The Top Things To Do In Robson Street, Vancouver

Photo of Olga Lenczewska
9 February 2017

Robson Street is one of the busiest and most colorful roads in downtown Vancouver. From Granville Street on the east to Jervis Street on the west, Robson is full of places to shop, dine and drink at. It doesn’t matter if you prefer fancy boutiques or less pricey stores, elegant cocktail bars or chain restaurants, you’ll find all of it and more on Vancouver’s Robson Street. Here’s some ideas of what to do there.

An aerial view of Robson Street | © Daniel/Flickr

Treat yourself at Daniel Le Chocolat Belge

Daniel Le Chocolat Belge is one of the fanciest and most tasty chocolate producer in British Columbia. It is made in a natural way, without preservatives or artificial flavors – just the way Vancouverites like it. At Daniel’s, you can buy chocolate boxes, customized chocolate bars, and pastries. Among the various types of products there are chocolates flavored with mojito, wasabi, maple, and many more. Daniel’s specialities include a cherry in kirsch box and a chai vanilla truffles box.

Daniel Le Chocolat Belge, 1105 Robson Street, Vancuver, BC, Canada, +1 604-688-9624

Freshen up with Jugo Juice

Jugo Juice produces freshly squeezed juices and smoothies. They are prepared to be a healthy and vitamins-full alternative to typical fast food options. Apart from traditional smoothies, you will find more creamy ‘bliss smoothies’, ‘super smoothies’ with combine four or more different fruits, or hip veggie smoothies. Jugo Juice has just introduced a new, green squeezed juice ‘Kale Aid’ with kale, apple, celery, ginger, lemon, and spinach. The place also offers sandwiches, wraps, and snacks.

Jugo Juice, 1103 Robson Street, Vancuver, BC, Canada, +1 604-683-1815

Vancouver's Robson Street | Courtesy of Olga Lenczewska
Vancouver’s Robson Street | Courtesy of Olga Lenczewska

Get a souvenir from Canadian Crafts

Canadian Crafts is a large souvenirs shop where you will find all sorts of items. If you have only come to Vancouver for a short time and are looking for a thematic gift for a friend, this is a place to go to. Canadian Crafts have a large selection of clothing, mugs, key chains, post cards, posters, and maple syrup bottles, but also more refined products such as paintings and First Nations’ artwork.

Canadian Crafts, 1071 Robson Street, Vancuver, BC, Canada, +1 604-684-6629

Joe Fortres Seafood & Chop House

On the corner of Robson Street and Thurlow Street you will find Joe Fortres Seafood & Chop House and its roof garden cafe: an award-winning restaurant named after a successful bartender who settled here in the 19th century. This place specializes in the classic American cuisine and the Pacific Northwest food products. It has a lunch and brunch menu, a dinner menu, a late night menu, and desserts.

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House, 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604 669-1940

Relax on Robson Square

Robson Square is an urban oasis in the very heart of Vancouver’s downtown and the location of one of UBC campuses. It hosts a large number of sport events and cultural exhibitions, ranging from salsa classes and an ice rink to artistic installations and street performers. It is also full of wonderful and diverse street food and juices. It is also adjacent to Vancouver Art Gallery.

Robson Square, Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604-822-3333

Shop at Victoria’s Secret

The absolutely huge Victoria’s Secret shop on the corner of Burrard Street and Robson Street takes almost a half block. This shop attracts as much with its products as with its design: elegant, pink-and-black displays. It is the biggest and the most desirable place to shop for lingerie, underwear, pyjamas, and swimming costumes in the whole city. You will also find here gym clothing and fragrances.

Vctoria’s Secret, 750 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, +1 604-684-2329

Robson Street | Courtesy of Olga Lenczewska
Robson Street | Courtesy of Olga Lenczewska

Dine at Spicy 6

Spicy 6 is an Indian restaurant with a modern twist that specializes in tandoori dishes, such as Mustard Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Prawn, or Malai Tikka. The restaurant chefs come from Delhi and apart from tandoori, enjoy cooking curries using spices from India. The dish selection is large, especially the vegetarian listing. Spicy 6 showcases Vancouver‘s world-famous fine international cuisine.

Spicy 6, 1116 Robson Street, Vancuver, BC, Canada, +1 604 336 7999

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