Tucked up tightly against the city’s downtown core, the West End is a favourite neighbourhood for dining and entertainment. A gateway to Stanley Park, the neighbourhood is bordered by the park on one side, as well as English Bay, Granville and Robson Streets. This area was one of the city’s first upscale neighbourhoods. These days, it’s an incredibly diverse area, home to heritage houses and high-rise apartments. The parks and beaches are the main attractions, but the people-watching and dining come in close behind.