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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
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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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Trendy meets heritage

The Gassy Jack statue and the chiming steam clock are just two of the popular touristy icons in Gastown. The varied heritage buildings house many styles of studios, shops... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This area is on the hop on hop off bus. Many eateries and shops. The gas clock is amazing when is stricks most unusual. This attracts many people to the area. There is great history to the whole region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was probably my favourite place to visit in Vancouver! Everything is packed in together and easy to walk.Every building looks like a postcard picture. The steam clock is a must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Gassy Jack statue and the chiming steam clock are just two of the popular touristy icons in Gastown. The varied heritage buildings house many styles of studios, shops, eateries and coffee places. Though dominated by tourism, this is a real lived in neighbourhood where residences include converted lofts and live work spaces. The high end and the low end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great little historic district with architectural and historic interest. Great character and charm and lots of places for eating and browsing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The most cosy part of Vancouver, old buildings, the steam clock is really gorgeous. Many souvenir shops that take you to handicraft and art of the whole Canada.

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On the recommendation of a local shop owner, I had dinner at L'Abattoir. Fabulous choice. The bartender was a real craftsman and introduced me to a scotch based drink that I loved, Blood and Sand. The halibut entree was prepared to perfection and was served like a work of art. I enjoyed the whole experience including excellent and personable service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

lots of lovely shops and plenty of restaurants, a must see when in Vancouver, the old steam clock is beautiful and a main attraction of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped to see the gas town clock go off at noon. Lots of restaurants and shops to see. I will be back again soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not that I stayed but a bike race sounded like a lot of fun. The road was closed off which meant no cars! A hub of eateries, shopping and people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We hopped off the hop on/off bus at this stop on a Monday. It wasn't too crowded. The steam clock puts on a show every 15 minutes and it is neat to see and hear. While in the area we found reasonable priced souvenirs even though I had heard this was a pricey area. We ate at the Old Spaghetti... More 

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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 Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.