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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
Fee: No
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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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 4 days 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 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gastown is a historic neighborhood in Vancouver. You'll know it by the narrow, cobblestone streets. There are many pubs, restaurants, boutiques, and souvenir shops in Gastown. It's worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful old part of Vancouver with nice trendy restaurants. Lovely cobblestone streets and a steam clock that gives a burst of steam on the 1/2 hour. Very cool. It's a very nice area and a great city walk. Warning though, one turn and you can quickly find yourself in an area with a high concentration of addicts and homeless... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is close to a shady area, Gastown itself is great. Lots of galleries and quirky shops and restaurants. Cool cobbled streets and gas clock.

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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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