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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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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 yesterday

This specific tour of Gastown was incredible. The tour guide was so friendly and informative. There were tastings and historical information along the way. The group of 12 was like a party. Each location we sat with someone new and heard of their travels and...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for dinner twice in Gastown and went back during the da to check out the shops as well. It's quite a nice part of Vancouver, young and buzzing. Well worth a visit

Thank Myra R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yes, we became those tourists who gather at the clock every 15 minutes, waiting for it to do its steam magic. It was worth being almost knocked over twice by those tourists who refused to put down their phones and consider others' views.

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Vancouver in May on a beautiful weekend and walked through Gastown on the way to dinner at Tuc. Some spots are great with pubs, shops and restaurants. But in between the nice spots there are some awful examples of urban and personal decay....More

Thank bigfishpk
Reviewed yesterday

Gastown is more or less where Vancouver was founded and has become a somewhat trendy/millennial neighborhood of shops and restaurants. The steam clock is interesting, but once it's steamed, it's just a clock. there are some quality stores (such as Hill's Native Arts) and tacky...More

Thank deepfreud
Reviewed yesterday

Took the hop on hop off bus. A great deal as you get to see the entire city and can then decide what to revisit.

Thank wgcarteriii
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gastown is a lot more than the Steam clock and tourist shops, although these seem to be the main focus for many. A bit of exploring lead to great cafes and bars, quirky shops and architecture with plenty of stories to tell. I couldn't find...More

Thank JanineManwaring
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate there one night and walked through one morning. Interesting area of the city. We were approached in the morning walk by a couple of people I would have said were drug addicts but I didn't feel unsafe.

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Your typical tourist part of a big town. Lots of great stores and restaurants. Fair share of homeless people and panhandling. Kind of interesting that there didn't seem to be a presence of police. Definitely check it out but watch your wallet and purses (and...More

Thank TECA64
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cobbles and the streets give you the impression of being in an old European town! The clock with the steam coming out is a must be clicked at spot. Walk around and one should be able to cover up the whole gas town area...More

Thank shnaddy
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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Where is the best place to park your car when visiting gastown?
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
We (4 of us) our coming to Vancouver in August and are looking at booking accommodation. I have read mixed reviews about the safety of staying in Gastown and being out and about at night. How true is this and would you recommend Gastown as a place to stay. Thanks in advance - shauna from Australia
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
We will be coming in on a cruise ship. Is there any way we can get to the hot springs by bus or other public transport for the day?
5 February 2015|
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Response from trainfan2000 | Reviewed this property |
I assume you mean Harrison Hot Springs. It's about an hour and a half drive out of Vancouver to Chilliwack. It can be done by Greyhound bus and then connecting to the local transit system. Best is to rent a car and allow a... More