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Most popular areas in Vancouver for 5-star hotels

You’ll find most of Vancouver’s 5-star hotels concentrated in the city’s Downtown, and in the adjacent Waterfront neighborhood, just north of Downtown, overlooking Vancouver Harbour. Downtown is a great place to stay, featuring an exciting mixture of cutting-edge contemporary buildings and historic properties. Downtown and Riverside also offer easy access to historic Gastown with its handsome Victorian buildings and independent bars and restaurants. You can choose 5-star accommodation right in the heart of Downtown, or opt for one of the choices in Waterfront where some hotels offer superb views across Vancouver Harbour.

Top 5-star hotels in Vancouver

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is set in a contemporary building by Vancouver Harbour. Its Willow Stream Spa features a private outdoor terrace and the hotel has 3 exquisite restaurants. Guestrooms at the Fairmont Waterfront, meanwhile, have stylish furnishings and elegant decor, and many boast harbor views. As well as a spa club, the hotel has an outdoor heated pool open year-round. The exclusive Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is the place to stay if you want to be in the heart of Downtown and you can enjoy a range of relaxation therapies in the hotel’s on-site spa.

Where to find the best restaurants in Vancouver

Vancouver offers a tempting array of fine dining options, some of the best you’ll find in Canada. Start your hunt for top-class dining experiences in Downtown where you’ll find restaurants serving food from around the world including French, Vietnamese, Italian, and Indian. Some of Downtown’s luxury hotels have restaurants that are well worth checking out, too. For independent restaurants, visit the fashionable Gastown neighborhood, just to the east of Downtown. Restaurants there offer upmarket Mexican, contemporary Canadian, and authentic Portuguese cuisines. Another place to find some excellent restaurants is the Olympic Village.

The most popular things to do in Vancouver

Vancouver is a buzzing city, but you can escape its urban delights by taking a trip to the 1,000 green acres of Stanley Park, just to the northwest of Downtown. You can walk or bike along the 5-mile seawall, explore the park’s lush forests, or, during the summer months, go for a swim at the outdoor Second Beach Pool. If you’re in the mood for some shopping, visit the historic Granville Island Public Market, a covered market selling all kinds of food, including fresh produce, seafood, and baked goods. In summer, there’s also an outdoor farmers’ market there offering locally grown delicacies like blueberries and cherries. Make a date with the city’s rich cultural life by paying a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery. The outstanding collections here include regional indigenous art, photography, and contemporary works from Asia.

Best ways to get around Vancouver

Vancouver has an extensive network of bus services. You can also travel from Waterfront on one of the ferry services, which go to various destinations. The city’s SkyTrain rapid-transit network has 3 lines, all starting from Downtown. These metropolitan trains run above and below ground and are a great way to get around Vancouver quickly. Vancouver also has a choice of taxi services offering online and telephone booking. You can also hail cabs on the street or pick one up from one of the city’s taxi ranks.

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