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Exciting Things to do in Yaletown Vancouver

Vancouver at your fingertips! 

You've got places to go, things to do and people to see around Yaletown Vancouver. Luckily, Hotel BLU Vancouver is in the middle of it all. Located on Robson Street, downtown's bustling hub for shopping, sports, entertainment, Hotel BLU is steps from Yaletown, home to amazing eats, and interesting shops. Other unique neighborhoods are within steps, making it easy for you to get a whirlwind view of the city, even if you just have a few days or hours. Ask our employees for their latest favorites and places not to miss. They have the inside line on all the secret spots and will have you living like a local in no time.

Shops @ BLU

Shops @ BLU

Luxury Shops and Services at Hotel BLU includes:

  • Aquatic Spa
  • Titanium Hair Salon
  • Charals Luxury Accessories
  • Black Rice Izakaya Restaurant
  • Black & Lee Tuxedo
  • Fanny Bay Oysters Market & Bistro

Explore the many sides of BLU!

Cycle City Tours - Yaletown

yaletown

yaletown

At the eastern edge of town, along the shores of False Creek, Yaletown's rambling brick warehouses are undergoing a renaissance as elegant storefronts, artists' studios and funky lofts. The young and the fashionable, involved in Yaletown's movie production houses, hair salons and interior design stores, converge on the neighbourhood's bistros and restaurants. Unwind over a pint of beer in one of the local brewpubs or check out the fantastic selection of delicatessen at Urban Fare.

Woman Carrying Shopping Bag

gastown

gastown

The oldest part of the city, this quaint area stretches east from Canada Place to Maple Tree square. The subject of a massive restoration in the 1960's, Gastown now features superbly restored buildings, a cobblestone pavement and its own steam-powered clock. Its many charming features make Gastown a popular destination for shoppers. A good place to find West Coast Indian art and crafts, Inuit Art, as well as a wide variety of Canadian products and souvenirs.

Guy in Hat Looking at Parade

west end

west end

A gateway to Stanley Park, the West End neighbourhood is organized around Denman Street between Robson and Davie streets and bordered to the south by English Bay. Primarily a residential area, this is one of the most densely populated areas in all of Canada, with 40,000 people living in high-rise condominiums and apartments. Coffee shops, fine-dining restaurants and plenty of shopping will keep you entertained in this area, with several beautiful parks and beaches perfect for taking a leisurely stroll after an evening meal.http://westendbia.com/

Guy in Hat Looking at Parade

upcoming events

upcoming events

Looking for Special Event? Check out the Tourism Vancouver’s Event calendar. This link will provide you with all the exciting upcoming events to experience during your stay! Still looking for dates? Why not check out the events calendar! 

For more information visit:www.tourismvancouver.com/do

Dance Performance

vancouver aquarium

vancouver aquarium

With over 50,000 animals from across the world, there’s no shortage of incredible things to see at the Vancouver Aquarium. This vast variety of animals makes up a tableau of ever-changing activities and behaviours, so no two visits are ever the same. But the Aquarium features more than just animals—they also do groundbreaking marine research and have incredible conservation initiatives to help protect the marine world.

Dr Sun Yat Sen Garden

Aquatic Spa at Hotel BLU

Aquatic Spa at Hotel BLU

Our guests can enjoy complete spa experience from full-body massage, chair massage, nail care and design including manicure and pedicure, as well as full line of waxing and hair removal.

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Titanium Studios Hair Salon

Titanium Studios Hair Salon

Titanium Studios provides full suite of hair styling services including cut, colour, blowdry and styling to both female and male clients. The talented team consists of hairstylists, make up artists, a wedding coordinator, and a full service barber.

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Charals

Charals

Located at Hotel BLU Vancouver on Robson street, Charals offers finest brands and accessories in the art of writing. Brands like Faber Castell, Montblanc, Tumi, Visconti, Cartier, and so much more. Charals focuses on customer needs and providing the best service. Make sure to visit them during your visit and for all your writing needs.

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chinatown

chinatown

Few neighbourhoods in Vancouver embody the city’s history, diverse cultures and vibrant future like Chinatown. Located on the eastern side of downtown Vancouver, the bustling district is North America’s third largest Chinatown by population, after those in San Francisco and New York. Its roots trace to the late 1800s, when early Chinese immigrants, who arrived to work on B.C.’s railroads and in the mines, were settled in a ghetto on the edge of the city. With time, the neighbourhood grew into a proud centre of Chinese culture, home to traditional restaurants, markets, temples and gardens, as well as a booming business district. Today, Chinatown reflects this rich heritage but is also in the midst of a renaissance, with trendy bars and restaurants reclaiming historic spaces. http://www.vancouver-chinatown.com/

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stanley park

stanley park

Our central-park-of-the-west is actually 80 hectares (200 acres) larger than its more famous New York City counterpart, and it boasts an 8.8 km (5.5 mi) seawall as one of its most prominent features. Here joggers, bikers and power-walkers share the trail with the hundreds of thousands that stop by for nothing more than a leisurely stroll.

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granville island

granville island

A destination favorite loved by the locals,Granville Island is a melting pot of Vancouver culture. Browse the farmer's market, dine on the waterfront, grab a sea kayak, shop local artisan stands...whatever your taste, Granville Island is great!

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capilano suspension bridge

capilano suspension bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the top attractions in Vancouver. It includes sites such as:

  • The Suspension Bridge
  • Cliffwalk
  • Treetops Adventure
  • Totem Park
  • The Living Forest
  • Canyon Lights
  • Trading Post Gift Shop
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grouse mountain

grouse mountain

Grouse Mountainis Vancouver’s premier four-season attraction. Panoramic views of the city, ocean and mountains unfold as the Skyride, North America’s largest aerial tram system, whisks visitors to the mountaintop, 3,700’ above the city. Experience year-round activities including the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, where two orphaned grizzly bear cubs and three timber wolves play in a protected and secure sanctuary. In the Peak Chalet, award-winning restaurant facilities provide an array of options from rustic and casual to unforgettable fine dining 

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dr. sun yat-sen classical chinese garden

dr. sun yat-sen classical chinese garden

Located in the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, this Ming Dynasty garden-home is a true urban oasis. Explore layers of beauty and meaning with a complimentary guided tour. Sip tea, admire art, and discover treasures.www.vancouverchinesegarden.com/

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rogers arena

rogers arena

An indoor sports arena located at 800 Griffiths Way in downtown Vancouver. Opened in 1995, the arena is home to the Vancouver Canucks and many concerts.www.rogersarena.com/

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bc place

bc place

Cross the street and cheer on the Vancouver Whitecaps and BC Lions at BC Place. BC Place is the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in the province of British Columbia, hosting sport, exhibitions and live entertainment, right in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.

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