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Maple Tree Square

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Address: Alexander Street | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2H9, Canada
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In the past we came here many times a year, however not in the past 25 years. Lot's of the stores have changed, this palce has aged with time, however it's still part of Gastown... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

In the past we came here many times a year, however not in the past 25 years. Lot's of the stores have changed, this palce has aged with time, however it's still part of Gastown & work the visit!

Thank sashakeena
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This square -- now essentially the intersection of Alexander, Water, Powell and Carrall streets in the Gastown neighborhood -- is where Vancouver began in 1867. That's when John Deighton opened a salon here.. A nearby maple tree (now gone) provided shade for the first city council meeting. History buffs would likely find a quick stop to be of interest. The... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This area is the first drop off on the bus when arriving in Gastown. It is the place of the steam clock and lots of souvenir, clothing, gifts, restaurants etc. Also lots of beggars and people trying to get you to part with cash for "medication". One woman looked totally gone with huge wide staring eyes claiming she was schizophrenic... More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is home to a somewhat iconic flatiron style building, the first reinforced concrete structure built in Canada, originally built as a hotel but now converted into residential accommodation. Facing the building on the opposite side is a statue of 'Gassy Jack' in part responsible for the early development of Downtown Vancouver having built a pub on the shore to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Here you will find the Gassy Jack statue and detailed information about this and the nearby Maple Tree. The hotel opposite reminds me of the Flatiron Building in NYC. There are plenty of eating places here too as it is part of Gastown.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited Maple Tree Square in Gastown yesterday on our visit to the area. The square is most famous as being the center of the old, original Vancouver city, and also for the statue of Gastown legend 'Gassy Jack'. The square is surrounded by nice buildings and some interesting shops. The statue is good for a photo opportunity, if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Statue of Gassy Jack in this quaint square in Gastown area. This is the historic centre of Vancouver and you need to go here to discover the heart of the old city back when it was first settled by loggers and fur traders.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I was having a really good look around this fine city when I came upon Maple tree Square, A nice little open intersection with the Hotel Europe on one corner looking like a cross between A quaint central european town hall and the Flat Iron building in New York. On the other corners you have a statue of Gassy Jack... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

part of a walking tour and saw statue of gassy Jack who Gastown was named after. Also a small version of the flatiron building. Some nice shops and good restaurants nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

worth it just to go see vancouvers own flat iron. there are a few nice bars on the square (though watch the traffic) but its a nice place to end up after walking through gastown actually visited august 2013 but only just getting round to reviewing (sorry)

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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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