NileGuide Expert Says:
Shop, sip and savor the finer things in life! This is where to go if you're looking for upscale shopping and refined dining.
(Between Pacific Boulevard, Homer and Nelson Streets)
V6B 2T9 Vancouver, Canada
tel: +1 604 683 2000 (Tourist Information Center)
fax: +1 604 682 6839
Yaletown has transformed itself drastically since the World's Fair in 1986. Once an industrial warehouse area, Yaletown is now a favorite haunt to those who like the finer things in life. Vancouver is called "Hollywood North" and it is not uncommon to see a movie being filmed on various streets around town. When celebrities are in town, Yaletown is where they like to hang out. Sit on one of the many patios and keep your eyes peeled for movie stars. Or, step into one of the charming boutiques where you will find the latest fashions in clothing, shoes and accessories. Some of the city's finest boutique hotels have made their way into Yaletown where guests are pampered, spoiled and treated like kings and queens. Boutique hotel not in your budget? Don't worry; join the locals that go into the hotel lounges for a drink and to be a part of the action.