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Gastown

Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
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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” (1,133 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (214 reviews)
“gassy jack” (168 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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"steam clock"
in 1,133 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 214 reviews
"gassy jack"
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"old spaghetti factory"
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"water street"
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"gas town"
in 176 reviews
"interesting area"
in 43 reviews
"few blocks"
in 41 reviews
"walk around"
in 66 reviews
"art galleries"
in 44 reviews
"canada place"
in 86 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
in 40 reviews
"downtown vancouver"
in 73 reviews
"statue"
in 150 reviews
"tourists"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked there not really knowing what we would find. We found a few restaurants. One was a small deli ran by two older men. The deli had a great view of the bay. We also found some unique shops. Thou mostly found tourist shops,...More

Thank LiamtheCanadian
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very cheesy and tourist-y but in an entertaining enough way. The architecture does have loads of character and the steam clock is worth waiting to watch on the hour where it, uh, does its steamy thing like a sort of demented cuckoo clock. Beware, a...More

Thank The_Gastro_Gnome
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cablestones,steam clock nice shops,Excellent restaurants,Gastown has everything you need to enjoy some quality time

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The steam Clock is nice. And there are a few unique expensive shops around and some good coffee shops. But other than that it’s not much.

Thank Yvonne H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gastown is the old town area of Vancouver with a lot of unique shops and trendy restaurants. The best way to time it is right at dusk as all of the old street lamps are beginning to be lit. It’s very close proximity to Canada...More

Thank Lukic_Alexander
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun little area with plenty of food options and souivneer shops. Just be careful what streets you walk down as it can get rough quick with a full corner of junkies and homeless. About a 10-15 min slow walk back to Canada place from here

1  Thank Sj4220
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent area to take a night walk. Very vibrant and well lighted. Pretty close walking distance to many attractions during the day time.

Thank Garey R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Between all the shops and restaurants there is alot to see here. Many different types of food to try here and big variety of shops to buy reminders of Vancouver here.

Thank Blair R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gastown is an unique urban area, which reveals some of Vancouver early architecture. It's located between downtown and Chinatown, so one can easily visit them on the same day. On its main street - Water St. - there are good restaurants, such as The Old...More

Thank Luiz Francisco M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This part of town is so fun. Shops are nice, lots of food, and feels safe. We loved the skinny European Hotel building and the steam clock.

Thank shanelynne
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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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