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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam clock” (1,089 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (199 reviews)
“gassy jack” (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

There are so many restaurants in Gastown it will be difficult to choose...pubs, sidewalk seating in the summer...lots of shops...different places to just look at, enjoy and buy... affordable prices for souvenirs and food. Plan for a few hours diversion and entertainment in this area

Thank Gmoeg
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an interesting place for a short stroll or longer. The myriad of shops and restaurants invite exploration. The historical significance has been retained, architecturally, where possible.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I first heard the history of this part of Vancouver when on the hop on hop off bus, then I found I could walk there from my hotel so returned and wandered some more. Lots of interesting buildings and shops, even found a Scottish Shop...More

Thank MaureenF760
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gastown is located very close to the city. One can easily spend 2 to 3 hours here taking beautiful pictures at this place. There are many choices of restaurants in Gastown. A great place to buy souveniers as there are lots of options and very...More

Thank snoopy73
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good quality shops with the famous clock but not in the best area for walking in and about. We saw it during day but wouldn’t have felt comfortable as much in dark if you don’t know the city

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 6 days ago

really looking forward to going here but felt letdown. A bit grotty unkempt and a large gathering of homeless/beggars who were a little persistent, did not feel too safe here. The Spaghetti Factory is good for a cheap fresh lunch but needs a good clean...More

Thank 17Charmaine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too many homeless, druggies to see it as anything but skid row. A waste of time. You won’t get mugged but nothing worth seeing, mostly losers and street people

Thank S W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastown has a unique feel. Cobble stone streets, unique shops of many kinds, fine restaurants, numerous souvenir stores and many other attractions. The most famous and photographed is the Steam Clock. Pretty well in the centre on Water Street at Cambie the clock continuously spews...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very underwhelming. Coffee, alcohol and food options were interesting but not as numerous nor inviting as expected. Falling behind bar districts in other cities. Plenty of beggars, scammers and drug use. Worth walking through during the day for a coffee but otherwise missable.

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during the afternoon. Fairly busy, but also very touristy. Some nice architecture as this where V'couver grew from

Thank thomas l
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