YWCA Health & Fitness Centre
Despite its name, this excellent downtown gym is open to both women and men. It has three studios with wood-sprung floors, both combined...
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
Showcasing carvings, paintings and jewelry from Canada's most revered Haida artist, this tranquil gallery is lined with fascinating and...
A creative use for a cavernous bank building atrium, this gallery offers an ever-changing roster of temporary exhibitions. It's mostly...
A local-legend, pub-style music venue, the upstairs 'Rail' is accessed via an unobtrusive wooden door next to a 7-Eleven. Don't be put...
Mario's Coffee Express
A java lover's favorite that only downtown office workers seem to know about. You'll wake up and smell the coffee long before you make...
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Holt Renfrew information
Vancouver's swankiest clothing and accessories department store. High-end-label lovers flock here to peruse the artfully presented D&G, Armani and Issey Miyake togs and accoutrements arrayed over several brightly lit floors. Service is personal from well-dressed staffers. The awesome end-of-season sales are recommended: racks of bargain clothes suddenly emerge on every floor, ripe for riffling.
Canada's answer to slick US chain Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew will finally get some competition soon: at the time of writing, downtown's giant old Sears department store was being renovated to house a sparkling new flagship Nordstrom. Let the battle commence.