Situated in the heart of the Arts + Events District and intersecting the city's best neighbourhoods, The Smithe offers you a world of amenities all within a walkable distance from home.
Arts + Events District
One of Vancouver’s most amenity-rich communities is emerging here. Within steps of your new home at The Smithe are the city’s most renowned theatres and art galleries. Award-winning restaurants surround the area, as well as some of the finest retail shops. Everything is truly at your fingertips from this outstanding centralized location.
The Smithe is right on the edge of Yaletown, offering a quieter location yet still only a couple blocks from the vibrant shopping, cafes, and dining destinations of this very popular neighbourhood. Formally an industrial area, Yaletown has been transformed to a model of livability with a stunning mix of brick + beam heritage and modern buildings. Tying this area all together is the spectacular seawall and water-edged parks, Downtown Vancouver’s signature treasures.
On the other side of the Arts + Events district is Crosstown, nestled in-between Gastown, Chinatown and the Central Business District. This area has become one of downtown’s most prized neighbourhoods, with sought after brunch and dining spots like Chambar, Jam Café, Café Medina – not to mention The Dirty Apron, a culinary institution with a devoted following.
The heart of historic Vancouver, Gastown is a neighbourhood of continual reinvention. The colourful streets lined with original brick buildings and heritage-style streetlamps are home to a thriving fashion district, impeccably curated décor boutiques and one-of-a-kind galleries. The neighbourhood is also known for its nightlife, cocktail bars and restaurants. This tourist destination is increasingly frequented by locals who have come to adore this part of the city.
Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of the largest in North America, a fusion of traditional and modern, with authentic flavours and sights sharing space with contemporary art galleries and restaurants. The ever-increasing innovative menus from acclaimed local chefs continue to revitalize this area with city hot spots, several which have won awards this past year. For genuine Asian foods, ingredients, and surprises - the market-lined streets offer a shopping extravaganza.
Anchored by the iconic dome of Science World, False Creek is one of the city’s most dynamic districts. The seawall threads from downtown through to the south and loops back to the west, all the way through to Granville Island and carrying on to Kitsilano. On the north side of the water, Coopers’ Park sits adjacent to the marina providing public green space to take in the creek-side views. On the south side is the Olympic Village, an emerging community with expansive outdoor plazas, a community centre and plenty of patio space for sunny days.
Central Business District
In the centre of downtown, snappy-dressed office workers choose between food trucks and fine dining. Fashionistas browse high-end boutiques and department stores showcased on Robson and Alberni streets - as well as Pacific Centre Mall. The CBD is the central connection to the entire Lower Mainland by all SkyTrain routes, the West Coast Express and the SeaBus to North Vancouver.
West End + Stanley Park + Coal Harbour
An eclectic neighbourhood encompassing the northwestern corner of downtown, the West End is famous for its welcoming vibe and celebration of diversity. Historically this is the city’s most iconic neighbourhood, representing the true essence of Vancouver and West Coast Living.
English Bay and its breathtaking views out to the Pacific is enjoyed through all seasons and weather. Majestic Stanley Park with its wrap-around seawall leading through to Coal Harbour, is literally the West End’s backyard sanctuary.