Downtown Vancouver is characterized by the financial and business districts located along Burrard Street and West Georgia Street.
This area is home to several headquarters of mining companies as well as branches of national and international banks, accounting and law firms, and luxury hotels. The Shangri-la is a mixed-use skyscraper located in Downtown Vancouver, and the tallest building in the city, containing both commercial and residential units. Residential units in this area are primarily found in luxury high-rise towers, where many of its residents are working professionals in the area. Take in some art at the Vancouver Art Gallery, where you can view both permanent and visiting collections throughout the year. Indulge in a little retail therapy at Pacific Centre Mall, featuring over 80 retailers and restaurants. UBC Robson Square is centrally located, and hosts a variety of festivals and events in its public plaza throughout the year.