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Gastown
Vancouver Top 2 in Urban Attractions

4.4/5
421 Reviews
Town
Liked by 26
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Gastown Vancouver, BC
Official website: https://gastown.org/
Phone: +1-604-6835650

What people are saying:

Great to watch the steam clock stike on the hour. Loads of good tourist shops and places to eat here.

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  • KarenF446
    KarenF446
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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    A short stroll should do it

    Nice to walk around during the day, but in the evening it gets a bit dicey. And stay near the hub... too close to Hastings Street and you'll feel the socio-economic shift.

    Reviewed on /Date(1603346151000+0800)/
  • V591TUkenm
    V591TUkenm
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    Welfares

    Allot of welfares live here, just look for the big red W! It was once Woodwards Department Store, now it stands for Welfare bums!!!

    Reviewed on /Date(1602875458000+0800)/
  • FlyAtNight
    FlyAtNight
    Toronto
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    Not impressed at all

    Perhaps it was because our visit was on a rainy weekday evening, but I was underwhelmed by Gastown. Most of the stores were closed, except for a few selling souvenirs. Many restaurants were closed,...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602292004000+0800)/
  • SnehMaria
    SnehMaria
    Singapore, Singapore
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    Way too many homeless people. Honestly they creep me, if you are okay with them, there are couple of good places to sit. One is right next to the gas clock.

    Reviewed on /Date(1602232527000+0800)/
  • twinkletoes5477
    twinkletoes5477
    Prince George
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    Very disappointed

    Such a beautiful area with a lot of history however, the morning we visited was a disappointment. The streets were very pungent. They smelled very strongly of urine. There were many people sleeping on...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600416319000+0800)/

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Introduction

Don’t be put off. It’s not what you’re thinking… the namesake of this historic district at the northeast end of Vancouver’s downtown was "Gassy" Jack Deighton… and no, it’s not what you’re thinking. “Gassy” was a barkeep and Yorkshire seaman who came to Vancouver with $6, his native wife, and a yellow dog. He started the area’s first saloon in 1867, back when “gassy” meant talkative. Today, this area is a delightful mix of old architecture and a modern social and business scene. You’ll find hip boutiques and cafés in this home of the famous Gastown Steam Clock. The district’s reputation as a favorite drinking spot continues at numerous trendy nightclubs. The cobblestone streets are home of the city’s biggest tech and media firms.
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