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
Official Website: Robson StreetFee: No
Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.
Andrew W. Apr-01-2020
This review is written during the Covid-19 Pandemic! As you can see from my Photos, a lot of major stores have closed their doors due to this health... Read More
Mojdeh S. Jul-16-2019
It's changed a lot since my youth. We used to spend countless hours walking along Robson, window shopping and enjoying the sights. As of late, it seems a... Read More
Andy F. Dec-12-2019
Ah, Robson Street. Apparently, this is the high-end, luxury shopping street. I need to thank our Flash Tour guide for pointing that out as my wife... Read More
Accommodations near Robson Street:
|SkyTrain Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Expo Line||Burrard Station||5 Minutes|
|Canada Line||City Center Station||3 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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