Downtown

Downtown Travel Guide

Hotels in Downtown

With its understated blue awnings and relatively small size (83 rooms), this Relais & Châteaux property is sometimes overlooked by visitors drawn to more toweringly opulent Downtown hotels—but that’s their loss.

Restaurants in Downtown

The dining room at this global-fusion restaurant is a stunner: downstairs, 40-foot ceilings soar above booths and tables; upstairs, diners pretend they’re sultans as they lounge on pillows around gauzy-draped tables.

Things to do in Downtown

It’s great fun to watch the takeoffs and landings of Vancouver’s numerous floatplanes (which locals use for quick transport to Victoria—B.C.’s provincial capital—and regional islands). It’s much more entertaining, though, to actually sightsee from one.