Robson Street is a major southeast-northwest thoroughfare in downtown and West End of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Its name honors John Robson, a major figure in British Columbia’s entry into the Canadian Confederation, and Premier of the province from 1889 to 1892. Robson Street starts at BC Place Stadium near the north shore of False Creek, then runs northwest past Vancouver Library Square, Robson Square and the Vancouver Art Gallery, coming to an end at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.
Robson is Vancouver’s most famous shopping street set in the heart of downtown Vancouver. In the three block stretch between Burrard and Jervis you will find an area which includes premier fashions stores, fine dining, services and all the amenities a tourist or local might need.
Robson-goers may spend their day people watching and sipping coffee on an outdoor patio; they may start off shopping at unique boutique stores before being pampered at a day spa and then relaxing at a hotel. At night, the streets come alive with colorful buskers and performers. Visitors enjoy delicious drinks and fine foods at some of the city’s most celebrated restaurants. The street is recognized both on a worldwide level as well as locally as it remains Vancouverites’ favorite shopping destination. Robson is undoubtedly the street to see and be seen on.
Robson Street’s position as a consumer district continues to the present day although the original style of the street, which was all small neighbourhood-market stores, has been expanded and redeveloped by brand-name chain stores and high-end restaurants. Robson Street is particularly famous for the popular fashion shops and large example of different cuisine which extends from Granville Street in the southeast to Denman Street in the northwest.
The street’s intersection with Thurlow Street is known for having two Starbucks coffee shops on opposite corners, one of which that doesn’t allow smokers, and the other one does. The location on the west corner is known as a major meeting place for the biker culture, with Harley-Davidsons, Japanese bikes, and cafe racers alike parked in a special bikes-only strip of parking painted on the pavement.
When it comes to shopping, Robson Street is one of the most craving spots to spend money. Containing famous brand stores including Banana Republic Apparel, Bluenotes, Buffalo Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Bebe, Espirit, Zara, and lots more! And don’t forget one of the most known mall in Vancouver, the Pacific Centre! At the edge of fashion in the heart of downtown, Pacific Centre is Vancouver’s premier shopping destination featuring: Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, MaxMara, Hugo Boss, Hollister, Sephora, Apple, Coach, Browns Shoes, Atmosphere/Sport Chek, enormous food court, the Four Seasons Hotel and so much more.