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Downtown Vancouver is one of Canada’s most beautiful and livable downtown cores. It offers residents the true urban lifestyle, trendy, fashionable, and vibrant and is envied worldwide. The boundaries of the area run along Burrard Street to Pacific Boulevard to Richards Street up to Smithe Street, back to Pacific Boulevard to Carrol Street, then up a virtual boundary through Andy Livingstone Park to the Georgia Viaduct, and finally then up to the Vancouver harbour. There is a wide range of condos and townhouses to choose in Downtown VW.

 
Outdoors and Activities:
Downtown is home to many of the city's iconic buildings including the “roman coliseum” designed Vancouver Public Library and endless list of stellar restaurants and coffee shops. Combine this with its close proximity to Stanley Park and the English Bay Seawall, and there is something for everyone during every season. Stanley Park is 1001-acres (400-hectares) of natural West Coast rain-forest, with scenic views of water, mountains, sky, and majestic trees along Stanley Park's famous Seawall. Discover kilometres of trails, beautiful beaches, local wildlife, great eats, natural, cultural and historical landmarks, along with many other adventures. There is also an easy access to the False Creek North Seawall, many bike rental companies and a number of downtown gyms.


Schools:

  • Elementary
    • Lord Roberts Elementary School 
    • Lord Roberts Annex. Elsie Roy Elementary School.
  • Secondary
    • King George Secondary School 
  • Private
    • Pattison High School 
    • The Westside Preparatory School
  • For those looking for higher education then Vancouver’s Downtown offers campuses for three institutes:
    • At Robson Square, the University of British Columbia has a campus featuring Continuing Studies.
    • At 555 Seymour, there is the campus for BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology) with a full spectrum of courses available.
    • And at Harbour Centre on West Hastings, Simon Fraser University offers a full selection of continuing studies.


Housing:

Downtown Vancouver boasts an upscale mix of new luxury high-rises and elegant townhomes. The are appeals to a modern and ethnically diverse population who have been drawn by the lure of the downtown lifestyle. Everything is at your doorstep, including easy access to the natural amenities, Stanley Park, False Creek and the Seawall. Downtown is one of Canada’s most livable downtown cores and offers its residents a true urban lifestyle that is envied worldwide.


Shopping and Restaurants:

Downtown offers a wide range of shopping and dining options to its residents. The sprawling Pacific Centre offers an eclectic mix of iconic Canadian department stores and upscale fashion labels. Granville Street offers an urban mix of electronics and sporting goods shops. And nearby Robson Street offers showcases many designers and upscale stores, all within walking distance of each other. The restaurant scene in Downtown West area spans a wide gamut from intimate noodle bars to the upscale Gotham Steak House. Every ethnicity, price level, type of restaurant or neighbourhood pub is available within the area and is one of the main reasons for the vibrancy of the area.


Transportation:

Vancouver’s Downtown offers access to all parts of the Lower Mainland. The Skytrain Station gives the resident access to all points east of the downtown core; the Canada Line Station offers access to Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport; Georgia Street offers bus access to all points in North Vancouver and West Vancouver including the 257 Express to Horseshoe Bay and the ferry terminal; Granville Street offers bus access to all points south of the downtown core. When in the Downtown core, one can travel to nearly every point in the Lower Mainland with ease.

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