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“gassy jack”(232 reviews)
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The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
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Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
+1 604-683-5650
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed walking around the narrow streets of Gastown. Lots of charming older buildings with character. Numerous pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops. I arrived via public bus (#19) which dropped me off a block or two from the heart of Gastown. Be sure to check out...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed yesterday

Gastown is the oldest part of Vancouver and full of history. Lots of shops, restaurants and cool cobblestone sidewalks. There is also a steam powered clock that still works. Plan on spending a while there to see everything.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SandyMac1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Made the trip to see the steam clock. Had a nice lunch at the Local brew house and did some souvenir shopping. Couldn’t help notice the homeless and junkies on the street.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank steilicious
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visted during this part of Vancouver for shopping at unuaual outlets including Army abd Navy ...unusual choices of eating places in an unusual part of Vancouver ...many vistors include tourists.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BCHMervin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not so safe to walk around if you are not familiar with the area. We were quite shocked to see so many people in one place..

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MeiLin W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was one the first neighborhood in Vancouver and the building have this architecture. There are many stores to buy gifts and greats restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 772janainab
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gastown is a really quaint area full of boutique shops and cafes. Very atmospheric to have a coffee and watch the world go by. The steam clock is a must...! Very close to the area is the Vancouver Lookout, an observation deck with unparalleled views...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Toni R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to visit Gastown, a little place with lots of small stores bars and restaurants. We had drinks and dinner and enjoyed the vapor clock

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank monsyg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gastown is a fun area to visit in Vancouver. There is tons of great live music all over-- make sure you check it out. Of course, the steam clock is worth a quick 5min visit, but watch where you walk. Basically, the area is really...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Irishdudeguy88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a quite interesting place. Too many homeless around. Saw lots of syringes lying around on the footpath. The smell of urine was quite bad. Yes it has some history but not woryh going there.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank regkwas
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A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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November 2, 2018|
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Response from JPG967 | Reviewed this property |
The flying pig is the way 2 go
June 25, 2017|
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Response from albertsebastian | Reviewed this property |
We visited on Sunday late morning, it wasn't too busy except for the nice coffee shops. Not sure of other shops, a few were open. Great place to walk around and see a different view of the city away from the modern... More
October 10, 2016|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
I walked everywhere I went but from what I remember there are parking garages and onstreet meters. If you don't mind footing it a bit you might be able to park for free at Stanley Park and walk into gastown,it's about a... More