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  • Address: Water Street, Vancouver, Canada
  • Admission: Free
A highly evocative neighborhood of excellent character bars and a smattering of good restaurants, Gastown is Vancouver’s best old-town area. The Victorian era resonates in the cobblestone streets, antique lamps and old buildings, adding to the neighborhood’s distinctive ambiance.

Gastown is the place to pay your respects to Vancouver’s founding father, "Gassy" Jack Deighton, as a bronze statue of his likeness salutes Maple Tree Square. On Water Street stands the famous Steam Clock, a charming little artifact, built to resemble London's Big Ben. The neighborhood has also become a hotbed for local designer-owned shops, drawing a new crowd of regulars to the area. Travelers can pop into the art galleries along Water and Hastings streets and perhaps find a piece of beautiful, hand-carved First Nations art.

Microbreweries and brewpubs have also sprung up around the area in recent years, with many of Vancouver's best beer havens found in Gastown. Steamworks is a Gastown staple that brews its own beers onsite, while Irish Heather, one of the city’s best and most authentic Irish pubs, is convivial enough to make you want to stay all night.

Practical Info

Gastown is located on the northeast edge of downtown Vancouver, just southeast of Canada Place. Water, Hastings and Carrall streets are the main thoroughfares in the neighborhood, which is easily walkable. Gastown is close to all downtown attractions, including Chinatown and Yaletown. Transit access to Gastown is via the Waterfront SkyTrain and buses.

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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting, Vancouver, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting

This full day tour combines two of our most popular activities - sightseeing and visit to some of British Columbia's finest local wineries for a little ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.68
Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Beer Tasting, Vancouver, Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Beer Tasting

This full day tour combines two of our most popular activities - sightseeing and local craft breweries for a little tasting. Start with a grand circle around ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $171.56
Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour, Vancouver, Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour

Combines two of Vancouver's most popular activities - sightseeing and some of our wonderful local public gardens. Start with a grand circle around the most ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.69
Gastown Walking Food Tour, Vancouver, Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Gastown Walking Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

This Gastown food tour will take you through the cobbled streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood. Enjoy local craft beer, first-rate homemade Sicilian ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.19
Vancouver Private Walking Tour of Downtown Chinatown and Gastown, Vancouver, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Vancouver Private Walking Tour of Downtown Chinatown and Gastown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore Downtown Vancouver, Chinatown, and Gastown on a private, 90-minute walking tour. A professional tour guide will lead the way through the city's most ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $168.95
Gastown Night Photography Tour, Vancouver, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Gastown Night Photography Tour

Discover the magic of Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood by night.  Capture the mystical light of Gastown and the famous steam clock on this 2-hour night ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.80
Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour, Vancouver, Photography Tours
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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Venture into Vancouver's earliest and most gruesome history on this 90-minute walking tour. Follow the lamplight of your guide as you discover the Great Fire, ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.43
Prohibition City Downtown and Chinatown Walking Tour, Vancouver, Walking Tours
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Prohibition City Downtown and Chinatown Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Mobsters! Opium! Booze! Delve into Vancouver's dirtiest secrets on this scandal fueled walking tour. From back alley blind pigs to Chinatown opium dens.

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.43
Gastown Ghost Walking Tour, Vancouver, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Gastown Ghost Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Join a 90-minute walking tour through Vancouver's oldest neighborhood! Learn about Vancouver's beginnings and it's founding father, Gassy Jack. Learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.55
Vancouver Half-Day Sightseeing and Photography Tour, Vancouver, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Vancouver Half-Day Sightseeing and Photography Tour

On this 4-hour tour, spend half a day visiting the major sights of Vancouver, while learning photography! Stops include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown and ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.62

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