route via Robson Street
is outlined below.
From Marina Square Park walk south along Denman Street until you reach Robson
Street . This unique strip is famous for its eclectic mix of shops and is a
favoured destination for tourists as well as locals.
Travelling east you will pass premier fashion retailers and many fine dining
restaurants and Hotels like the
Empire Landmark Hotel,
Listel Hotel, and
Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver.
When you turn left at Burrard Street you will begin to travel north and pass the
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
. "Like the city that surrounds it, the hotel is rich in history,
resplendent in natural beauty, vibrant and cosmopolitan".
At Georgia Street you will notice the Christ Church Cathedral . Over 100 years
old and still in service, this Heritage building is a true marvel.
From this vantage point on Georgia
Street you can also take in the magnitude of Metro Vancouver's tallest
structure, the Shangri La Hotel . It is a mixed use high rise standing at 201 meters, and it contains 62
storeys. This skyscraper is the 11th tallest building in Canada, and is known
for its luxurious 5 star hotel.
As you continue further south down Burrard Street you will notice an impressive
grouping of structures known collectively as The five Bentall buildings
Turn right at Hastings and you will come to The Marine Building.
At the intersection of Hastings Street and Hornby Street you will find The
Vancouver Club . Established in 1889, the Vancouver Club is a vital part of
professional life in Vancouver and a cornerstone in the careers of the city's
most distinguished achievers. In the heart of the business district, this
prestigious place is now an "A" class heritage building.
At this point in the walk, you will turn left and continue south along the
greenway at the foot of Hornby Street. Crossing Cordova Street you will soon
return to your starting point at Canada Place on Waterfront Road.