With its grungy indusutrial-chic aesthetic and streets filled with residential loft spaces, sidewalk cafes, cool restaurants, unique shopping, and leafy parks, Yaletown is a must-visit when you’re next in Vancouver.
Wander the streets and enjoy the public art you’ll find in almost every direction you look, from lighting installations to painted murals. As an old warehouse district turned aesthetic hipster neighbourhood, Yaletown is home to a number of old redbrick warehouses that were built to include exterior platforms to allow for easy loading of textiles onto trains to be sent back east. Those same platforms are now repurposed as sunny, urban patios for the perfect brunch, afternoon drinks and summertime dinners.
For those who are looking to do some shopping, Yaletown is the place to find cool boutiques, friendly service and unique items that the mostly locally-owned stores offer. From fashion to designer homewares, the stores in this neighbourhood are quirky, stylish and a lot of fun – think designer dog clothing, modern bathtubs, and historic hats.
Ready to start exploring Vancouver? The first step is to work out when you’re coming to visit, and the next is to book at room at Fairmont Waterfront. See you soon!