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Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
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Gastown Walking Food Tour
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The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam clock” (1,090 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (200 reviews)
“gassy jack” (159 reviews)
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Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked into Gastown at different times. Day time for photo shots of historical buildings and at night to see the steam clock in action

Thank wazza53
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hipster town of Vancouver, we spent a few hours exploring the trendy shops and had lunch at one of the pubs. Definitely a trendy part of town to explore.

Thank Althea M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were actually staying on the edge of gastown and enjoyed browsing around. There’s some good restaurants and bars here, but it’s also nice to just walk around in the oldest parts of the city

Thank Nadine H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a unique reclaimed part of the city offering good restaurants eg. Jules and Water Street Cafe and many interesting places to shop. The steam clock chiming every hour is a tourist "must". Fun to visit and gives the city a "flavour" you would...More

Thank 15ann250
Reviewed 5 days ago

Start at Waterfront station . Best to avoid Main and Hastings but don't be shy to consider Rail Town over on Alexander.

Thank akkeri
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just stroll around this love place with it´s old houses, bars, Restaurants and many Shops. One of the Tourist attractions in Downtown

Thank StefanBa79
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love this area of Vancouver - delicious food and old town feel. Nice for a stroll on the cobblestone!

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area to visit has original steam clock and lots of eateries to choose from, easy walk from city area.

Thank 708noelc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastown is filled with nice shops, attractions like gassy jack and the steam clock, and inviting coffee shops. During my trip, the people in the area was very friendly and was happy to take some photos for me.

Thank _Angie_Webz_
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Vancouver for a week and this was one of my favorite place. There are restaurants, bars and souvenir shops. Great place to spend a couple of hours when you’re visiting Vancouver.

Thank bloodbubble
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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25 June 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
10 October 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
1 March 2016|
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Response from chocolateaddicted | Reviewed this property |
Gastown is in the city centre of Vancouver, close to the congress centre and to many restaurants and shops. In case of big events it's plenty of policemen and people are hanging around till late. Forse sure it's a safe area... More