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The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
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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 via mobile

We went to visit Gastown, a little place with lots of small stores bars and restaurants. We had drinks and dinner and enjoyed the vapor clock

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank monsyg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gastown is a fun area to visit in Vancouver. There is tons of great live music all over-- make sure you check it out. Of course, the steam clock is worth a quick 5min visit, but watch where you walk. Basically, the area is really...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Irishdudeguy88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a quite interesting place. Too many homeless around. Saw lots of syringes lying around on the footpath. The smell of urine was quite bad. Yes it has some history but not woryh going there.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank regkwas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A quick walk thru gas town. The steam clock goes off on the hour, so time your visit. Don't stray from the main street as lots of homeless people are just outside the vicinity.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank chrisMnewsouthwales
Reviewed 3 days ago

Out of Waterfront Station, turn left and Water Street is not far away. Steam Clock is the first attraction. Keep going and on the same side there is a restaurant The Old Spaghetti Factory. We had lunch there and were impressed. A must for dining....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 義雄 周
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Vancouver City Centre is glitzy and extravagant. For a balanced view you must also visit Gastown. It’s a bit down-at-heal, but it is authentic!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Brian O
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have read reviews from others about the beauty and appeal of Gastown and I was disappointed. Vancouver is not a large city and areas run into one another and I felt I had to be aware of where I was walking. Gastown is a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank R1chardN
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have time, stroll along to the Gastown section of Vancouver. Old and new buildings abound here and there are two many to mention. The "gas clock" of course is only one.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kairnet
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only a few blocks long. Steam clock located on Water street. Lots of shops for souvenirs. Busy with pedestrians and car traffic.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank maritimeramman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The spot is historic but jammed with tourists and shops catering to such. We watched the Steam Clock go off and then left. Rogers Chocolate is worth a stop, however!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CleopatraBunny
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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 JPG967 | Reviewed this property |
The flying pig is the way 2 go
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
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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