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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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I recommend staying at this facility, but definitely NOT COMPLETING ANOTHER QUESTIONNAIRE. Please accept my earlier comments and let it go at that

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I recommend staying at this facility, but definitely NOT COMPLETING ANOTHER QUESTIONNAIRE. Please accept my earlier comments and let it go at that

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of restaurants and shops line the sweet main street of Gastown (Water street) - And of course everyone will tell you to stop and look at the old steam clock. Lots of tourist in this area

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Gastown is beautiful at night with the street lights and trees lit up. Tons of shopping and restaurants for many blocks. We enjoyed the Forbidden Vancouver tour of Gastown and learned about the early beginnings of this quaint village.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice area for bars and restaurants in downtown Vancouver. It was walking distance from our hotel. Be mindful as some of the fringe parts of this section of the city are a little "rough". Should not be a problem if you are in a group.

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Calw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A nice place for strolling and probably for eating too (I didn't, but everything looked very nice). Famous steamwatch, cool, but very busy with tourists. But then, that's what we are, tourists, right? ;)

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Walked into Gastown in the evening, while street lights are up, glowing in amber-colored hues, the town is an antique entirely by itself. Irish-pubs lined up by the street, hidden in the shades of the dark trees. Noises are coming out from every open door, reflecting on the cobblestoned walk ways. I felt like walking in a European town, back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the steaming clock on your trip here as you take in the history of the area plenty of shops and eateries too

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to shop! Lots of fantastic bargains. A must see to stop at the steam clock, chimes beautifully each hour.

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The street is filled with tourist shops and cafes/restaurants. The steam clock is interesting and worth reading the plaques. The road has been paved to resemble cobbles of old I guess. We were accosted several times by beggars and homeless. I am surprised Vancouver allows this in a tourist area, as it became annoying. If you are looking for souvenirs,... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit, lots of activity and good shopping, Lots of native art galleries and great pubs. Just a note of caution, it is obvious that there are large numbers of drug users and street beggars in this are, don't walk alone at night.

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