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The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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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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Reviewed today

Just got back with my wall plate, different one chose, guy who served me switched them. NOT HAPPY as back in UK too late now. Not impressed!!

Thank ChrisH6648
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a good place, with some restaurants (definitely go to The Old Spaghetti Factory) and local artists, but compared to the others attractions of the city, this is indeed just regular. Go there, complete the check list, and go enjoy other places.

Thank Augusto B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the neighborhood while in Vancouver for the first time. It was fun shopping and looking at the unique stores. Of course getting pictures of Gassy Jack and the Steam Clock were a must. We ate at Vera’s burgers and enjoyed our burgers. A...More

Thank Aservies
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of shops and restaurants. A wonderful place to spend a few hours. The apron shop and the broom shop are two places to visit. A number of restaurants from pricey to inexpensive as well as an indoor market featuring fresh foods, souvenirs and nibbles....More

Thank tahoeed
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place to amble along looking at the world around. Lots of touristy shops. Plenty of places to eat and drink. The clock is very popular. Constant beggars are a nuisance.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were here almost everyday when we were in Vancouver. It is a very nice area with a lot of restaurants and shops. We loved walking around here.

Thank Kymixx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sadly I found Gastown to be a disappointment. There are some good bars and restaurants within the area, but sadly other than the steam clock and statue of Gassy Jack I didn't find much to show of its past history.

Thank 09Bear
Reviewed 5 days ago

The City has done a good job over the years with bricks and old iron and the steam clock and store fronts. Great place for a stroll thru the past. But just about everything you might buy is overpriced and available elsewhere in the City...More

Thank Clark C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked from the Pan Pacific hotel to the area. It was a pleasant walk even with light rain falling. We were fortunate to be at the steam clock when it announced the hour. It is a great area with many good shops and restaurants....More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed Gastown with its many shops and fascinating history. Learn about “Gassy Jack” and see his statue. Also the famous steam clock is located along Water St, the main part of Gastown. This area is an essential component of any visit to Vancouver.

Thank Ractliffe
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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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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
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