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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam clock” (844 reviews)
“gassy jack” (135 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (158 reviews)
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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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Reviewed yesterday

We always take visitors to see the steam clock or Gassy Jack statue from which Gas town got its name. There are plenty of eateries around and shopping nearby. Need interesting souvenirs to bring home? You will find plenty there and for a good price....More

Thank clairely2016
Reviewed yesterday

What a great, neat place to have lunch. The area was loaded with shops, pubs and taverns and was just an all around fun place to walk around.

Thank RB550SL
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Do the tourist thing and get your photo taken standing under the clock. Good shops, bars and restaurants.

Thank Revyblonde
Reviewed yesterday

A fun and interesting place to visit when in Vancouver and somewhere you will end up if going as a tourist. Lots of shops and places to dine

Thank Malachi W
Reviewed yesterday

Nice old buildings, good restaurants and views. Only a short walk from the Waterfront, but don't be in a hurry as this place is best experienced slow and steady with stops for interesting sights and food.

Thank albertsebastian
Reviewed 2 days ago

Vancouver - best place to live in the world? Pure propaganda, i have never seen so many homeless people and drug takers other. What makes it worse is that they are all quite agressive and constantly bothering you. It made us cancel an evening out...More

Thank WorldTravellerfromGB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're looking to rack up a handful of steps, and maybe stop in for a bite or a pint, then Gastown is a wonderful spot to get your fill. Although the streets can be congested, the beautiful brick patterns, lush flower pots, and boutique...More

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful old part of town with some great restaurants and shops. Don't miss the steam clock. However be aware some streets are a little dodgy with many homeless.

Thank James B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Site of the Steam Clock, Gassy jack and lots of gift shops. Great old town feel to it with nice coffee places. Also a good place to get not he hop on hop off bus. Get tot he clock on the hour, its worth it.

Thank MrsBaum
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful part of the city in a very fine neighborhood. There are shops, restaurants, small hotels and interesting attractions. It is a nice way to spend the afternoon or evening walking around and taking in the sights.

Thank blanche&milver
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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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TouchDown
Where is the best place to park your car when visiting gastown?
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
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miller1064
We (4 of us) our coming to Vancouver in August and are looking at booking accommodation. I have read mixed reviews about the safety of staying in Gastown and being out and about at night. How true is this and would you recommend Gastown as a place to stay. Thanks in advance - shauna from Australia
March 1, 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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LadyRosebud
We will be coming in on a cruise ship. Is there any way we can get to the hot springs by bus or other public transport for the day?
February 4, 2015|
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Response from trainfan2000 | Reviewed this property |
I assume you mean Harrison Hot Springs. It's about an hour and a half drive out of Vancouver to Chilliwack. It can be done by Greyhound bus and then connecting to the local transit system. Best is to rent a car and allow a... More
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