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Gassy Jack

| Maple Tree Square, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Interesting history in Gastown, Vancouver

This statue commemorates the verbose owner of a bar in the early days of Vancouver, BC. The name... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Doctorj53
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Interesting

If you have the time, this seems to be a spot where a lot of people go to take a photo. Not the... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Xanerin
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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This statue commemorates the verbose owner of a bar in the early days of Vancouver, BC. The name of this neighborhood as Gastown is attributed to this well-known character. If touring Gastown, this is a prominent feature and provides background for this funky part of...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

If you have the time, this seems to be a spot where a lot of people go to take a photo. Not the best statue in the world, but I found it rather clever. Happy snap.

Thank Xanerin
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know the history behind gassy jack but it was worth the visit and time to read about him ! And it’s also in gas town which is a awesome place to visit !! Make sure you go here !

Thank Bridget R
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Gassy Jack is a statue of Gassy Jack near Water street - on the intersection, in Gastown. It's not a very flattering statue... But seemed to be very popular with lots of tourists having their pictures taken next to him...

Thank bl0ndie72
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

According to legend, this is the reprobate that Gastown (now Vancouver) was named after. British Columbia may never have had a town to rival Tombstone, AZ; but this little bit of history is about as close as we'll get. Note all the other touristy items...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a statue with observing. The statue of John "Gassy Jack" Deighton is located in the Gastown District, where Vancouver was born. Gassy Jack is considered the founder of Vancouver.

1  Thank WorldTravelers34
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The pictures scarcely do justice to the ugliness of the face of Gassy Jack. The skin almost seems to be peeling off in layers. Not sure whether this was intended or not by the artist.

1  Thank david n
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

If your passing gas town then worth tracking down Gassy Jack and the Gas Clock. An interesting piece of history and a good story.

1  Thank emtrey
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is one of the iconic locations in the gastown area, noticed that everyone has to take a selfie when they meet around this statue.

1  Thank sashakeena
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Worth a look if in gastown too see a bit of history. One of the colorful characters who pioneered this part of Vancouver. Worth a look and snap a pic. Great area on a warm evening with lots to see and do.

1  Thank LLHH
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