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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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Gastown Walking Food Tour
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The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam clock” (1,049 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (195 reviews)
“gassy jack” (154 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Looking for Vancouver souvenirs? This is the street where you can find every one imaginable. Bestto be outside by the steam clock at noon though so you can hear it play the full tune.

Thank JayEeeCee
Reviewed yesterday

We walked from our hotel downto Gastown. The old buildings were most impressive. Pleanty of places to eat and drink. The highlight for us was seeing the old Steam Clock. By accident but fortunately we arrived just before midday and sat watched and listened to...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of craft shops independent labels and excellent places to eat and drink. Nice coffee houses. Well worth a visit when in the city.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A little bit of Europe. Cobble stone streets and stores. Lot's of restaurants to choose from. It would be nice if they closed the streets off.but a fantastic place all the same.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Some nice shops/restaurants and bars and some of the architecture has been preserved very well. But more down and outs than I had expected in a tourist area and when we reached the end of the "nice" part and turned to go towards Chinatown, we...More

Thank EssexRon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved wandering around in Gastown. Other reviewers have mentioned the dangers of walking from here to Chinatown and i repeat the warnings. We did in fact see an individual injecting himself in a street between the two. We were on a car tour at the...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gastown is good for shopping, historical architecture, and is hip in an urban kind of way. Just thought I’d let my fellow travelers know that this is wear the Vancouver street people hang out - and it’s probably not as safe as other areas.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 4 days ago

On a sunny day, this is a nice neighborhood to walk around, with the cobblestone sidewalks, quaint stores and abundant restaurants -- and of course the famous Steam Clock (make sure to wait for any quarter-hour to hear the steam-chimes). From here, you can walk...More

Thank igal27
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cant miss it if in Vancouver. There is a steam clock that is not really a big deal but the neighborhood is fun and full of good restaurants.

Thank mbaudrand
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely to wander here after dark looking at the various sites (including the steam clock) and then stop for a bite to eat.

Thank kirstine2013
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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26 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
11 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
2 March 2016|
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Response from chocolateaddicted | Reviewed this property |
Gastown is in the city centre of Vancouver, close to the congress centre and to many restaurants and shops. In case of big events it's plenty of policemen and people are hanging around till late. Forse sure it's a safe area... More