Shopping in the Yaletown area of Downtown Vancouver

Yaletown was a warehouse district as late as the 1980s, having been established in 1886 when Canadian Pacific Railway moved its maintenance yards from the town of Yale to Vancouver. The area became trendy in the late 1980s, and the warehouses now serve as fashionable restaurants, boutiques, cafes, and apartments for the artsy types who make the area their home. There is a considerable amount of building going on - old warehouses are being converted and new apartment towers are being built here and on the adjoining Expo lands. Yaletown, although not large, is a pleasant area to stroll around on a sunny day.