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Destination guide

Take in the picturesque beauty of Downtown Vancouver

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Downtown Vancouver. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognised for its cycling, restaurants and shopping. Granville Island Public Market and Stanley Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Vancouver

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Downtown Vancouver a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Grouse Mountain (7.1 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Cypress Mountain (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Vancouver Aquarium (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Hastings Racecourse (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Playland Amusement Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Empire Fields (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown Vancouver

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown Vancouver is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Stanley Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Sunset Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • False Creek (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Vancouver False Creek Seawall (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • English Bay Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Downtown Vancouver

Fly into Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), which is 29.5 mi (47.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Vancouver Waterfront Station. You can see more of Downtown Vancouver by catching a ride on the metro at Vancouver City Center Station, Burrard Station or Granville Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around City Centre?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 280 holiday lettings around City Centre. From 239 flats & apartments to 131 studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to City Centre?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in City Centre:

  • Grand Boulevard: 47 holiday homes
  • West Side: 687 holiday homes
  • East Side: 626 holiday homes
  • Upper Lonsdale: 54 holiday homes
  • Deep Cove: 20 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to City Centre?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in City Centre. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Vancouver Art Gallery: 1,280 holiday lettings
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame & Museum: 1,269 holiday lettings
  • BC Place Stadium: 1,268 holiday lettings
  • Harbour Centre: 1,268 holiday lettings
  • Canada Hockey Place: 1,269 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around City Centre listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in City Centre?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 239 Flats in City Centre. Our other popular types of City Centre holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 131 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 11 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in City Centre?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 108 holiday homes with pool available in City Centre. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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