The West End of Vancouver, British Columbia, is located on the western half of the downtown peninsula and is the most densely populated portion of the lower mainland. Neighboring areas include Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, Yaletown, and the business and financial districts of Vancouver.
The official definition of the West End, set forth by the City of Vancouver, is the area west of Burrard Street, east of Denman Street, and south of West Georgia. Generally, however, the west end is considered to be everything from Burrard Street to Stanley Park.
Notable districts of the West End include: Robson Street, a major shopping, fashion and dining area; Davie Street, the center of Vancouver’s Gay and Lesbian Community; and Denman Street, an area closer to Stanley Park, which is lined with restaurants and shops.
Key arteries through the west end include Denman Street, Robson Street, West Georgia and Thurlow Street.