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“quaint”
Review of Gastown

Gastown
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$161.51*
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting
Ranked #21 of 349 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
alexandria
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“quaint”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a lovely little part of Vancouver Gastown is. Had a lovely meal in The Old Spaghetti Factory. If you like loose tea then David's teas is a must to bring some home with you. Lovely helpful young chap who served us. Not rushed and new his teas. The shops were great, best part of Vancouver. Several souvenir shops and specialised shops. You will not be disappointed with this district.The history attached to it was good. Loved the steam clock.

Visited October 2013
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København, Danmark
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“Love this place”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

The old Gastown area in Vancouver is incredible, I loved this area of Vancouver. And there is this little cafe that had the best cheesecake I ever tasted.

It is a place worth taking your time to visit.

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A Neighbourhood Full of Diversity”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Gastown is a pretty diverse neighbourhood. Souvenir shops galore in one area, then further down lots of arty stores. Don't wander too far around East Hastings street though as it is a very rough neighbourhood. There are some great eateries in Gastown and good coffee too - if you're from Sydney, it has a similar feel to Newtown. The fairy lights in the trees at night make it really pretty and you can't go to Gastown without seeing the Steam Clock.

Visited April 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Galleries and souvenir shops”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Gastown is an interesting area to walk around. There are a few galleries and many souvenir shops. There are many cafes. The steam clock is interesting. The main street is treelined.

Visited September 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Some parts were really cute, but...”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

don't plan to stay the whole afternoon or anything. Lots of touristy souvenir shops, some cute clothing stores, etc. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just not what it was built up to be. Also the area just next to it was really strange, seems clearly it's better just to stay right in the main zone. We did find a nice spot to eat, and there were several to choose from.

Visited September 2013
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