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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around City Centre?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 356 holiday rentals around City Centre. From 278 Condos/Apartments to 57 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around City Centre is on Stayz.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in City Centre:

  • West Side: 738 holiday homes
  • East Side: 679 holiday homes
  • West End: 304 holiday homes
  • Ambleside: 32 holiday homes
  • Coal Harbour: 242 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art: 1,401 holiday rentals
  • Canada Place: 1,340 holiday rentals
  • BC Place Stadium: 1,385 holiday rentals
  • Pendulum Gallery: 1,409 holiday rentals
  • Dominion Building: 1,385 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around City Centre listed on Stayz 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 Condos/Apartments in City Centre?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 278 Condos/Apartments in City Centre. Our other popular types of City Centre holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 57 holiday houses
  • Studios: 106 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels 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 114 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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