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Vancouver, British Columbia, is among the world's most beautiful cities. Nestled between the dramatic Coast Mountain range and along the shores of the Strait of Georgia, Vancouver's breathtaking blend of snow-capped mountains and water gives the city a flavour all its own. Vancouver’s west coast location ensures a mild oceanic climate. Winters occasionally see snow and summers are perfect for a variety of outdoor activities.
A typical Vancouver day might begin with a croissant and latte at one of the city's many outstanding cafés—dozens are within walking distance from the YWCA Hotel. Then stroll to downtown''s trendy Robson Street shopping district where you'll find exclusive designer stores, exceptional restaurants and a buzz of urban activity.
Afterwards, it's just a few blocks to Stanley Park's famous seawall promenade to enjoy the ocean air and the spectacular vistas of water, forest, city and mountains.
Looking for something really unusual? Why not take a water taxi to Granville Island where you'll find one-of-a-kind stores, unusual art galleries, artists' studios, restaurants, theatres and a superb Public Market offering goods and produce from countries all over the world. If you prefer, you can rent a kayak or sailboat and spend the afternoon cruising the gentle waters of English Bay. Perhaps you'd prefer to relax on scenic Jericho Beach, or visit Canada Place, or watch a film shoot, or stroll through Chinatown, or see the famous Vancouver Aquarium. The possibilities are endless!
Whatever you choose, you can be sure that with a room at the YWCA Hotel you're never far from the action. The only hard part will be deciding what to do first. Skiing at Cypress Bowl? Sightseeing on Grouse Mountain? Hiking the trails at Lynn Canyon? A live show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre? You’ll find it all here in Vancouver!
Here’s a downtown Vancouver map which shows our proximity to these great activities.