Financial District, Vancouver

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Financial District
Business District
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Financial District is located in Downtown Vancouver (British Columbia)
Financial District
Financial District
Location in Vancouver
Coordinates: 49°16′54″N 123°07′04″W / 49.281762°N 123.117718°W / 49.281762; -123.117718Coordinates: 49°16′54″N 123°07′04″W / 49.281762°N 123.117718°W / 49.281762; -123.117718
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
City Flag of Vancouver (Canada).svg Vancouver
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

The Financial District is a highrise office area of within the central business district of Vancouver, British Columbia's downtown peninsula. Located roughly along Burrard and West Georgia Streets, the Financial District contains more than 60% of Greater Vancouver's office space and is home to headquarter offices of forest products and mining companies. The area contains numerous federal and non-governmental organizations (NGO) offices, Overseas missions and consulates, and headquarter and branch offices of national and international banks and financial services, accounting and law firms, and luxury hotels.

History[edit]

The city's financial district emerged in the early 1900s when the building boom in the area began. From 1907 to 1913 a number of office buildings were built in the area along West Hastings Street:[1]

  • Sun Tower
  • Dominion Trust Building
  • Vancouver Stock Exchange

The financial district only expanded after the 1970s, with much of the new buildings emerging after the 1980s.

Vancouver's financial district is compact area when compared to other world cities. Most of the skyscrapers in the district are regional offices of the Big Five Canadian-based or International banks and various financial services institutions.

Major skyscrapers and buildings[edit]

Transit[edit]

Vancouver's Financial District is well served by numerous local and commuter bus routes running along Burrard and Georgia streets. In the heart of the Financial District lies Burrard Station, providing metro rail access to thousands of commuters daily via SkyTrain Expo Line. A short distance to the north is Waterfront Station which provides access to Seabus, West Coast Express commuter rail, and SkyTrain Canada Line.

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