Quality Hotel Downtown
1335 Howe St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R7
Phone: (604) 682-0229
Fax: (604) 662-7566
1335 Howe St., Vancouver, BC, CA, V6Z 1R7
- Phone: (604) 682-0229
- Fax: (604) 662-7566
Once a warehouse area, this is now the city's newest shopping, high-tech and film industry district. Turn-of-the-century buildings that now house high-end furniture, home design and designer clothing retailers characterize the neighborhood, and it has become the favorite spot for film industry offices and shooting. Stick around and you might see a Hollywood star along the streets. Some of the city's best pubs and restaurants can also be found here. Great sips can be had at the Yaletown Brewing Co.
Easily one of the oldest bridges in Vancouver, the Granville Street Bridge is a major link to the the city's nerve center spanning Downtown, Gastown and West End. First opened in 1889, the bridge has undergone several changes including a widening project and more recently, a major reconstruction project to cope with the rigors of the city's burgeoning growth. The bridge crosses over from central Vancouver passing Granville Island and False Creek into the city's hub of activity. While the bridge today, remains a largely functional affair, overshadowed by its larger and comely cousins like the Lions Gate Bridge, it remains part of the city's rich development history worth remembering.
St. Andrew's Wesley Church is a solemn prayer house for the faithfuls in Vancouver. This church, established in 1927, is housed in a Gothic heritage architecture. The church is an amalgamation of two sects, the Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian and Wesley Methodist. The church is involved in several fund raising programs and is actively involved in community service.
One of the best places for a day of recreation and unwinding, the Granville Island Water Park is a storehouse of fun for all age groups. Whats more, it is absolutely free too! This water park has a number of rides, water slides, geysers, flumes and sprinklers that would make children go berserk with excitement. The is great for adults too, with plenty of adult water rides to boot. There are lots of eateries and shops in the vicinity. Head here with children and make it one of the most memorable times that one could spend with one's kids.
Take a full day to explore this shopping and entertainment favorite, a destination on everyone's best-of list. The island is five minutes from Downtown and features the famous Emily Carr College of Art, the Backstage Lounge, the Kids Market and more. There is also a water park and sea kayak rental, canoes and other water sports. At the quiet end of the island, the large Granville Island Hotel awaits guests.
Located at the intersection of Hornby and Nelson Streets, the Law Courts building lies in downtown Vancouver. The building was designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson and forms a part of the Robson Square complex. The Law Courts building houses the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal and is a famous landmark of the area.
The Robson Square is a famous landmark located in downtown Vancouver. It is a modern civic center and a public space that houses a number of government office. The square is know to be the location of Robson Square.
Granville Island Brewery is an interesting place for all beer lovers. The aroma, the froth and of course the taste is just irresistible. The Tap Room at Granville Island Brewery is an event venue facility which you can hire for private events. It is here that wine tasting sessions and brewery tours are undertaken. So get along a group of friends and party at this beer haven.
The False Creek is a creek that divides downtown from the rest of the city. You can see that the creek is made up of the four major water bodies of Vancouver. The creek was named by George Henry Richards a hydrographer in his survey of 1856-63. A beautiful inlet and a must-see.
Situated in the West End near the Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver International Hostel and the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Sunset Beach is a convenient lunchtime escape. Watch the flying kites and green grasses of Vanier Park across the inlet and savor the serenity of this sandy location. The beach has lifeguards on duty in the warm months. Public washrooms and concession stands are nearby. Biking, walking and rollerblading paths wind above the beach area, leading to Stanley Park in one direction and Yaletown in the other.
This was where the original German community in Vancouver shopped. Robsonstrasse, as it was formerly known, was lined with delis, bakeries and restaurants. Today, Robson Street one of the city's most fashionable shopping streets: Alfred Sung, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Rodier Paris and Stephane de Raucourt are just some of the big names in this urban shopping destination. Options for grabbing a bite abound. Find everything from schnitzel to sushi along this bustling thoroughfare. It is also cruising central in the summertime, with cars and sidewalks filled with people enjoying the warm summer air.
Alien House is the changed name of a hotel which soon became the sets for the classic horror show X-Files. Along with the X-Files, various other production ventures such as Tru Calling, Blood Ties and Dead Zone have been shot at this venue. Film enthusiasts will be pleased to uncover behind the scenes processes if they encounter a filming crew at the same time. With a variety of silver screen ventures being shot at this place, it has carved itself a name called "Hollywood of the North".