This is Vancouver's main shopping street and the most active street in Downtown, an exciting street with a rich history, a busy place all day and in all weather, with locals and tourists.
During the holidays, Robson Street is illuminated and decorated and during the weekdays it is the ultimate shopping street. From cheap products to luxury items, Robson Street offers shops for every pocket and every price range. From fine and small designer shops to large, upscale shops, from local, cheaper and less expensive boutiques to super-branded supermarket chains and well-known international brands such as Zara, Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic.
Robson also has lots of local food, based on a variety of seafood and international cuisine. You will find a wide range of restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs.
Robson Street was named after the British Prime Minister of British Columbia in 1889-1892. Throughout the history of the city, there was this exciting and international street, the most important and central street in town.
The many tourists will find many souvenir shops on Robson Street.
In the winter Robson Square has an ice skating rink.