The Neighbourhood

West End


The gateway from English Bay, the West End is one of the easiest neighbourhoods for visitors to explore, getting a real taste of how real Vancouverites live.

The West End is an incredibly diverse area & home to the city’s gay community (centred around Davie Village).

The parks and beaches are the main attractions, but the people-watching and dining come in a close second.

Picture a small community within the heart of downtown, where you can get to know your neighbours and make friends easily in a place that’s right next to an abundance of outdoor activities.  That’s the West End in a nutshell.

With its abundance of retail, grocery, and transit options, this area really can’t be beaten. You’ll no longer have to make the trek to the shops you love to frequent — and grocery shopping will never be easier. If you’re in the mood for something special, be sure to check out the unique stores and gourmet food and wine markets on Davie as well.

On The Map

The West End neighbourhood is located downtown Vancouver and bordered by Coal Harbour, Yaletown & Downtown Vancouver.


The gateway to Stanley Park.

Spend your weekend biking the seawall, lounging at the beach, or venturing into the world famous Stanley Park.

The West End is ideal for beginning or ending your explorations of Stanley Park, the crown jewel of Vancouver’s green spaces.  That could take up most of the day given the 1,000-acre haven’s myriad of touring delights, including the Vancouver Aquarium, the heated outdoor Second Beach Pool and the ever buzzing Seawall that runs close to 9km from start to finish. Beyond the natural attractions that make it easy to get outside with friends and family, the area is home to community gardens, the West End Public Library, community centres, and similar places for locals to mix and mingle.


The West End is home to a variety of restaurants, shops cafes & bars that represent the diversity of the people who live there.

There’s something from every corner of the world from Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, India… you name it!

You’ll have no trouble finding traditional souvenir shops in the West End, particularly along Denman Street. Still, most retail stores cater to locals, including unique bookstores, and gourmet food and wine markets.

Culinary fans, head straight to Denman Street! Here, you’ll find a diverse selection of cuisines, including farm-to-table bistros, taco joints, pubs and brew-houses, multicultural flavours and clubs.

Learn more about the Davie Village shopping district. →

Learn more about the Robson St. shopping district. →

Eat & Drink

This seaside city is one of Canada’s best when it comes to delicious and innovative eats and drinks, and whether you’re going for cheap sushi or fresh west coast seafood, Vancouver has it all!


From First Nations art to high-end boutiques, Vancouver offers both locals and visitors the chance to shop to their heart’s content.

Beauty & The Barber

With a wide range of services and your fingertips, you can always find some “me time” in Vancouver.

Health & Wellness

It’s time to take care of yourself. Whether you’re looking to unwind with a massage, get your hair sytled or decompress with a hot yoga session, you can find great amenities and services in VanCity.


From world-class whale watching to outdoor adventures, Vancouver offers a wealth of attractions to entertain people of all ages.

Arts & Entertainment

Vancouver’s best places for entertainment include arts and theatre venues, and places for live performances.


Whether you’re looking for a 5 star hotel or budget accommodations, there’s tons of hotel options for you.

Vacation Rentals

From boutique hotels to luxury penthouses, you can find the perfect space for your stay in beautiful West End.

Bed & Breakfast

You can find some amazing West End bed & breakfast rentals right here!

Real Estate

Find the latest West End real estate listings right here!

Property Rentals

Looking to rent a place in the West End.  You can find the latest West End rental properties with GoVanCity.

Condo Developments

Discover the latest condo developments in the West End

New Construction

Discover the latest new construction properties in the West End

Commercial Real Estate

Looking to buy a West End commercial property?  You can find the perfect West End space for your business right here.

Commercial Rentals

Looking to lease a West End commercial property?  You can find the perfect West End space for your business right here.


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