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“souvenir shops”(249 reviews)
“gassy jack”(199 reviews)
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 3 days ago via mobile

We strolled along , and admired the gastown clock and steaming away the steam, the world's first steam powered clock keeps whistling. This one is the highlight of Gastown, arty stores one we admired was a shoe shop, restaurant with funny names like the flying...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice for a walk, good variety of stores to buy souvernies, steam clock is the best. This is a public and free attraction.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastown is a really great piece of Vancouver history and it is easy to get to by downtown and the cruise ship terminal. My only reservation, as a Vancouverite, is that it is so close to a really nasty part of Vancouver and I would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank makingmemories585
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took about two hours to stroll thru the wonderful cobblestone streets, hip retail fashion stores, restaurants, coffee shops, artisan jewelers clothing & accessories stores and enjoyed picking up some chocolates from Rogers and souvenirs from a few shops in AWESOME Gastown!!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeggyRichmond_Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss this special street! A bit touristy but nice souvenirs shops and shopping and plenty restaurants to choose from. Just nice to walk down the street from Canada Place. Enjoy the steam clock as well!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Delnyon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular destination for both tourists and locals. Many nice restaurants. Walking distance to SkyTrain.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamesc898989
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastown used to be a local hangout but no longer is. Its nice to visit for tourists if only to get a superficial impression of Vancouver. Years ago there were a number of interesting restaurants and night clubs but now theres only a few restaurants...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nobchen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the original areas of Vancouver, it is a heritage area with amazing pubs, restaurants and shops-full of atmosphere and cobblestone!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Loriberketa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee shops and boutique shops aplenty. For an array of lesser known brands this is the place to be. Have a mooch, take photos of the steam clock, and spend some money.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cloud_Matt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Vancouver and every time we can, my husband and I enjoy walking in Gastown. Don’t miss the steam clock and quite often, you might see film shooting as many movies are made in Gastown.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Isabelle_VcBC
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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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2 November 2018|
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Response from TruthfulTraveler1964 | Reviewed this property |
You asked about where to eat in Gastown. There are a lot of choices and it depends upon what you are looking for. I suggest you check other reviews and walk the neighbourhood to check the menus. You can't go wrong with... More
25 June 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
10 October 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