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Gastown

Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
+1 604-683-5650
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The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam clock” (891 reviews)
“gassy jack” (141 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (167 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
Gastown
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+1 604-683-5650
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our hotel was near Gastown so we spent a lot of time in the district shopping and eating. Very attractive and well kept.

Thank TravlingE
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed note far from here. It was fun to walk through in the early morning when there were fewer tourists and get coffee, then return later in the day and the place was full of energy and merriment.

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On our first day in Vancouver we strolled down to the waterfront and then onto Gastown. It's a quaint and historical area but there are lots and lots of souvenir shops as well as eateries so once you have been into a couple there is...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this area several times and each time found something new. Being originally from the NYC area, the best comparison I have is to the West Village. Lots of unique shops, pubs and restaurants. Don't miss the steam clock perform on the hour.

Thank HarryEP
Reviewed 2 days ago

Two blocks of souvenir shops, a few bistros and a few galleries. Pleasant but not something that i would go back to.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There were way too many repetitive souvenir shops. Quite a few eateries. I would have liked more interesting boutiques

Thank Lv2TravelLK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to walk around, get drinks, food, shop and people watch. Visiting Vancouver stop by Gastown.

Thank knolting
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The places is nice, romantic, full of little stores and places to eat. A great places to walk around, have cofee or a beer. It has some nice souvenir stores.

Thank Drina K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Gastown on the hop on hop off buses and decided to visit one evening.Not disappointed on return and had a walk around and decided to eat at an Irish bar which was very Iively and well frequented. Food and drink was very good and...More

Thank chriskeeno52
Reviewed 4 days ago

We attended the Forbidden Tour of Gastown and loved it. We returned the next day to shop and loved the little shops, food and sweet treats. The only negative is the amount of beggars (street people) and druggies hanging around. The beggars can get quite...More

Thank lakers98
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Gastown
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
...More
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Bbborelli1
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
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TouchDown
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
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miller1064
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
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