONE-OF-A-KIND, ULTRA-LUXURY residence perched 46 stories above the city with forever views. This sophisticated, expansive space has been re-designed and upgraded by one of Vancouver’s most acclaimed interior designers, creating a... Details
Royal LePage Sussex
Main Photo: 1401 1238 SEYMOUR Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE SPACE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2232438

$5,880,000

1401 1238 SEYMOUR Street Vancouver V6B 3N9 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
7 beds, 7 baths, Built: 1996, 6,472 sq. ft.
The "Space" located downtown Seymour St. This UNIQUE and rare 6000 Sqft exclusive use of whole floor living space. Total of 7 bedrooms (5 ensuites) and 7 bathrooms. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with high end appliances including Jenn-Air gas cooktop. Breath taking... Details
Sutton Group - Seafair Realty
Main Photo: 2602 885 CAMBIE Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "THE SMITHE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2227570

$5,488,900

2602 885 CAMBIE Street Vancouver V0V 0V0 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
4 beds, 3 baths, Built: 2020, 2,264 sq. ft.
The Smithe offers the attention to detail and luxury you’ve come to know and love from reputable Boffo Developments. Flexible & spacious 2,264 SF sub-penthouse of 2-4 bedrooms (as desired) provides expansive mountain, harbour & city views. Italian cabinetry by Binova... Details
MLA Canada Realty
Main Photo: 5701 1290 BURRARD Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2233806

$5,238,800

5701 1290 BURRARD Street Vancouver Z6Z 1Z4 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
3 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2019, 2,698 sq. ft.
A perfect blend of the modern and the classical gives the homes at One Burrard Place a sense of relaxed refinement. The finest fixtures and finishes are matched with the most livable floor plans to combine understated luxury with modern efficiency. This one of a kind... Details
Coldwell Banker Prestige Rlty
Main Photo: 1403 1335 HOWE Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "1335 HOWE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2225747

$4,839,800

1403 1335 HOWE Street Vancouver V6B 2B7 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
3 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2020, 2,985 sq. ft.
Luxurious 2985 SF 3 bdrm combo home on the 14th floor with ESW exposure. Includes 3 large balconies totalling 720 SF with gas and power. Lavishly finished with HW flooring and carpet in bdrms, heating and cooling system, smart home features with automated lighting... Details
Onni Realty Inc
Main Photo: PH9 777 RICHARDS Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "TELUS GARDENS" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2226517

$4,588,000

PH9 777 RICHARDS Street Vancouver V6H 0M6 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
4 beds, 5 baths, Built: 2017, 2,305 sq. ft.
TELUS GARDEN PENTHOUSE featuring 4 Beds + Den + Flex + 2 Balconies over 3 levels is designed with luxury & sophistication in mind w/amazing floor-to-ceiling windows & 270 degree views of the City, False Creek water & beyond. Featuring custom kitchen by Kitchen Living w... Details
RE/MAX City Realty and HomeLife Benchmark Realty (White Rock) Corp.
Main Photo: PH3603 838 W HASTINGS Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "JAMESON HOUSE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2233353

$4,580,000

PH3603 838 W HASTINGS Street Vancouver V6C 0A6 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
3 beds, 3 baths, Built: 2011, 2,368 sq. ft.
Penthouse Residence @ Jameson House, an architectural achievement by Foster and Partners & built by Bosa. E, N & S exp. provide views of the mountains, Coal Harbour, ocean & cityscape. An interior of 2,368sqft w/ over-height ceilings, 3 bdrms, 2.5 bths & a private roof... Details
Engel & Volkers Vancouver
Main Photo: 2402 1335 HOWE Street in Vancouver: Downtown VW Condo for sale in "1335 HOWE" (Vancouver West)  : MLS® # R2226553

$4,479,800

2402 1335 HOWE Street Vancouver V6B 2B7 : Downtown VW

Residential Attached
3 beds, 4 baths, Built: 2020, 2,355 sq. ft.
Luxurious 2355 SF 3 bdrm combo home on the 24th floor with N,E & S exposure. Includes 3 large balconies totaling 670 SF with gas & power. Lavishly finished with hardwood flooring & carpet in bdrms, heating & cooling system, smart home features with automated lighting... Details
Onni Realty Inc
Listing information last updated on February 18, 2018

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