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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 today via mobile

This part of Vancouver on the Burrard Inlet, is where Vancouver took birth. It is a testimony to the City Council who have maintained Gastown as one of the prettiest parts of the city. We visited in the evening and were charmed by the atmosphere-...More

Thank ashoke2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of great bars, gastown definitely has it's charm but much too crowded, pretty overrun by tourists

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 6 days ago

An interesting walk through Vancouver's best looking (in my opinion anyways) old street. Dont expect to spend countless hours there but the opportunities for pictures and drinks are there. A must see for tourists.

Thank JPG967
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have lived in Vancouver for over 50 years and for much of this time Gastown had a reputation with the locals as a tourist trap with just a few good restaurants. I was down there recently, with people from out of town and I...More

1  Thank TruthfulTraveler1964
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gas Town itself had a good vibe and plenty of souvenir shops and cafes etc for all ages. We were warned not to venture past the Gassy Jack statue by a tourist guide as the area becomes a little unsavoury so we heeded his advice...More

1  Thank Floyd1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is THE people place neighbourhood for tourists and more. Great vibe and eateries plus galleries. Stay along Water Street vicinity though- the area by east Hastings between Gastown and Chinatown (also interesting to visit) can be troublesome.

Thank TravelBugDiva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy ambiance, some talented buskers and lots of places to go to for food and drink. Taxis easily available to drop off and pick up. Well lite easy going atmosphere. Cool poster shop and great East Indian restaurant called the SITAR.

Thank June R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was quite a surprise for myself. I always thought places that looked like Gastown were something that tv and films made up to look like. It’s very pretty especially with the fairy lights with trees. The only thing I do say at night perhaps...More

Thank cfern1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family holiday visit for a few hours, which we enjoyed but left feeling that the area lacked something i.e. street entertainment, but this may have been due to mixed weather including rain showers. Welcoming, friendly and safe atmosphere with some nice shops which offered a...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gastown is an interesting, older section of Vancouver. It’s brick roads, lanterns, lights, building facades are all true to an older time. The steam clock is amazing to see. The shops are quaint with a variety of items from native art to tchotchkes, with price...More

Thank dledrew2014
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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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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
March 1, 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