This exciting neighborhood in downtown Vancouver is one of the most densely populated areas in the city, however, it hasn't always been that way. Since the 1986 World's Fair took place in the city, it has been transformed from a heavy industrial area into the trendy downtown neighborhood that it is today. Marinas, parks, high-rise apartments, and converted heritage buildings make up its skyline. The neighborhood is considered to be one of the most significant urban regeneration projects in North America. See for yourself in the video below!
Yaletown is located between False Creek and Robson and Homer Streets. When the revitalization project started in the 1980s, the city council put strict rules in place that required development to preserve heritage structures in the area. Hamilton and Mainland Streets are great places to check out streetscapes that have been restored to their 19th Century glory. Brick warehouses built on rail platforms have been converted into trendy loft style apartments and offices. Boutique stores, bars, and restaurants on the ground level are open to the public. Tap the link below for the top 10 things to do in the area!
A generous amount of space was set aside for parks and waterfront access during the revitalization process. The Stanley Park Seawall park was expanded into Yaletown, where the southern part of the park can be accessed. The pedestrian, bicycling, and rollerblading pathway on the seawall is one of the most popular places in the city with locals and tourists alike.
The Aquabus and False Creek Ferries provide passenger service from Yaletown to various destinations in False Creek such as Granville Island and Science World. The Canada Line stops at the Yaletown-Roundhouse SkyTrain station, and buses 6 and 23 also provide transportation in the area.
Cover Photo by Wpcpey [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)].