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Gastown

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Address: Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-683-5650
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful...

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

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Nice place to walk and dine

I suggest going here at dusk to see the lampposts at night. There are a number of good places to eat in this area such as the Water St Cafe and the Flying Pig. Souvenir shops are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hiking around historic Gastown rewards you with interesting shops, great spots for lunch or supper,(Porto), and a good slice of turn of the century Vancouver. Fine way to spend a few hours.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good to walk down once during your trip. The restaurants are bit pricey but theres the "flying pig" thats very popular. The Steam Clock in Gastown is pretty cool to see. (One of those things you "have" to see but not much to it) but walking down the streets alone was an enjoyable experience.

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Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I suggest going here at dusk to see the lampposts at night. There are a number of good places to eat in this area such as the Water St Cafe and the Flying Pig. Souvenir shops are plentiful in the area, but there are some hidden gems.

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Thank mpolinuk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I strolled through Gastown yesterday, and enjoyed the window shopping. We went into a few stores, admiring the often quirky charm of the often offbeat merchandise.Even in the cold and rain, the trip was fun, and we look forward to visiting again.

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Thank Jeff W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gastown never disappoints! The down part is there is very limited parking! And you cannot park longer than a couple hours, you cannot renew your parking. But good variety of stores and restaurants.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking around later at night with my husband I wasn't worried but this would be uncomfortable alone or just with a group of girls. Shops closed by 8:00 pm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Each time I'm in Vancouver a have to take a walk to Gastown. There is a special atmosphere there. It's calm and lively at the same time. I would recommend reading about the history of Gastown because it holds many interesting facts. Have fun 😊

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited at nighttime. Very pretty with the lights twinkling. The best thing by far was the steam clock, very cool... We were there for 1800 and got a great video of the steam clock doing its thing. Brought a few souvenirs but didn't eat here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastown is an old part of Vancouver and is very scenic, especially the steam clock which must be the most photographed structure in Vancouver. It offers quirky shops and wonderful restaurants and is a must see if visiting the city.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gastown is one of the best in Vancouver .. it's the old face of Vancouver, when you go there you will think that you are at another city, another culture, absolutely you will be in love with this place ..

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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 Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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