Queen Anne style homes on Bute Street

West End Architectural Walk

This walk is perfect for those who want to learn about the interesting architecture in Vancouver. The West End has a significant number of buildings with hertiage desginations including some of the family mansions built in the 1890's and early 1900's. Take a walk along tree lined streets that give the feeling of a quiet residential area in the heart of the city

Route statistics

Distance 2.43 km
Steps 3188 
Elevation change 11 m

Route Description

The West End community is one of the oldest residential areas in Vancouver. In the late 1890’s and early 20th century, this was the upscale neighbourhood in Vancouver. Many large family mansions were built then slowly replaced by low rise apartment buildings. Today there is a mix of old mansions, homes and heritage apartments throughout the West End. 


This route travels along city sidewalks with curb ramps, and through green spaces including public gardens and Nelson Park. These areas are all wheelchair accessible.

Points of interest

Manhattan Apartments

Haro Street

Barclay Street

Barclay Manor

900 Nicola Street

1100 Nicola Street

The Rogers family mansion

Thomas Fee House

St Paul's Cathedral

Mole Hill

Dr Peter Centre and Rand House

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