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The heart of an exciting metropolis

Come rain or shine, Vancouver is utterly captivating. It’s regularly voted one of the world’s most livable cities, and it’s easy to fall head over heels for Vancouver. The city is incredibly photogenic, backed by mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Downtown Vancouver vacation rentals make the most of the views, with luxe condos overlooking English Bay. Whether you want to soak up the sun on an urban beach, enjoy a scenic bike ride or sip on sunset cocktails, Downtown Vancouver has it all.

Things to do

A family-friendly city

On a sunny day there’s nothing better than renting a bike and cycling around the Stanley Park Seawall, stopping at beaches and viewpoints along the way. Before you go, why not take the Aquabus to Granville Island Public Market, where you can stock up on a smorgasbord of fish, cheese, fruit, and baked goods. If you’ve got kids in tow, Downtown Vancouver is home to some great family attractions, including Science World and the Vancouver Aquarium. There’s also plenty of culture to devour, with big-ticket attractions like the Vancouver Art Gallery and Museum of Vancouver.

Activities

From the beach to the bar

If the sun’s shining, you’ll want to soak up the atmosphere at English Bay, one of Canada’s best urban beaches. It’s just steps from colorful Davie Village, the beating heart of Vancouver’s LGBT scene. Gastown, meanwhile, is Downtown Vancouver’s trendiest quarter, with cobblestoned Water Street lined with cocktail bars and clothing boutiques. If you appreciate heritage buildings and tasteful decor, Downtown Vancouver vacation rentals unlock access to some of Gastown’s best properties. Down by the water, Canada Place is a great place for a stroll, with gorgeous views of the North Shore mountains. If you’re feeling adventurous you could even take off on a scenic float plane tour.

Weather

Summer sun and snow-dusted winters

Protected by both Vancouver Island and the North Shore mountains, Vancouver enjoys less rainfall and far more sunshine than BC’s other coastal areas. Summers are divine, with warm weather that’s perfect for sightseeing, sunbathing, or enjoying a leisurely patio meal. Things can get pretty damp during fall and winter, though the city is never overly cold or snowy. If you’re planning to hit the slopes at Cypress, Grouse, or Seymour, a Downtown Vancouver vacation rental makes a fantastic base.

Natural features

Knockout urban scenery

Downtown Vancouver sits in the southwest corner of mainland British Columbia. To the west is the Strait of Georgia, with the mighty Coast Mountains rising over the city’s boundary. Downtown’s core is bordered by major streets, including Burrard, Hastings, and Georgia. It’s walkable and easy to navigate, with local buses and sky trains also stopping throughout the CBD. From laidback Sunset Beach to glitzy Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver vacation rentals put you in the heart of the action. And if you want to experience Canada’s legendary outdoor lifestyle, attractions like Grouse Mountain and Cypress Provincial Park are just across the Lions Gate Bridge.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown Vancouver

Fly into Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), which is 29.5 mi (47.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Vancouver Waterfront Station. You can see more of Downtown Vancouver by catching a ride on the metro at Vancouver City Center Station, Burrard Station or Granville Station.

Where to stay around City Centre, Vancouver?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 351 vacation rentals near City Centre. From 278 condo and apartment rentals to 55 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near City Centre for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to City Centre?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in City Centre:

  • Kitsilano: 193 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 713 vacation rentals
  • East Side: 654 vacation rentals
  • City Centre: 321 vacation rentals
  • West End: 299 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to City Centre?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in City Centre. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Canada Place: 1,330 vacation rentals
  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art: 1,344 vacation rentals
  • Rogers Arena: 1,332 vacation rentals
  • Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal: 1,333 vacation rentals
  • BC Place Stadium: 1,337 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around City Centre listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in City Centre?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 278 Condos/Apartments in City Centre. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in City Centre include:

  • Houses: 55 rentals available
  • Studios: 107 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 8 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in City Centre?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 103 vacation rentals with pool available in City Centre. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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