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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.