Vancouver/Yaletown-False Creek

Yaletown-False Creek encompasses the established neighbourhood of Yaletown and the still developing area of Southeast False Creek (better known as the Athlete's Village from the 2010 Winter Olympics). Reclaimed industrial areas, both neighbourhoods are a mix of modern condo architecture and restored industrial warehouses. Yaletown, in particular, is considered the yuppie side of Vancouver. For sports lovers, Vancouver's two main sports arenas/stadiums are also located here.

Get in

By public transit

The area is well served by the SkyTrain and Canada Line. SkyTrain has connections with the City Centre and Commercial Drive-Hastings Park, while the Canada Line connects with downtown, Mount Pleasant and the airport/Richmond. Four stations provide easy access to the sights and restaurants in the neighbourhoods.

By boat

Both Aquabus and False Creek Ferries provide service to Yaletown, Scienceworld and the Olympic Village, with connections to Granville Island and Kitsilano. Fares range between $2.50 and $6.50, depending on the distance traveled.

See

Science World

Do

Morning rises on downtown Vancouver

Buy

Yaletown, being rather yuppie, has many upscale and mid-range stores, including plenty of beauty shops and self-improvement facilities (such as cosmetic dentistry and plastic surgery). As an illustration of the neighbourhood's character, one cosmetic surgery office has valet parking in front. Start your tour at Davie & Hamilton, walk along Mainland St, Pacific, Homer and finish at the spectacular Marinaside Crescent.

Eat

Drink

Yaletown skyscrapers, Wainborn Park

Sleep

There is a small but diverse range of accommodation in Yaletown and nearby areas. Midrange and high-end hotels can be found in Yaletown, while there a couple of hostels on the other side of False Creek near the train/bus station.

Connect

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