West End, Vancouver
davie . denman . robson
Vancouver’s vibrant West End is one of the city’s most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, in a unique urban setting on a stunning peninsula that forms downtown Vancouver. Bordered by gorgeous sandy beaches with palm trees on two sides, Stanley Park on another, and the shining glass towers of downtown to the northeast, the West End is a must-see part of any visit to Vancouver. Past Winner of the #1 title spot of Great Neighbourhood in the Great Places of Canada competition, and Best Neighbourhood in Vancouver Magazine’s Best of the City once again in 2018, along with Vancouver being consistently named the most livable city in North America, makes the West End definitely a fabulous place to visit, or call home.
Within easy access of all major downtown hotels, and home to a number of hotels itself, the upper Davie Street area is home turf for Davie Village, the world-renowned 24/7 hub for Vancouver’s LGBTQ+ community, offering a great selection of pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, shops and services.
Lower Davie Street and Denman Street converge on the edge of spectacular English Bay and Stanley Park. Grab a spot on one of the sunny patios overlooking the bay and relax under Canada’s largest outdoor stretch of palm trees. Stunning sunsets highly recommended.
As Denman Street meets Lower Robson Street, you will find yourself in yet another fascinating world to explore, with delicatessens, bakeries, pizzerias, noodle shops and a wide range of Asian-inspired eateries. Also a great place to rent a bike to explore the area.
Large scale world-class annual events in the West End include the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival, celebrating 40 years in 2018, as well as the Honda Celebration of Light international fireworks competition, which will feature South Africa, Sweden and South Korea on separate nights in 2018.
The West End Community Plan for neighbourhood improvements is ongoing, with an enhanced schedule including the Lumiere Festival and an ongoing calendar of events in Jim Deva Plaza.
To find out more about this intriguing part of Vancouver’s colourful mosaic, be sure to visit the West End Business Improvement Association web site: www.westendbia.com