Robson Street

Robson Street is Vancouver's chic and upscale shopping district lined with many specialty stores, restaurants, bars, and hotels

People enjoying a nice day along Robson Street in Vancouver
People enjoying a nice day along Robson Street in Vancouver cc licensed photo by Paul Krueger

Stretching from BC Place Stadium in Downtown Vancouver to Denman Street in the West End, Vancouver's famous Robson Street is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. On warm summer evenings, the popular shopping portion between Burrard Street and Denman Street has a party like atmosphere. Traffic moves slowly between sidewalks bustling with locals and tourists exploring the many specialty, clothing and gift stores or sampling the fare of the many renowned restaurants and clubs.

In addition to the many independent boutique specialty shops you will also find many major upscale chain stores especially in the vicinity of Robson and Burrard.

Near Burrard and Robson you will find the Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Square. Robson Square which was designed by the renowned Vancouver architect Arthur Erikson is the home of the Provincial Law Courts and the University of BC satellite campus. It also features the only outdoor ice rink in Vancouver which is free to use. Starting a few years back the block of Robson Street in the front of the Art Gallery has been closed down to traffic throughout the summer and converted into a themed outdoor 'hangout' for people to relax and enjoy themselves during the summer weather. This also becomes a popular area for buskers and other street performers during the warmer months of the year. The space features a unique new theme every year.

A little farther east along Robson Street you can view and photograph the compelling architecture of the Vancouver Public Library which is located just a short walk from Stadium SkyTrain Station on the Expo Line or Vancouver City Centre Station on the Canada Line.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Hours: Daily 24/7

Address: Vancouver, BC

Official Website: Robson Street


SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineBurrard Station5 Minutes
Canada LineCity Center Station3 Minutes

How to get to Robson Street by SkyTrain

From the Canada Line at City Center Station Walk (south along Granville just 1 block to Robson Street. The Vancouver Public Library is a few blocks to your left, while Robson Square and the shopping district are to your right.

From the Expo Line at Burrard Station take the Burrard Street Exit and walk to your right (south) for just 3 short blocks to the corner of Robson and Burrard, or catch either the #2 or #22 Macdonald bus going south right in front of the station to the Robson Street Stop. Once on Robson Street you can go right (west) into the shopping district or left towards Robson Square, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver Public Library. The #5 Robson or #6 Davie buses travel in opposite directions along Robson.

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