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Posted March 3, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides
 
 

Yaletown

Yaletown is one of Vancouver’s trendiest neighborhoods and its community continues to grow steadily. Once a warehouse district, this densely-populated neighbourhood is now one of the most popular areas for the hip and happening. In the 1980′s this area was transformed into a hot spot for highrise condos, restaurants, nightclubs, bars, cafes, boutique shops and more. The boundaries which define this hot and trendy neighbourhood are Robson Street, False Creek and Homer Street.

Many residents of Yaletown are hip professionals under 50.  Lots of families have re-located to the area too, as well as the wealthy who can afford lavish condos. Yaletown has so much to offer, including yoga, nightlife, gourmet grocery stores, pet stores, gyms and brand name boutique shops. If you want to buy delicacies or health food, make sure you visit Yaletown’s organic store, Choices Food Market, or Urban Fare by the Yaletown Marina. They both have quite a selection of food items and you will be able to find international cheeses, olives, bread, spices and meats. If you are lucky, Urban Fare might even have some free samples!

There are many areas in Yaletown in which you can relax, unwind or walk your favorite pet. The seawall, a marina and parks such as David Lam Park and Cooper’s Park are all in the neighbourhood.  If you are into sports then you will be pleased to know that General Motor’s Place, home of the Vancouver Canucks, is just footsteps away, as well as many sports bars such as the Shark Club and the Dog House. Book-lovers will look forward to a quick stroll to the Vancouver Public Library, while theatre buffs can enjoy live performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Yaletown has a fabulous selection of restaurants which cater to everyone from meat-lovers to vegetarians. The popular crowds hang out at places such as Section 3, Glowbal Grill and The Cactus Club, while some more affordable places to eat in Yaletown are Milestone’s Restaurant and the famous Yaletown Brewery.  If you feel like getting your groove on after dinner or listening to some smooth tunes, then head to Afterglow or Bar None for some late night fun.


Adam Toren

 
Adam Toren
Adam Toren is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com. He is co-author, with his brother Matthew, of Kidpreneurs and Small Business, BIG Vision.