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Gastown

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Gastown
As featured in 3 Days in Vancouver and 6 other guides
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Address: Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
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+1 604-683-5650
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful...

The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.

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Shops, restaurants in an historic area!

We had so much fun browsing this area. The cool shops, restaurants, bars were so trendy. The famous Steam Clock was something I had looked forward to seeing. It did not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
traveljunkies87
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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some far thinking city planner prevented the forest of skyscrapers Vancouver has become from treading all over the original gas lit streets of Vancouver's oldest neighborhood. It is a pizza slice wedge of history fronted by charming stores and resteraunts and even though it has a heavy tourist flavor being right beside the cruise ship dock it still attracts the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visit Gastown whenever I am in town. The finest drinking establishments and creative eateries can be found here. Artisans abound. neighbourhood of energy and true West coast attitude.

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vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wander, explore lively restaurants, character buildings, wide variety of food. Pubs, shopping, very entertaining and enjoyable walk, find a coffee or dessert spot, people watch, enjoy the view

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had so much fun browsing this area. The cool shops, restaurants, bars were so trendy. The famous Steam Clock was something I had looked forward to seeing. It did not disappoint!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bar hopping, restaurants or shopping, this place is for you. I highly recommend to navigate the whole city center on foot ( we've done it all week long).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time walking thru this area of the city, there a a lot of local shops with quirky items other unique furniture stores and many places to eat and have a drink.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is good for have a casual walk, I know that the place is historically good, but not too many places to look forward, but they have good coffee shops and restaurants

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place for tourists to do souvenir shopping especially if you are first timer to Canada/Vancouver and reasonable priced stuff. Better to go daytime as you may feel bit uncomfortable as area is very close to our red district (you will see some homeless people asking for change etc but they are harmless and nothing to worry about). Getting better... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's an attractive area of the city, with some good restaurants and souvenir stores. Most of the shopping is boutique and quite expensive however. I'd probably only recommend it if you are staying in the area or are in Vancouver for an extended stay.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my third time to Gastown. Every time the homeless issue gets worse and worse. On this trip at 10 am a naked homeless man was beating up another man in the middle of the street. This went on for about 10 minutes, before the naked man ran off. 2 minutes later the police show up, but the fight... More 

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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 Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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