As you are visiting our website it is safe to assume you are considering travel to Vancouver. Many of you already have an idea of what you might expect from our city from your own research. Our aim here is to tell you a little bit about the city from our perspective.
Vancouver is a wonderful place to live. Over 2 million people call it home. The Lonely Planet considers it “…one of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America.” The city is unique in that it’s downtown sits on a peninsula. Vancouver has an incredible urban skyline set against a backdrop of the Coast Mountains. Gardens and greenery abound.
There are many neighbourhoods to explore in this city. For now, we’d like to focus on our favourite neighbourhood, The West End. This exciting, downtown area is steps to Vancouver’s major attractions. Bound by the famous 1,000 acre Stanley Park to the west, the financial district to the east and beaches and waterfront all round, this neighbourhood is the perfect place to use as your base for exploring the city. Because so many people live, work and play on Vancouver’s downtown peninsula, it stays active from early in the morning until late at night and is a safe place for visitors to be.
The West End is an eclectic densely populated combination of skyscrapers, low-rise apartments, Edwardian/Victorian style houses and tree lined city streets - the envy of city planners worldwide. It’s also the home of some excellent Vancouver bed and breakfasts. Enjoy the world class shopping of Robson Street, the beautiful cafés and shops of Denman, the beaches of English Bay and easy access to the jewel of Vancouver, Stanley Park. Carol Pucci of the Seattle Times writes, “…my favourite neighbourhood - The West End, a residential area near Stanley Park, English Bay and lively Denman, Davie and Robson streets – is ideal for exploring.”
Other neighbourhoods must not be left out of our take on the city. Favourites like beachside Kitsilano, funky colourful Commercial Drive, Gastown, Chinatown, Yaletown, the University Endowment Lands, the West Side and the great mansions of Shaughnessy should not be missed. The diverse neighbourhoods and looks of this city make for an ideal place for movie and television production. Chances are, through television, you’ve seen a lot of Vancouver without knowing it.
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Barclay House in the West End
1351 Barclay Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada. V6E 1H6.
Direct Line 1-604-605-1351 / Toll Free Reservations 1-800-971-1351
Fax: (604) 605.1382