CITY PAVILION GUIDE
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and oceans, where our urban world blends seamlessly with the natural
Take in breathtaking views from dizzying heights or laugh at the underwa-
ter antics of playful marine mammals - Vancouver offers dozens of excit-
ing, mind expanding ways to explore and learn about the city.
This guide outlines some of the major events happening around Vancouver
during the 2010 Games. The “Pavilions & Events ” section in particular fea-
tures the venues that are free and open to the public.
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PAVILIONS AND EVENTS
LIVECITY YALETOWN 1
(David Lam Park, Pacific & Drake, Vancouver)
This site offers Vancouver residents and visitors the complete
Olympic Winter Games experience: the best in Vancouver and
Canadian live arts and entertainment as well as Olympic sponsor
pavilions, Vancouver House, refreshments and sport highlights
on giant screens. LiveCity Yaletown is the place to be for free,
fun, family Games-time memories. As well several well-known
corporate sponsors have their public pavilions onsite including
Coca Cola, Samsung, Acer and Panasonic. Check it out. Open
daily 11am– 11pm. Free.
LASER WATERWORKS SHOWS 1
Bring the family along to see the nightly laser light shows at the
LiveCity Yaletown location. A large pipe in False Creek will
stream water high into the air providing the backdrop for a must
see event. Across False Creek you will see the action of the
Olympic Athlete’s Village and Granville Island; a beautiful back-
drop to this one of a kind show. Nightly at 8pm. Free.
LIVECITY DOWNTOWN 2
(Georgia & Cambie, Vancouver)
With a large outdoor screen, daytime interactive school program-
ming, engaging street and late-night entertainment, this site is
Vancouver’s version of a downtown “piazza”. Both the Canada
and Manitoba pavilions are also on-site. Open daily 11am-
All venues offer complementary entrance fees; food and beverage in venues is an addi-
tional charge. Venue information is subject to change at any time, at discretion of the
individual pavilions. Information correct at the time of print.
CANADA PAVILION AT LIVECITY DOWNTOWN 2
Centrally located at Vancouver's LiveCity Downtown Celebration
Site, the Canada Pavilion demonstrates Canada's commitment to
creative excellence, sustainable development and fostering diver-
sity with informative and innovative content that make Canadian's
proud. The Pavilion also provides an opportunity to learn more
about Olympic and Paralympics sports and helps youth choose
an activity that's right for them. Open daily,11am-12am. Free
CENTREPLACE MANITOBA 2
CentrePlace Manitoba is a 2,560 sq ft, pre-fabricated, sustainable
building featuring Manitoba products and technology. Multi-media
exhibits, developed in Manitoba, showcase tourism, business,
immigration and sport and highlight Manitoba’s prosperity, oppor-
tunity and potential. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights
exhibit is also featured in the pavilion.
CentrePlace Manitoba is located at the LiveCity Vancouver site
Open daily, 11am-12am. Free.
ALBERTA PLAZA 3
(Robson & Beatty, Vancouver)
Located on the corner of world famous Robson and Beatty
Streets immediately west of BC Place, Alberta House and Alberta
Plaza are a central location for Canadian and international guests
to meet, gather, and learn about Alberta as a place to invest,
work, live and visit.
Alberta Plaza – is open to the public, and highlights Alberta’s
tourism and industry sectors during the day, and showcases Al-
berta artists in the evening. Open daily (no hours posted). Free.
“STREETS TO WATCH"
(Various Downtown, Vancouver)
If people watching is your thing, this is where you want to be!
There are basically be four main thoroughfares in the downtown
core which have festive programming on a daily basis. These
include Robson Street, Hamilton, Street, Mainland Street and
Granville Street. With the exception of Robson Street (which is
closed east of Jarvis street only) all the streets are closed to ve-
hicular traffic. Expect tens of thousands of people to be walking
up and down here every night enjoying the atmosphere. Free.
NIGHTLY MEDAL AWARD CEREMONIES 3
(BC Place Stadium, Vancouver)
Nightly Victory Ceremonies provide you access to some of North
America’s best entertainers as well as the Olympic medal winning
athletes. Some of the musical bands include: the Barenaked La-
dies, INXS, Nelly Furtado, Headley, Theory of a Dead Man and
many more. The warm confines of the newly renovated BC Place
Stadium hosts this nightly event, which sure is a crowd pleaser.
Nightly from 6:30pm –9pm. Tickets required $.
VECTORIAL ELEVATION LIGHT DISPLAY 4
(Denman & Pacific, English Bay, Vancouver)
Beams of light pointed towards the stars illuminate English Bay
and the night sky in downtown Vancouver. Starting at dusk, 20
robotic searchlights create a quiet canopy of light in the night sky
above, and on the sparkling surface of English Bay. The designs
for the show are created by people around the world and deliv-
ered via the Internet.
The 10,000-watt lights move and create patterns silently from
locations in Vanier Park and Sunset Beach. The lights cover an
area of 100,000 square metres and are visible within 15 kilome-
tres of the city’s downtown core. Daily, from dusk until dawn.
BC & CANADA PAVILION AT THE VANCOUVER 5
(Georgia & Hornby, Vancouver)
This historic site which was once home to the British Columbia
courthouse, is transformed into the BC/Canada Pavilion (located
on the 4th floor). There are a number of interactive displays
highlighting the rich cultural fabric of both British Columbia and
Canada. As well, the gallery also has a special viewing Leo-
nardo da Vinci’s , the Mechanics of Man exhibit. The north lawn
is home to the official Omega Olympic and Paralympics Count-
down Clock. Open daily, 9am– 9pm. Free.
FOUR HOST FIRST NATIONS PAVILION 6
(Georgia & Hamilton, Vancouver)
Located on the plaza of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in down-
town Vancouver, within easy walking distance of BC Place and
GM Place, the 8,000 square-foot 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion is
right in the heart of Olympic activity. The pavilion features a
high-tech 3,000 square-foot sphere, surrounded by a Coast Sal-
ish Longhouse. As well, the adjacent 2,000 square-foot QE res-
taurant features Aboriginal cuisine. Special “theme” days show-
case Aboriginal groups from all regions of Canada. Live events
include Inuit throat singing, Métis jigging, hoop dancing, as well
spotlight contemporary Aboriginal performances and other fields
of achievement. Open daily, 10am– 3pm and 5:30pm-12am.
ROBSON SQUARE/GE PLAZA 7
(Robson & Howe, Vancouver)
This is the official site for the International Media Centre during
the Games. It is also home to the new GE outdoor skating rink
and Zipline Adventure. Thanks to the generous contribution of
the Province of BC and General Electric, the skating is free, and
skate rentals are only $3 a pair. The rink is open daily from
12pm to 9:00 pm. Robson Square open daily,10am-10pm. The
Zipline is open daily, 10am– 9pm. Free.
BC HYDRO POWER SMART VILLAGE 8
(Dunsmuir & Homer, Vancouver)
During the 2010 Games, BC Hydro opens the doors to the BC
Hydro Power Smart Village, another free attraction. Visitors are
welcomed to come celebrate the spirit of the games in the theme
of conservation and sustainability. Members of your entire family
will enjoy a wide range of activities like dancing on a sustainable
dance floor or creating an inspirational message on the digital
expression wall. Open daily (hours not posted). Free.
IRISH HOUSE AT DOOLIN’S PUB 9
(Granville & Nelson, Vancouver)
Doolin's Pub on Nelson at Granville Street is Irish central during
the Olympics. Doolin's is a modern Irish pub offering traditional
Irish charm, Guinness, Irish dishes, state of the art A/V technol-
ogy, Irish musicians, and eight TV screens. In the evenings, the
true Irish pub culture will come to life, and visitors will experience
a party where every day is St. Patrick’s Day. Come celebrate with
the Irish. Open daily, 12pm-3am (7pm onwards, adults only). $
Cover charge for adults. Kids Free.
GERMAN FAN-FEST AT STEAMWORKS 10
(Cordova & Seymour, Vancouver)
German FanFest is known around the world for its energy and
vibe during the Olympic Games. This is a must see venue, lo-
cated in the parking lot between Steamworks and Waterfront Sta-
tion in Gastown. The German’s will host up to 600 daily and of
course, the German Fan Fest features German food, drink and
music! Open daily, 10am-2am. Free.
OLYMPIC SUPERSTORE & INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE 11
AT THE BAY (Granville & Georgia, Vancouver)
The Bay downtown Vancouver hosts the Vancouver 2010 Olym-
pic Superstore on its entire main floor as well as in other locations
throughout the building. While there, you can also shop at the
International Village for the uniforms of ten other countries or see
the infamous pin trading in action. Don’t leave Vancouver without
your Olympic souvenir! Open daily, hours vary. Free.
BUDWEISER AT THE COMMODORE BALLROOM 12
(Granville & Smithe, Vancouver)
It is rumored that the Commodore Ballroom, located on Granville
Street, is Team USA Budweiser House over the Games period.
Budweiser. Need we say more!
Hours and prices not available.
BELL ICE CUBE 3
(Robson & Beatty, Vancouver)
The Bell Ice Cube, a gathering place in the heart of the Vancou-
ver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, where visitors can watch Olym-
pic events on TV, listen to live music and meet some of the ath-
The 3,000 square-foot viewing centre features entertainment,
interactive product demonstrations and Olympic ticket giveaways.
Open daily, 11am-11pm. Free.
CASA ITALIA 13
(Pacific & Davie, Vancouver)
The historic Roundhouse Community Centre is home to the 2010
pavilion known as Casa Italia. The pavilion is open to the public
and features some of the best food, drink and entertainment that
Italy has to offer. You can expect to see Ferrero Rocher, as well
as some of the best wines on site. Open daily, 12pm-6pm. Free.
CANADIAN MINT AT THE SEGAL CENTRE/SFU 14
(Hastings & Seymour, Vancouver)
Come visit the Mint to see the historic Olympic and Paralympics
medals from past games, the “making of the medals presenta-
tions”, a children’s interactive area, the Million Dollar coin dis-
play, opportunities for coin exchanges, and a boutique. Open
daily, 9am– 10pm. Free.
SASKATCHEWAN PAVILION 15
(Concord Pacific Property, Vancouver)
Located in between BC Place Stadium and Sochi House
(Science World), this free pavilion consists of two structures.
One houses a business centre, the other an entertainment
venue featuring Saskatchewan entertainment and delicacies.
Through these venues, people from Canada, and around the
world, have the chance to learn about Saskatchewan for busi-
ness opportunities, vacation destinations, immigration and qual-
ity of life. Open daily (hours not posted). Free.
ONTARIO PAVILION 15
(Concord Pacific Property, Vancouver)
Located in between BC Place Stadium and Sochi House
(Science World), the Ontario Pavilion sets a new standard in
creativity and innovation. With its striking technologically state-
of-the-art design Ontario Pavilion features exciting and original
exhibits, events, performances and showcases made-in-Ontario
products and services. The Ontario Pavilion offers visitors a
unique, one-of-a-kind, inspirational experience that will live on in
their memories for years to come and reinforce Ontario’s Olym-
pic brand message — “There’s No Place Like This…”
Open daily (hours not posted). Free.
QUEBEC PAVILION/MAISON QUEBEC 15
(Concord Pacific Property, Vancouver)
The Quebec Pavilion is the centrepiece of Quebec culture and
food over the course of the Games. The fact that it is situated
next to Hockey House and the Ontario Pavilion make it a pre-
miere destination. Open daily (hours not posted). Free.
SOCHI HOUSE AT SCIENCE WORLD 16
(Quebec & Terminal, Vancouver)
The Russians are known for putting on a real show when it
comes to their pavilions. They did so in Torino, and you can ex-
pect their pavilion at Science World to knock everyone’s socks
off. Open daily (hours not posted). Free.
BEIJING/ ASIA CELEBRATIONS AT EDGEWATER 17
CASINO (Pacific Blvd., Vancouver)
17 days of traditional festivities, daily at the “Edgewater Casino
Celebration Village”, at the Plaza of Nations. This unprece-
dented event honors the Year of the Tiger and all the Chinese
New Year traditions. Chinese New Year is of February 13th.
Visitors will enjoy the harbourside views of the Plaza of Nations,
while they are immersed in a sea of colours, dragons, and au-
thentic education in Chinese heritage. Open Mon– Thurs 2pm-
11pm; Fri– Sun 12pm-12am. Free.
“FRENCH QUARTER” 18
(Granville Island, Vancouver)
Located just south of downtown in Granville Island , this popular
tourist attraction is the place to celebrate Canada’s French heri-
tage. There are two pavilions, a French bistro and pub, and a
stage for concerts. From downtown take Vancouver's famous
False Creek water taxis across the water to Granville Island.
Open daily 11am-12am. Free.
ATLANTIC CANADA HOUSE 18
(Granville Island, Vancouver)
Atlantic Canada's best hit the world stage during the Vancouver
2010 Olympic Winter Games. Canada's east coast comes alive
on one of Vancouver's most historic sites, Granville Island. Here
you'll be treated to East Coast culinary delights, discover the
region's culture and spirit, and share in Atlantic Canadian hospi-
tality. Within the pavilion space, you'll find the Granville Island
Stage, the Revue Stage and the Backstage Lounge. Atlantic
Canadian artists are featured nightly, and daily performances on
the Revue Stage celebrate the region and welcome guests to
the Atlantic Canadian way of life. Open daily, 11am– 2am. Free.
BOMBARDIER STREETCAR 18
(Granville Island, Vancouver)
Also known as the Olympic Line, this European Streetcar is a
demonstration project between Granville Island and the Olympic
Village Canada Line station. Open daily, 6:30am– 12:30 am.
HOUSE OF SWITZERLAND 18
(Granville Island, Vancouver)
With its charming Swiss look and its top-class official events, the
publicly accessible House of Switzerland is the hub and business
platform for opinion leaders from the worlds of politics, business,
culture, society, tourism and sport. As well, a meeting place
where Swiss Fans, Swiss Journalists, Swiss spectators and local
residents in the host city can gather together to celebrate the
spirit of the Olympic Games. Open daily, 8am-2am. Free.
TOURISM VANCOUVER INFORMATION KIOSKS
Tourism Vancouver's Visitor Information Centre and Satellite Visi-
tor Information kiosks (located throughout the city) provide infor-
mation on attractions, events, accommodation and restaurants, in
addition to selling theatre and attractions tickets. Hours vary. Free
SAXONY HOUSE 19
(Stanley Park, Vancouver)
Watch the games, meet medal winners, listen to live music and
enjoy traditional German food and drinks. The Vancouver Rowing
Club transform its 19th century aura into a glittering Saxony
House, offering magnificent views of Burrard Inlet and Downtown
Vancouver. What better place to exhibit the prowess of Saxony's
art, culture and booming economy, its sports and the innovative
drive of Saxon inventors! Open daily, 12pm– 2am. Free.
CANADA’S NORTHERN HOUSE 20
(Hastings & Seymour, Vancouver)
You can expect to be captivated with the spirit of the North and
be stimulated by the northern lights shining from the windows.
Learn about Nunavut art, business, athletes, cultural performers
and artists. Canada’s Northern House will showcase talented per-
formers such as Artcirq and throat singers, drum dancers, and
traditional games athletes during the Olympic Games. Open
daily, 10am– 9pm. Free.
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As a cosmopolitan, coastal city, Vancouver's
style ranges from haute couture to cozy flan-
nels and fleece. Shopping in Vancouver of-
fers this same diverse range with high fashion
boutiques, designer label, accessory and jew-
elry stores, to extensive shop-till-you-drop
malls offering something for everyone.
DOWNTOWN & GASTOWN
The downtown area of Vancouver from Burrard to Howe and West Hastings to Georgia is
made up of many fantastic stores mixed with commercial buildings, making this area a great
place to wander and explore!
Sinclair Centre, a restored landmark heritage building, now housing many upper-end clothing,
accessory, gifts and arts stores, Royal Centre offering a extraordinary assortment of under-
ground shops and restaurants, and Pacific Centre's 140 stores are all within a few minutes
walk of each other.
Gastown is rich with history and culture as there are many outstanding art galleries, antique
shops, and native art stores that are a must see for visitors. As well, you can pick up great
gifts and souvenirs in the many specialty shops. Here, along cobbled alleys and walkways,
former warehouses are home to shops and restaurants. And the world’s first steam clock ticks
on Water Street, echoing the heartbeat of the city beyond. Be sure to buy some signature BC
products such as smoked pacific salmon, local BC designs or Northwest Coast art.
Robson is Vancouver's leading shopping
and strolling thoroughfare - high fashion
mixed with souvenir shops, music stores,
beauty products, book stores and so much
more. For serious shoppers, this is the GRANVILLE STREET
place to go. For those less serious, this is
Granville Street is a main thoroughfare
the perfect street for having lunch or a cof-
through Vancouver and there are two very
fee and people watching!
distinct shopping areas to visit. One is in the
Make sure to check out Roots - Canada's
downtown core, the other is south, just across
flagship store offering a popular range of
the Granville Bridge up to West 16th Avenue.
casual wear from college-style leather
Downtown Granville Street provides access to
jackets to bright-red retro-runners. And for
The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sears department
active life-styles, see Lululemon Athletica
stores, Pacific Centre shopping mall, Robson
for trendy yoga apparel with a designer
Street shops and restaurants, as well as the
West Coast twist. For the ultimate leaders
many unique stores all along Granville.
in Canadian fashion, check out Aritzia.
South Granville is one of Vancouver's trendi-
est shopping neighbourhoods, full of art galler-
YALETOWN ies and stores specializing in interior design,
Many of Yaletown's former industrial brick home furnishings and antiques. Designer
warehouses have been converted into su- fashions, fine eyewear, shoes, stationary, lin-
per-hip clothing stores, designer furniture ens and china round out the varied retail mix.
outlets and even a trendy showroom for Follow the sidewalk flags along Granville
the new Mini Cooper - a postmodern rein- Street downtown to South Granville.
vention of a design classic that mirrors the
stylish redevelopment of the Yaletown GRANVILLE ISLAND MARKET
This is a must see for visitors and shoppers
This is the leading downtown spot for lo-
looking for the unique and usual. Located on
cating the latest fashions for clothing,
the south side of False Creek under the Gran-
shoes, accessories, and even homes -
ville Street Bridge, participants will be amazed
stores like the multi-floored Chintz & Com-
at the rejuvenation of this old industrial area to
pany cater to those who want their apart-
one of the most popular spots in Vancouver.
ments to look as cool as they do!
The public markets offer boundless opportuni-
ties for fresh produce, meats, fish, baked
goods and so much more . Exploring the rest
of the area, you can easily spend a full day
browsing through the diverse range of shops,
stalls, galleries, and theatres available at
Granville Island. Everything from pottery,
books, clothing, glassware, beads, books and
many specialty stores such as tea, wine, pa-
per products or kitchenware can be found
here. Make sure to check out the Kids Only
centre for fantastic gift ideas for kids of all
Along the cliffs of Spanish
Banks, on the University of
British Columbia campus,
lies the Museum of Anthro-
pology. The building itself is
noteworthy for its stunning
design by famed local archi-
tect Arthur Erickson. Inside
are magnificent displays of
Northwest Coast native art
and artifacts, as well as fas- CAPILANO
cinating collections from
other cultures around the SUSPENSION BRIDGE
GROUSE MOUNTAIN world. On the outdoor One of the great advan-
On the North Shore of Vancou- grounds are Haida Houses tages of Vancouver is the
ver lies Grouse Mountain at and totem poles perched proximity of the wilderness
4000 ft above sea level. A high on the cliffs overlooking to our downtown core.
popular destination for outdoor English Bay & the North Travel to the Capilano
enthusiast and visitors alike, Shore mountains. Open Suspension Bridge and
Grouse Mountain is accessible daily, 10am—5pm. Park, to walk across the
via an unforgettable ‘5 minute swaying bridge, 230 feet
Mile” Skyride cable car. In the above the Capilano River
winter a skier’s delight, in the Canyon. Relive the pioneer
summer a hiker’s paradise; days amongst the totem
Grouse Mountain has it all. At poles, old growth forest
the Grouse Nest restaurant and costumed staff. Get a
take in breathtaking views of “squirrel’s eye view” of the
the magnificent city of Vancou- forest by visiting the Tree-
ver spread out below amongst tops Adventure, a series of
the waterways and surrounding elevated suspension
mountains. bridges amidst the magnifi-
During the games the Mountain cent Douglas fir trees -
will be home to the NBC Broad- some reaching as high as
casting Centre. 100 feet (30m) above the
Open 24/7for snow sports and forest floor. Open daily,
winter adventures. 9am– 5pm.
Attractions have applicable entrance fees.
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Only a few moments from almost all of the major
downtown hotels, the Vancouver Art Gallery is lo-
cated in a beautifully restored stone building which
was formerly the Provincial Courthouse. It now
houses the country's largest collection of Emily Carr
works in addition to other classic and contemporary
shows from both the Gallery's own collection and
from travelling exhibitions. Open daily, 9am– 5pm
and on Tuesdays until 9pm.
Discover the amazing Vancouver Aquarium, our Marine Sci-
ence Centre in beautiful Stanley Park. From Beluga whales to
jellies, dolphins to snails, more than 8,000 creatures from the
ends of the earth - and the depths of the sea - call the Van-
couver Aquarium home. Stellar sea lions, cheeky otters, and
captivating sharks all add to this incredible experience. Open
daily, 9:30am- 5pm.
BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART
The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is the newest public art
gallery located in downtown Vancouver. This public art gallery is named
after Bill Reid (1920 – 1998), the acclaimed Haida master goldsmith,
carver, sculptor, writer, spokesman and one of Canada’s greatest art-
ists. The Gallery is devoted to understanding and appreciating contem-
porary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast . Open daily, 11am-5pm.
VANCOUVER QUICK FACTS AND MAP
Location: Vancouver is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Fraser River
to the south, the Coast Mountains to the north and the Fraser Valley to
the east. It is part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, which has
a population of more than two million.
Size: 114 sq. kilometers
Vancouver 578,000 (2006 Census)
Languages spoken: While English is the main language, Vancouver residents speak more
than 70 languages. Canada’s official languages are English and French
Climate: Average temperature in February: 5° C (47° F)
VANCOUVER AND ITS PEOPLE
Though Vancouver is a relatively new city, aboriginal people have been living here for at least
8,000 years. The Coast Salish people, including the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-
Waututh, who still live here today, dwelt in villages throughout the area and thrived on a land
and sea rich with resources. The first Europeans to arrive were Spanish explorers, who came
by ship in 1791. They were followed a year later by an English ship under the command of
Captain George Vancouver, for whom the city was later named.
European settlement started in the 1860s and increased rapidly after the completion of the
cross-Canada railroad in 1886, the year of Vancouver’s founding. The railway’s western termi-
nus was in Vancouver. Over the following 100 years, Vancouver experienced several periods
of rapid growth. The Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s and early 1900s, post-war booms
after the First and Second World Wars, the 1960s, the late 1980s and early 1990s all brought
new people, new buildings and new opportunities for an even greater success to Vancouver.
In 1986, the City celebrated its 100th birthday with Expo 86, a world exposition that attracted
millions of visitors from around the world.
Though it has a rich indigenous heritage, Vancouver has been a city of newcomers from many
different cultures since non-Native peoples began settling in the area. Early sawmill workers
and local merchants came from all over Europe, China and Africa. The 1911 census showed
that Vancouver was a city of immigrants, with most people born outside of Canada.
Today we are a city of distinctive neighborhoods, each offering a unique experience from the
shops and galleries of trendy Yaletown, to colourful Chinatown and historic Gastown.
Every city has its special areas and spots that give it a unique flavour. The following are among
Vancouverites’ – and visitors’ - favourite places and restaurants recommendations.
Located just south of the harbour, Gastown is the historic heart of the city.
The cobblestone streets with heritage buildings housing shops, restau-
rants and galleries all contribute to Gastown’s lively appeal.
Restaurants: Al Porto, Pourhouse, Aqua Riva, Water Street Café, Boneta
An ocean side community stretching from Burrard Street west to Alma
Street along English Bay and south to 16th Avenue, is the home to the
City’s professionals and style conscious crowd. This trendy neighbourhood
is filled with kitschy boutiques and stylish restaurants.
Restaurants: DB Bistro Moderne, Trattoria, Watermark, Sandbar, Dockside
In downtown Vancouver, this is one of the most vibrant streets in the heart
of the city. With sidewalk cafes, high-end boutiques, shops and restau-
rants, it is the ultimate place for people watching.
Restaurants: Cin Cin, Zeferelli’s, Coast, Italian Kitchen, Gotham, Shore Club
Hy’s Encore, Fog ‘n’Suds
One of the world’s great parks, at the foot of Georgia Street & Beach Ave-
nue, serves the neighbourhood of West End, but is also a favourite park
for Vancouverites. With more than 400 hectares of forest and trees, the
park offers an aquarium, miniature railway, tennis, pitch-and-putt golf
course, beaches, and live theatre on summer evenings.
Restaurants: Tea House
Extending from West 6th Avenue to West 16th Avenue on Granville Street,
South Granville is Vancouver’s Art Gallery Row, with a wide range of art,
high-end antiques and sophisticated shops.
Restaurants: West, Vij’s, Red Door
Formerly a warehouse district where textile shops and train yards provided
little in the way of beauty or entertainment, Yaletown has been trans-
formed into one of Vancouver's hippest areas, filled with sidewalk cafes,
trendy restaurants, a thriving nightlife scene and intimate boutique hotels.
Restaurants: Blue Water, Brix, Goldfish, Ciopinno’s, La Terrazza, Society, Rod-
ney’s Oyster Bar, Glowball
MAIN STREET- ANTIQUE ROW
On Main Street between 16th Avenue and 33rd Avenue, there are a
number of shops that draw antique lovers and bargain hunters from
all over the city. Plus funky boutiques for those with unique style.
Restaurants: Season’s, BurgooBistro, Sun Sui Wah, Crave
Located just east of the downtown core, Vancouver’s Chinatown is
one of North America’s largest. Shops, restaurants, theatres, gardens
and cultural centres all contribute to this thriving commercial and resi-
dential district. Don’t miss out on Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese
Restaurants: Pink Pearl
Located between East Hastings Street to East 12th Avenue is a gath-
ering place of alternative lifestyle advocates and has an intriguing mix
of exotic food, music and fashion. It is also home of Little Italy.
Restaurants: Ethnic restaurant central– too many to list!
THE WEST END
Between English Bay and Coal Harbour, is one of North America’s
most densely populated neighbourhoods, with high-rise apartments
clustered just west of the city’s downtown sky-scrapers. The area
retains a green and peaceful air while offering ample opportunity for
shopping and entertainment. Don’t miss out on the “Laughing Giants”
display at the foot of Denman.
Restaurants: The Lift, Raincity Grill, C Restaurant, Il Giardino
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
UBC campus at the extreme western tip of the city has multiple at-
tractions, from the Nitobe Gardens and Chan Centre for the Perform-
ing Arts to the Museum of Anthropology and Botanical Gardens. All
add to the natural beauty of the campus itself nested above the cliffs
of the Pacific Ocean amongst the forest.
POINT GREY VILLAGE
Situated within one of Vancouver’s oldest and most beautiful
neighbourhoods lies a captivating tree-lined street. West 10th Avenue
reflects a quaint charm and old-town character that inspires an unhur-
ried shopping experience. A stroll through the Village will lead you to
discover one-of-a-kind home décor and specialty shops, family fash-
ions, restaurants, markets and more!
Restaurants: Provence Mediterranean Grill, Some Kinda Pasta, Dentry’s
Stanley Park 19
West End 23
UBC & Point Grey
1 LiveCity Yaletown
2 LiveCity Downtown
3 Alberta Plaza, BC Place,
Bell Ice Cube
10 4 Vectorial Light Display
14 5 BC & Canada Pavilion,
20 Vancouver Art Gallery
6 Four Host First Nations
7 Robson Square/ GE Plaza
8 8 BC Hydro Village
9 Irish House
10 German Fan Fest
11 Olympic Superstore
12 Budweiser House
3 13 Casa Italia
14 Royal Canadian Mint
15 15 Concord Pacific Property
25 16 Sochi House
16 17 Beijing Asia Celebrations
18 Granville Island (Various)
19 Saxony House
20 Canada’s Northern House
21 Loden Hotel
22 Sutton Place Hotel
23 Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
24 L’Hermitage Hotel
25 Opus Hotel
26 Fairmont Pacific Rim