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“gassy jack”(188 reviews)
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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All reviews steam clock souvenir shops gassy jack cobblestone streets old spaghetti factory the flying pig water street gas town tourist area interesting area few blocks walk around art galleries canada place hop on hop off bus downtown vancouver statue
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gastown Evening Views. It was late in the evening. at around 17:00pm!The sky was turning dark!It's a charming walking street in the city!

Thank Mannicheng
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This neighborhood is a nice walk in Vancouver. Lots of restaurants, pubs and cafes. The architecture is very pretty too.

Thank carlosbbh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gas town offers a variety of food, drink & shopping experiences. Independent shops and small art gallery shops cater to higher-end shopping as well as a sprinkling of tourist shops.

Thank stephoto
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the 'must see' neighbourhood while in Vancouver. The old buildings and cobblestone streets remind me of small town Europe or Boston's Beacon Hill. There are many unique shops offering clothes, shoes, home decor, furniture etc. It is nice to be able...More

Thank IzzyEdmonton
Reviewed 4 days ago

Vancouver is a cultured place with lots of different things to do and see, including, Gastown. Some of my family and I (group of 7) just felt like walking around and site seeing. We decided on Gastown, which I fully suggest! we had a great...More

Thank jessharp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Gastown to find a place to eat, as we were staying nearby. The restaurants are kind of pricey, but they say Vancouver in general is expensive.

Thank cathy g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice area to walk around and get souvenirs. Lots of local items and most shops had decent variations of stuff, not same stuff at each one for the most part. Good selection of restaurants. Make sure to stop and see the steam clock, that was...More

Thank loans4u7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see in Vancouver. Visit the steam lock for sure. The best show is at the top of the hour or lesser show on the 15s. Great variety of dining, nightlife and great souvenir shops.

Thank jamescT9787VF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss the steam clock! Lots of shops and specialties to see. Also lots of food and juice options. Nice way to spend a couple of hours in downtown Vancouver.

Thank rhyrus
Reviewed 1 week ago

After the Great Fire, Vancouver was rebuilt with bricks, rock and mortar in the late 1800's. The only place to view any of Vancouver's original buildings is around the Gastown area of the city. Start at the Historic CPR Train Terminal (now Waterfront Station) at...More

Thank bksmith2017
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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 TruthfulTraveler1964 | Reviewed this property |
You asked about where to eat in Gastown. There are a lot of choices and it depends upon what you are looking for. I suggest you check other reviews and walk the neighbourhood to check the menus. You can't go wrong with... More
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