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Discover Vancouver’s trendy heritage district with these ten must-dos.

Top 10 Things To Do in Yaletown

Top 10 Things To Do in Yaletown

Heritage neighbourhood meets modern lifestyle describes the historic district of Yaletown. Originally the 1886 western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the brick wall warehouse district of Yaletown is presently both a vibrant and walkable district, making the gleaming residential towers surrounding the area some of the most coveted in the city.

Yaletown provides the serenity of an oceanfront seawall, along with the largest selection of trendy patios and award-winning boutiques.

As a great escape within the big city, Yaletown offers an opportunity to explore acclaimed restaurants and eclectic shops set along heritage brick walkways.


1) Award Winning Restaurants & Cafes with Covered Patios

The only area in Vancouver that features world-class restaurants with year-round patios. This is the patio district that you've probably heard about.

Check out the list of Cafes, Casual Dining, and Fine Dining eateries.

2) Engine 374 Museum at the Roundhouse

Engine 374 is the steam engine that built Canada. Visit what created Canada's gateway to the Pacific Coast at the Roundhouse Community Center.

Learn more here.

3) Sophisticated Shopping & Beauty Services

All the specialty services + on-trend fashion boutiques are available in one walkable neighbourhood.

Check out the list of Fashion boutiques, Specialty shops, and Jewellery stores

4) World Famous Seawall Walkway & Bike Path

Walk, run, rollerblade or rent a bicycle and explore the oceans' edge while feeling the breeze~

Check out where you can rent a bike in Yaletown

5) Nightlife with live music, gallery openings & pub game nights

Something is always happening in Yaletown, especially during the weekend. You'll find yourself surrounded by restaurants and bars celebrating an event, lounges hosting a party, galleries debuting new art, and more!

Check out the list of lounges/nightclubs and galleries in the area.

6) Best concerts & sporting events nearby

Got tickets to a show at Rogers Arena, BC Place, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, VIFF? Yaletown is “the spot” for you to drop by for food before the show and drinks after the event with 80+ restaurants and bars open for dine-in service.

Check out the list of Casual Dining, and Fine Dining eateries.


Welcome to Vancouver’s first WI-FI district! Join #YaletownFree and enjoy our one-hour complimentary connection to your family and friends.

Learn more here.

8) Dogs, dogs everywhere

Dogs are welcome in most shops and can be found enjoying the specialty "Puppy Boutiques" of Yaletown. Visitors can also find dog walkers in nearby parks like Coopers Park, at the Seawall and inside the neighbourhood!

You can find all the pet-boutiques in Yaletown

9) Ferry rides at the False Creek

Fast, fun & always pet-friendly. Explore with these hop-on/hop-off rides to Science World, Granville Island or Kitsilano Beach.

You can go to either Yaletown dock at (Quayside Marina) or at David Lam Park dock

10) Outdoor events, picnics and sakuras!

Relax with skyline & water views at a spacious grassy field with sports courts and playgrounds.

Visit David Lam Park to relax with the cherry blossom trees, or enjoy off-leash parks like Coopers' Park