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Gastown

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” (1,205 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (219 reviews)
“gassy jack” (176 reviews)
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Waterfront between Granville and Main Sts. | North of Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2K7, Canada
Gastown
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"steam clock"
in 1,205 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 219 reviews
"gassy jack"
in 176 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
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"old spaghetti factory"
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"the flying pig"
in 49 reviews
"water street"
in 90 reviews
"gas town"
in 183 reviews
"interesting area"
in 42 reviews
"few blocks"
in 41 reviews
"walk around"
in 69 reviews
"art galleries"
in 45 reviews
"canada place"
in 95 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
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"downtown vancouver"
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"statue"
in 162 reviews
"tourists"
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Reviewed today

There isn't a lot for sightseeing in Vancouver in terms of culture - more the outdoors sight seeing - but this fills an afternoon. The cobblestone bricks and the gas powered clock make for pleasant walking. Some great places to eat and go vintage shopping...More

Thank James_Sawyerrr
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Reviewed today via mobile

Easy to walk along the busy sidewalks and enjoy the many local shops, bars and restaurants. It’s an easy walk from the Sky Train.

Thank retiredandtraveling5
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Reviewed yesterday

There isn't a lot for sightseeing in Vancouver in terms of culture - more the outdoors sight seeing - but this is a must see. The cobblestone bricks and the gas powered clock make for great photo opportunities. Some great places to eat and go...More

Thank jamescs1996
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of tourists here, but for good reason! Many shops, restaurants in this charming part of Vancouver. A must see is the steam clock...great place to just walk around and enjoy.

Thank Mathtchr1
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a couple of hours walking round Gastown. We visited Steamworks brewery which was great and ate at Momo sushi which offered fantastic sushi at a great price. Lots of gift shops

Thank lucysquance
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We may have gone at the wrong time (dusk/evening) but this was not a comfortable place to walk with the family. We live in cities and are used to places not being great. However we could not see the appeal for a tourist here. Lots...More

Thank rutikazooty
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a Neighborhood in Vancouver that is near Canada Place and the Convention Center. I just want to say that this is a really lovely neighborhood, with of course the steam clock but also lovely gift shops and small restaurants. It is a very...More

Thank Tycho L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped at a few breweries to try some local beers. Nice coffee shops and close to the city centre or Chinatown. A fun place to explore!

Thank Helie1992
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes it's a little gritty, but it is filled with lovely architecture and unique shops and restaurants. Great walkable neighborhood, next to downtown, historic.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting gas town was on our list of "things to do" in Vancouver. Apart from souvenir shops cafes and shops, it did not have buzz. The place was pretty with hanging pots. But nothing spectacular

Thank Dilchi
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Gastown
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
...More
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Bbborelli1
26 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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TouchDown
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
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miller1064
2 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
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