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Choose Vancouver Apartments for Rent Downtown

Downtown Vancouver apartment living puts you within walking distance of hundreds of restaurants and shops and businesses, not to mention the spectacular natural world.

Thanks to a Walk Score of 80, Vancouver is the most walkable city in Canada, and downtown Vancouver, with a Walk Score of 97, Transit Score of 99 and Bike Score of 82, is one of the most liveable neighbourhoods in North America. When considering which Vancouver apartment to rent downtown, simply think about which neighbourhood best suits your lifestyle: the area from the business district to Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, or the adjacent area from the business district to the West End bordering stunning English Bay, the West End.

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Rent a downtown Vancouver apartment at nature’s doorstep

What sets Coal Harbour and the West End apart from other areas is their proximity to the downtown Vancouver business core – and all the restaurants, shops and experiences that come along with it. They also share amazing locations on the doorstep of some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world.

Studies show that living close to nature is good for both your body and your mind. Outdoor activities, such as walking along an ocean coastline or spending time in a forest, can help you feel rejuvenated while noticeably reducing your stress level. Not many large cities can offer such close proximity to nature yet both of Austeville’s downtown Vancouver rental properties are within walking distance to all the best that the natural world has to offer. 

You may already know that Stanley Park is rated as one of the best urban parks in the world. This designation comes as no surprise considering Stanley Park is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on three sides and boasts a spectacular, 10-kilometre seawall that’s perfect for walking, running, in-line skating and cycling. Stanley Park is Vancouver’s most popular fresh-air attraction and is walking distance from both of our rental properties. 

Vancouver has distinct seasons and each one offers unique opportunities to get outside and enjoy the seaside just steps away from your downtown Vancouver rental apartment. 

Indeed, spending time by the ocean is an integral part of the West End and Coal Harbour lifestyles. If you’re looking for the perfect place to people-watch or take in the waterfront scenery from a park bench or a beach blanket, head over to First Beach in English Bay. In summer, a variety of ocean activities are available – swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding to name a few – just a handful of blocks from your West End rental home.

Seawalls abound in both these downtown Vancouver neighbourhoods. The English Bay seawall stretches for kilometres in both directions. In addition to the seawall encircling Stanley Park, Coal Harbour has a lovely seawall of its own that features a vibrant marina and views of seaplanes taking off and landing. Having a seawall right on your doorstep makes it easy for downtown residents to live an active lifestyle, whether you prefer running, biking or simply going for a leisurely walk.

Convenient downtown Vancouver rental locations

Austeville’s Vancouver apartments for rent downtown are in the midst of all the great things the city has to offer. Restaurants, shopping, attractions and much more are just a walk, bike, or short transit ride away. Our properties in the West End and Coal Harbour are centrally located so that residents can easily take advantage of both city life and the natural world.

Rent an apartment in Vancouver’s vibrant West End

The West End has much to offer its residents. Filled with interesting and unique things to see and do, the West End is one of the most accessible, vibrant and culturally diverse downtown neighbourhoods in North America. A distinct mix of historic and contemporary architecture adds more interest to this neighbourhood’s eclectic nature.

Learn more about the West End and our West End property, Pacific Palisades.

Downtown Vancouver rentals by the sea at Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour has a one-of-a-kind urban oceanside feel. Built up around the seawall, the area spans the waterfront from Stanley Park to Canada Place. Coal Harbour is a modern part of the city with upscale and casual restaurants interspersed between greenways and residential apartments. 

Learn more about Coal Harbour and our Coal Harbour property, Bayshore Outlook.

Downtown Vancouver rentals

Austeville rental buildings in downtown Vancouver