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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
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked around here one afternoon to check out the clock. I was a cute area with shops, restaurants, and coffee shops. There wer a lot of souvenier shops in the area too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TripVbarS
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gastown is rightfully a source of pride in Vancouver. It was rescued from the wrecking ball by conscientious citizens, but sadly it needs another dose of that kind of civic pride. Gastown is about a 4 square block area of buildings from the late 1900s....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gaston was a nice little walk from our hotel in Yaletown. Lots of neat shops and good restaurants. The waterfront is very pretty. Good way to spend 3-4 hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 702Vegasgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled through Gastown on a Monday morning in mid-March so it certainly wasn't as vibrant and lively at this time of day/year as I imagine it would be at other times. There certainly are some unique one-off stores/restaurants/coffee shops worth visiting. There are also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gastown is worth a visit. It is a lively trendy part of Vancouver. There are many restaurants and shops to see. Not too far from The Classical Chinese Gardens And very near China town. The best thing to see in Gastown is the Old Steam...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank moloneythreasa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to experience some of the history and cultural experiences of Vancouver. Lost of nice dining and artistic stores. However, the homeless population is quite large and very evident.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I was in Vancouver my dad told me about the clock and then I went with him, I took some pictures

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FatBoy02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gastown was a bit of a hike from our hostel, but it was definitely worth it! This district had, by far, the best shops that we encountered. There were not only souvenir shops but also boutique's as well (yes we are tourists and wanted souvenirs-...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank BlondeandOpinionated
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area to explore on foot. Old fashioned lanterns, lots of shops, cafes. The steam clock, the statue of Gassy Jack. From here a short walk to Chinatown.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Paula V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gastown is a great place to visit. Besides the famous steam clock, the shops nearby are great place to look for souvenirs.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank SHU LING K
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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
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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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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
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