Gastown
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The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
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Tammi P
Colorado Springs, CO86 contributions
Jun. 2022
I had been here once as a child, but didn't really remember anything but the clock. Now I know why. That is the only thing to remember. I'm not sure what all the hype is. Thankfully, we were able to walk here from our hotel. The clock was fun, but the time is off. Other than that, I'm not sure what else there is to do.
Written November 21, 2022
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pramod J
Toronto, Canada157 contributions
Oct. 2022
The area around the steam clock was amazing for a night walk and if you are interested in pubs, you are lucky as there are few pubs around.
Written October 24, 2022
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MrsWYN-R
North Yorkshire, UK2,871 contributions
Sep. 2022
We had a local tour guide who brought us here to see the unusual steam clock that was very different and not seen anything like it before. Buildings are quaint and interesting and some nice shops.
Written October 17, 2022
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Karis
4 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
Please be aware of Vancouver’s ‘Skid Row’ on the surrounding streets near Gastown. A large population of homeless people who are openly using drugs. A very unsafe environment for tourists especially with children, and easily stumbled upon when using google maps to navigate.
Written October 15, 2022
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dillycurious
Kamloops, Canada33 contributions
Sep. 2022
The only highlight or the charm of Gastown is the Steam Clock. Then there're lampposts, apparently they're vintage. Other than that there's nothing to see.

Stick to Water Street and don't walk further down, just to be safe and avoid homeless and druggies.
Written October 4, 2022
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Sarah L
London, UK2,827 contributions
Jul. 2022
I really liked the vibe of Gastown- it was fun, quirky and a great place to go out for dinner. The heart of the district is the steam clock which attracts crowds at all hours but the main street offers a range of restaurant and bar options for all visitors.
Written September 29, 2022
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Pierre R
81 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Not much to see aside the steamclock . The clock is worth the short walk from downtown but the aside that I was not impressed by anything. It was sad also to see that many homeless young people.
Written September 20, 2022
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Rochelle V
Portland, OR2 contributions
Sep. 2022
Gas town is a mess, piles of trash, difficult parking and shops selling low quality garbage. I don't recommend it at all, waste of time. like a lot of big cities on the ewst coast down town this area is in shambles post Covid etc.

This used to a cute area, hope it gets cleaned up soon.
Written September 16, 2022
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Ann-Marie F
Harrisville, RI3 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
A very unique experience watching the clock build its steam and then release it through the whistles. Plays Westminster Chimes on the hour and half hour
Written September 13, 2022
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47SLS
Southampton, UK142 contributions
Sep. 2022
We walked it late afternoon and stuck to Water Street and didn’t walk further down than Maple Tree Square. There are some nice little shops selling locally made goods, a great shoe shop and other interesting places but a few selling tat. There are lots of eateries and coffee shops. There are also some very high end shops so it is quite a mix.. Our cycle guide lives there and spoke warmly of it and acknowledged the homelessness but said he treats them with respect and they don’t bother him.
It was OK but I wouldn’t want to wander far down or off the Main Street.
Written September 9, 2022
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