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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” (852 reviews)
“gassy jack” (136 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (159 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 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed walking through the cobble streets of Gastown. Great shops, restaurants, and bars. Visited during the day and found it safe and full of people walking in the streets. Parked in a parking garage on Cordova without any problems. Loved it!

Thank Mercy A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Only a short walk from the centre, Gastown is a district with alot of character. From the lamp posts to the steam clock, it has lots to see but between Chinatown and Gastown it is really run down and not a tourist area.

Thank Pat_Floyd_9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants and shops if you like to shop or just need a few souvenirs. Can get crowded but only a short walk from waterfront hotels. Check out the steam clock while you are there.

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 2 days ago

We kept coming back to Gastown as had a fantastic atmosphere and good range of pubs, restaurants and nightlife. Can be a bit seedy in the day, but comes alive at night.

Thank mystic-merkin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderfully funky downtown area near the waterfront that is older part of the city. Neat restaurants and streets that make the area feel like it is more european than north american. Lots of choices here to explore and to visit.

Thank LShank2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gastown is refurbished older area of Vancouver and well worth a wander round. Its not far from the main shopping areas of downtown area. The steam clock is interesting. There are some interesting buildings and the streets are pretty and tree lined. Be aware that...More

Thank Linda_Northern
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The main street has beautiful buildings, but DO NOT WALK in the surrounding streets!!!! It is full with junkies.... the worst thing we have ever seen in Vancouver. It is a complete shame for a touristic area... We went with our kids and walked to...More

Thank alonsomarysol
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a super cute historic district. Lots of cute shops and restaurants. Definitely fun to walk through and enjoy!

Thank Tavia W
Reviewed 3 days ago

this is a very historical and famous site downtown Vancouver. a must see for all tourists. be sure to put this on your 'to do list' when visiting.

Thank _samlamb37
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really great shopping, ice cream and coffee shops. The kids had fun at the steam clock and we shopped till we dropped.

Thank Deborah G
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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Is this a good place to visit on a Sunday afternoon? Is it too busy? Do shops close early? Thank You!
25 June 2017|
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Response from Revyblonde | Reviewed this property |
Sunday afternoon is great. Shops may close a little earlier but generally everything will be open unless it's a public holiday. Enjoy!!
Where is the best place to park your car when visiting gastown?
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
We (4 of us) our coming to Vancouver in August and are looking at booking accommodation. I have read mixed reviews about the safety of staying in Gastown and being out and about at night. How true is this and would you recommend Gastown as a place to stay. Thanks in advance - shauna from Australia
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