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“gassy jack”(203 reviews)
The oldest commercial district in Vancouver, best known for its beautiful Victorian-style architecture.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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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 3 days ago

We strolled through Gastown on a Monday morning in mid-March so it certainly wasn't as vibrant and lively at this time of day/year as I imagine it would be at other times. There certainly are some unique one-off stores/restaurants/coffee shops worth visiting. There are also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gastown is worth a visit. It is a lively trendy part of Vancouver. There are many restaurants and shops to see. Not too far from The Classical Chinese Gardens And very near China town. The best thing to see in Gastown is the Old Steam...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank moloneythreasa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to experience some of the history and cultural experiences of Vancouver. Lost of nice dining and artistic stores. However, the homeless population is quite large and very evident.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I was in Vancouver my dad told me about the clock and then I went with him, I took some pictures

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FatBoy02
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gastown was a bit of a hike from our hostel, but it was definitely worth it! This district had, by far, the best shops that we encountered. There were not only souvenir shops but also boutique's as well (yes we are tourists and wanted souvenirs-...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank BlondeandOpinionated
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area to explore on foot. Old fashioned lanterns, lots of shops, cafes. The steam clock, the statue of Gassy Jack. From here a short walk to Chinatown.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Paula V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gastown is a great place to visit. Besides the famous steam clock, the shops nearby are great place to look for souvenirs.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank SHU LING K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've regularly visited gastown as it has the best cafes, coffee and food in Vancouver. Be sure to go check out the famous steam clock... Nemisis cafe has the best coffee and a really cool atmosphere, though can get very busy; Momo sushi is delicious,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank TheGravys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool neighborhood with plenty of cafes. Main attraction is a steam clock (3 in the world). Good starting point going to Stanley Park by foot

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 618sebasti_nb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take your picture with the old steam clock and your Gassy Jack's original neighborhood of the blue collar, working class original residents. Bars, shopping, night time entertainment now mixed with boutiques, coffee shops, a theater mall, and quaint stores of local items. If you like...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank drsherrycampbell
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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
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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