Robson Street, the West End and English Bay

Area around Denman Street and Nelson Street
Vancouver BC

For shop-a-holics Robson Street is the place to be. Robson Street has hundreds of great places to shop, eat and people watch. All kinds of well known stores can be found here along with many unique to Vancouver and other independent boutiques. Most of the shops are between Granville Street and Jervis Street.

Further west along Robson Street the number of restaurants grow and this is a good location to wind up after a day of shopping. The restaurants continue along Robson Street to Denman Street.

Denman Street, from West Georgia to Davie Street is lined with more restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and bars than anywhere else in the city. Most of the places to eat along Denman Street are of the highest quality and lowest price.

As Denman Street meets Davie Street the neighbourhood opens out into parks and the popular English Bay Beach. This is the epicentre of the West End and one of the most densely populated places in the world. Residential tower blocks line the side streets and the friendly community makes sure this is a great place to visit.

Davie Street leads from Denman all the way to Yaletown. The west area of Davie Street is primarily residential and local shops. The area along Davie Street from Broughton Street to Burrard Street is known as the Davie Village - Vancouver's gay street. Nightlife in the Davie Village is never confined to the weekends and the diverse collection of shops and restaurants makes it a great place to wander during the day.

The West End has many older buildings (most of the streets between Davie and Robson, from Denman to Burrard) and beautiful, quiet parks. This is a great area of the city to take a peaceful walk and admire the architecture.

There are many beaches in the West End including Second Beach in Stanley Park, the popular English Bay Beach and Sunset Beach. Small ferries leave from Sunset Beach to go to Granville Island, Vanier Park and along False Creek. A nice area to walk to explore this part of the city is along the seawall which leads down Beach Avenue from Stanley Park through Yaletown along False Creek.

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