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, recognized for its biking, restaurants and shopping. Granville Island Public Market and Stanley Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Downtown Vancouver a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown Vancouver

Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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 vacation rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 355 house rentals around Downtown. From 280 Condos/Apartments to 55 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Downtown is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Kitsilano: 191 vacation rentals
  • East Side: 641 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 705 vacation rentals
  • West End: 298 vacation rentals
  • Coal Harbour: 234 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Canada Place: 1,286 home rentals
  • Rogers Arena: 1,287 home rentals
  • Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal: 1,287 home rentals
  • BC Place Stadium: 1,287 home rentals
  • Vancouver Central Public Library: 1,285 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 280 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 55 lodging choices
  • Studios: 110 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 9 lodging choices

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 103 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.

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