The Westin Grand, Vancouver

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433 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6L9, Canada   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (604) 602-1999   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8574

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Things to Do in Vancouver

Vancouver Attractions & Activities

At The Westin Grand, Vancouver you're just a stroll away from the top things to do in downtown Vancouver. From BC Place, Rogers Arena and Yaletown to Stanley Park and the Granville Street theatre row, our prime location puts you front and centre to experience the best of this vibrant city.  

One of the world's most beautiful destinations, Vancouver has also been voted the most livable city in the world for its easily accessible pleasures.  

Shopping on Robson

Downtown Vancouver, between Burrard and Jervis Streets

Walk out the front doors of our Robson Street hotel and enter shopping paradise. Whether you're looking for the latest trends in fashion, a unique gift from Vancouver, or a tasty bite to eat sitting down or on the go, Robson Street has it all. For some of the best in brand-name shopping, the Nordstrom flagship store is located within a 5 minute walk from our hotel.

Vancouver’s Robson street is complete with top brands and a variety of restaurants.
Yaletown, a Vancouver favourite for patio dining and nightlife.

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Yaletown, a hotspot for Boutique Shopping and modern dining.

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Yaletown, a Vancouver favourite for patio dining and nightlife.

Photo Credit: Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic

Yaletown, a hotspot for Boutique Shopping and modern dining.

Photo Credit: Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic

Yaletown

Downtown Vancouver, between False Creek, Robson, and Homer Streets

For a taste of local designers and a smaller boutique feel, Yaletown is rapidly becoming the place to see when visiting Vancouver. It has a rich history, now affectionately known as the "warehouse district". Its eclectic restaurant choices make it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Our Yaletown hotel is just a short stroll from this bustling neighborhood.  

Stanley Park

3.1 km/1.9 mi

One thousand acres of lush greenery, crystal lakes, majestic woods and beautiful seawall gently transport you into one of the most popular things to do in Vancouver. Nicknamed "The Jewel of Vancouver," it is a place of spiritual regeneration, restoration and renewal: a place to exercise before a stressful day, or to unwind at its end. Explore Stanley park on foot, by bike or take a horse drawn carriage through the park.

Biking around Vancouver’s Seawall is a great way to explore Stanley Park.

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Granville Island’s eclectic shops and fresh food market has something for everyone.

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Granville Island

4.0 km/2.5 mi

A short and scenic ride on the Aqua Bus will take you directly to one of the most colourful things to do in Vancouver. Granville Island is known for its dedication to local art, diverse street performers, and amazing public market. Open seven days a week, the public market boasts fresh produce, delicious baked goods, local and foreign art, and an amazing international food court. There is also a lovely outdoor seating area to enjoy your purchases, if you don't mind sharing space with a few seagulls.

Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby Street

Experience the Vancouver Art Gallery, home to the world's largest and most significant holdings of works by renowned Canadian artist Emily Carr. Following your inspiring trip through the gallery, return to relax in the comfort of your Westin Heavenly™ Bed and recently renovated guestroom, and wake to a rejuvenating breakfast at Hendricks Resto-Lounge.

The Vancouver Art Gallery has the largest collection of Emily Carr’s work.
The Vancouver Aquarium has over 60,000 animals and is a great place to entertain the whole family.

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Vancouver Aquarium

845 Avison Way

If you're looking for things to do in Vancouver that will entertain the whole family, visit the Vancouver Aquarium. Located in picturesque Stanley Park, the Aquarium boasts of over 60,000 animals including sea otters, dolphins, seals and more.

Grouse Mountain - The Peak of Vancouver

6400 Nancy Greene Way

Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain's Skyride transports guests to a mountain-top playground and unparalleled panoramic views. Enjoy year-round activities including hiking, paragliding, helicopter tours and entertaining lumberjack shows in the summer, or skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice-skating and sleigh-rides in the winter.

One of the Grizzly bears at Grouse Mountain’s Wilderness Sanctuary.

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Grouse Mountain has year round activities for the whole family, including a Santa’s Workshop and Skating Rink at Christmas.

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One of the Grizzly bears at Grouse Mountain’s Wilderness Sanctuary.

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Grouse Mountain has year round activities for the whole family, including a Santa’s Workshop and Skating Rink at Christmas.

Photo Credit: Tourism Vancouver/Coast Mountain Photography

The Vancouver Skyline - best enjoyed from the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre.

Photo Credit: Tourism Vancouver/Albert Normandin

Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre

555 West Hastings Street

At 553 feet high, the Lookout affords one of the best views of Vancouver. A glass elevator whizzes you up 50 stories to the circular observation deck, where knowledgeable guides point out the sights and give a tour every hour on the hour. On a clear day you can see Vancouver Island and Mount Baker in Washington State.

BC Place Stadium

777 Pacific Blvd

Steps away from our Robson Street hotel, Vancouver's BC Place Stadium hosts numerous sporting events, exhibitions and live entertainment as well as calling home to the BC Lions Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the BC Sports Hall of Fame. It is the largest multi-purpose venue in British Columbia.

B.C Place hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps and B.C Lions games, as well as a variety of concerts.

Photo Credit: Tourism Vancouver/BC Place Stadium

Rogers Arena is the home of the Vancouver Canucks and hosts a wide variety of concerts.

Rogers Arena

800 Griffiths Way

Rogers Arena is an indoor sports arena located in downtown Vancouver. It is the home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League and also hosts numerous concerts and shows throughout the year.  Enjoy pre-game or concert cocktails at Hendricks Resto-Lounge at The Westin Grand, Vancouver.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

650 Hamilton St

Located in downtown Vancouver, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is one of Canada's largest proscenium theatres. It is also home to the Vancouver Opera and Ballet BC and hosts numerous musical events throughout the year. 

The Queen Elizabeth theatre is home to Ballet BC and the Vancouver Opera.

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See the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Bach Choir at the Orpheum theatre.

The Orpheum

884 Granville Street

Located in downtown Vancouver, the Orpheum is a theatre and music venue that is also a designated National Heritage Site. The theatre is home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Bach Choir and more. Along with the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, it is part of the Vancouver Civic Theatres group for live performance venues. 


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  1. Bank of America
  2. Bank of Montreal
  3. CIBC
  4. Royal Bank
  5. Scotiabank - Georgia and Seymour
  6. BC Place
  7. Gastown
  8. Rogers Arena
  9. The Centre for Performing Arts
  10. Granville Island
  11. Stanley Park
  12. Vancouver Aquarium
  13. Vancouver Art Gallery
  14. Vancouver Convention Centre
  15. Vancouver Lookout
  16. Blue Water Café
  17. Brix Restaurant
  18. Lupo Restaurant
  19. Meat and Bread
  20. The Boathouse Restaurant
  21. Pacific Centre
  22. Yaletown
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