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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 2 days ago

Gastown is the place to visit if you happen to be in Vancouver. It is close to the Pan Pacific Hotel and Canada Place on the shore, and with lots of shops selling souvenirs and restaurants offering a variety of cuisine. The historic steam whistling...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Waheed K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Apart from the steam clock that is an engineering marvel, the rest of the area is extremely touristy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heartspunk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wandering around Gastown gives you a brilliant sense of what Vancouver used to look like. The steam clock is a must see. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Calgary425
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was the verg briefly but it was a very vibrant, lively part of town. Loads of bars, restaurants and places to hang out.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank phasmax
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice area to spend a few hours walking around and shopping. There are a nice variety of restaurants and shops.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jbouquot
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked from the downtown area. When you walk into Gastown there is a whole different vibe. It's older brick buildings are beautiful and well maintained. Steam Clock located in the heart was a great point of interest. At 4:15 it blew a short whistle....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Luvgoodfood H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel was on the edge of this neighbourhood (the excellent Victorian), and so this was our goto for eating out & coffee. Quaint cobbled streets and pretty streetlights and fairy lights. Interesting history & worth a look at the steamclock (try to see it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AtaFitGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful streets to walk, it is a must if you're visiting Vancouver and also recommended to buy some souvenirs and have a coffee

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marty_cheli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gastown is quite small and looks lovely if the weather is good. Unfortunately there is a lot of homeless people there and drug addicts who destroy this nice view. Good for walk if you are in Vancouver and there are relatively good restaurants there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marcinkp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastown is great to wander around browsing the shops and sightseeing. Make sure you find the steam clock on your travels as this is very unique.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kirsteen H
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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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November 2, 2018|
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Response from JPG967 | Reviewed this property |
The flying pig is the way 2 go
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