Welcome to the Downtown Vancouver West Neighbourhood
Explore this lively urban community
If you are looking to live a true urban lifestyle, Downtown would be the place. This is where you’ll find all the new luxury high rise condos, elegant office buildings, schools, and brand name shops. Its residents are ethnically diverse, and are generally made up of business, finance and sales people who prefer to live close to their work. Everything is within walking distance - restaurants, cafes, malls, groceries, fitness gyms, parks etc - perfect for those who prefer not to drive.
There are both public and private schools nearby, perfect for families who prefer their children to attend school closer to home. And if you are someone who is looking for higher education, the University of British Columbia, BCIT and Simon Fraser University all have downtown campuses here for continuing studies. The iconic Vancouver Public Library on West Georgia St is the third-largest library in Canada.
The downtown core is surrounded by West End, Yaletown, Chinatown, Gastown…it never gets boring! It’s easy to find a place to grab food after work with your friends or coworkers, or hang out at a local pub or bar on Granville St on the weekdays. Most stratas here have gyms but if you want to workout with a buddy, there are many fitness gyms available such as Club 15, Equinox and Fit4Less. On the weekends, you can grocery shop and run errands without having to get into a car. St. Paul’s Hospital is a few blocks away and easy to reach for your peace of mind. In April, there are stunning cherry blossoms trees blooming all along the sidewalks. And when you need a break from the city, there are a collection of beaches for you to choose from - English Bay, Sunset Beach, Second Beach, Third Beach.