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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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Gastown - Vancouver BC

This was a great place to visit, lots of great shops, and sight seeing to be dobpne by any visitor. Great shops and rstraurants and bars.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved walking through town and window shopping. Cool boutiques with unique furnishings, clothing and SHOES!!! Also great dining options, some with outdoor seating. Great for people watching. Go watch the steam clock!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took a free walking tour (tourguys.ca) through Gastown and got interesting facts about the area. Had lunch in one of the local pubs which was recommended by the guide - very delicious!

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Thank Kathy K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must when in Vancouver. The restaurants are good and the food impeccable, a good choice of pubs as well, we went to the Black Frog which opens till 2am staff are friendly and it is in a good position for exploring, the gas clock is good and goes off every half hour the workmanship of the clock... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never saw a steam driven clock before. This neiborhood is unique with shops ranging from souveniers to high line jewelry. many many restaurants to choose from. Clen safe and cool place to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great place to visit, lots of great shops, and sight seeing to be dobpne by any visitor. Great shops and rstraurants and bars.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Famous with its antique shops, folkloric galleries and restaurants. There is even a steam clock to see.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great part of Vancouver with lots of shops for souvenirs, food, catching the Hop on Hop Off Trolley or bus, or driving there yourself. Interesting array of unusual trinkets to take home with you.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly worth the walk, lots of bars & restaurants & interesting buildings. Really gives Vancouver some soul.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Youll find: great local shops, tons of restaurants, and cafes, and the unique Steam Clock. Even if you're not in the mood to shop, it's a colorful place to people watch.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This part of Vancouver is a must see. The small shops and restuarants are amazing. It is very commercialised but this is to be expected with the amount of tourists that are there every day. The only down side is the amount of homeless people around the area

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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.