All roads in Vancouver lead downtown. It is the epicenter of everything that happens in the city. Downtown is a vibrant mix of everything that the city has to offer; it is the economic center of the city, filled with many great restaurants, exciting nightlife, and world-class museums. Need some nature? Visit Stanley Park or head over to English Bay. Here you will find most of the tallest buildings in the city and where the majority of the main attractions that draw people into the city.
Downtown has naturally defined boundaries marking it’s place, the city is surrounded by water on three sides – English Bay, False Creek and the Burard Inlet. Within these borders there are many great things to do and places to take pictures. Anytime we passed through Vancouver, especially downtown, we tried to capture as much as we could.
The downtown core is one of the most densely populated areas in the city, with 1/6th of Vancouver’s residents living on the peninsula. People living downtown is actually quite unique for most major North American cities. It’s regularly voted as one of the most livable cities in the world. Because of it’s strategic location, most visitors to the city will pass through downtown, as it is hard to avoid in many ways.
What makes the Downtown Waterfront so amazing?
During the summer, for various reasons, we ended up downtown and we snapped a couple great pictures. There isn’t really an overarching theme to this post, as most of the pictures were part of another day of adventure, taken while on our way somewhere, or waiting between other destinations. Downtown seems like a fitting way to finish our summer of exploration in Vancouver. It feels like a natural end to the summer months, and our adventures in British Columbia, to end up downtown.
We spent 4 months in Vancouver this year, and have many great posts to follow if you’re interested in the city. From the historic neighbourhoods of Gastown and Chinatown, to the beaches of English Bay, Vancouver is always a great place to explore (especially in the summertime, when the weather is at it’s best). We will be back again soon to show off more of this incredible city.
The two of us are back on Cozumel, avoiding the winter rain. We will soon be switching our focus back to Mexico. We have many adventures ahead planned, and some great things to share with everyone, so we hope you enjoy following us along this journey. We just got back from a two week trip through Central Mexico, and we have lots to share from this trip. So stay tuned.
Happy travels everyone!
Downtown Waterfront – Canada Place & Crab Park
Canada Place Sails. 2012.
Coal Harbour. 2011.
Crab Park. 2018.
Port of Vancouver. 2014.
Downtown Skyline at night (from Stanley Park). 2008.
Port of Vancouver. 2013.
Canada Place. 2013.
Coal Harbour Marina looking towards North Vancouver. 2015.
Canada Place. 2012.