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Gastown

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Address: Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
Phone Number: 604 683 5650
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful...
The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
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Eye Appeal, clean, neat, trees abound.

We worked this section from East to West, past a number of eateries and souvenir type shops. Just off the main drag we found a nice spot for lunch, overlooking Vancouver Harbor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Rockville, Maryland, United States

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Monson, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love the ambiance of Gastown. We strolled the streets and window shopped. I would have liked to do the underground, but we didn't have the chance.

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Midland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What an interesting area--good shops, good restaurants, the steam clock. The trees and historic buildings add to the charm of the area

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Spent a couple of hours wandering - saw the steam clock, ate in the trolley at the Old Spaghetti Factory and enjoyed it all in the rain! Yes, even in the rain it's a fun place to visit - lots of fun little stores to wander through.

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Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of foods, shops, bars.. Great at night for those who like a quiet or party area. Lots of History hear, and very clean, nice folks around as well

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Walk 10 minutes or so from the downtown high rises and you find yourself in Gastown, an area, that although obviously still right in the mix of the city, feels more like the suburbs. Nice mix of shops and restaurants. The clock is cool and worth seeing in action although it may be a smidgen overhyped.

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Levis, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place with restaurants and shops. Steam clock is in Gastown. Love the red brick of the buildings.

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We worked this section from East to West, past a number of eateries and souvenir type shops. Just off the main drag we found a nice spot for lunch, overlooking Vancouver Harbor. An interesting steam-driven clock hoots every 15 minutes. Suitable for couples, family, friends, solo, or even business. Bathrooms may be available at place where you purchase.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Gastown has retained some of Vancouvers earliest buildins. now transformed into cafes, restaurants and interesting shops. it also freatures the Steam Clock and a statue of Gassy Jack.

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Cumbria, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Turn left out of Canada place and you'll soon be in Gastown. The main feature seems to be the steam powered clock on the corner of the street. You can see the inner workings and it chimes now and again (although we weren't there long enough to hear it). Just look for the small crowd with the cameras! Once again,... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is the place to have a nice walk and a nice meal. Recommend the Old Spaghetti Factory. The steam clock is nice and deserves a photo shoot.

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Address: Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
Phone Number: 604 683 5650
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown

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