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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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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” (976 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (187 reviews)
“gassy jack” (147 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

Gastown is a great area with restaurants and shopping. It does not have the typical shops like on Robson St, which is refreshing and fun. Check out the Steam Clock while in the area and walk down Water St.

Thank lmstrad83
Reviewed yesterday

Walk the streets that early pioneers did: experience Vancouver culture and tourism. Good restaurants and a fabulous steam clock.

Thank Yendel G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cobblestone streets, boutique shops, restaurants and the famous steam clock make for an enjoyable place to walk. There is lots to see and many choices for places to have a drink or grab a bite to eat. The steam clock gathers a crowd of photo...More

Thank Margaret A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not very charming. Mostly stores and restaurants, but no real "historical" sights. Unless you want to just shop and eat tab overpriced stores and restaurants , I would avoid Gastown. Also, lots of panhandling and undesirables.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday

The beginnings of what is modern day Vancouver, Gastown is a Mecca for tourists. It would seem that every other shop is a souvenir shop. The primary draw other then seeing where Vancouver began is the "Steam Clock" an ornate clock designed to attract tourists.

Thank rjaffe2017
Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch on a patio. Excellent restaurant. Walked forever in this area. Hit up the souvenir shops. Bought lots of gifts. Had supper at Steamworks.

Thank Vera D
Reviewed yesterday

Gastown has some very old buildings and the same is nice for artistic photos. Gas clock is a special place to be there and the town got its name because of this Gas clock.

Thank Ruwantha L
Reviewed yesterday

This place has some interesting history. Highlight is the steam clock which is well worth a look. The clock gets crowded so be patient when wanting a photo. Lots of souvenir shops as well.

Thank stephenwithaph2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting place to spend a couple of hours, its a historic part of the town with a really good feeling to it. Check out the bar just behind gassy jacks statue!

Thank Stevecr0ker
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gastown area was busy due to Ships/Cruises port just up the road. We went there a couple of time during the day and during the evening. Some great restaurants, went for lunch and dinner. The shops are great as well. As well the steam...More

Thank helen k
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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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
1 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