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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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Gastown Ghost Walking Tour, Vancouver, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Gastown Ghost Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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 $15.49
Gastown Walking Food Tour, Vancouver, Ghost & Vampire Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Gastown Walking Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 65 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 $48.01
Prohibition City Downtown and Chinatown Walking Tour, Vancouver, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Prohibition City Downtown and Chinatown Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 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: 105 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.36
Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour, Vancouver, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

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

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

From USD $19.36
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 4 Reviews

Explore Downtown, Chinatown, and Gastown with your private group. Your professional guide will lead you through Vancouver's most historic stomping grounds, ...  Read more

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

From USD $168.32
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 $80.50
Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights Tour, Vancouver, Photography Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights Tour

This tour is packed with highlights and unique experiences. Get into the holiday spirit as you explore Vancouver’s soaring skyscrapers, architectural ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.99
Deluxe Vancouver City and Great Outdoors Private Tour, Vancouver, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Deluxe Vancouver City and Great Outdoors Private Tour

This 6-hour tour includes stops at Vancouver's most popular sites along with the adventure of Grouse Mountain Sky Ride and Capilano Suspension Bridge. You will ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $537.10
Historic Gastown Photography Tour, Vancouver, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Historic Gastown Photography Tour

A street photographer's paradise; explore the cobbled streets and feast your lens on Vancouver's historic architecture. Gastown was designated a National ...  Read more

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

From USD $80.50
Vancouver Private Day Tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, Photography Tours
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Vancouver Private Day Tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

This 5-hour tour offers you a unique Vancouver sightseeing experience. You will visit beautiful sites in Vancouver including Chinatown, Gastown, the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $208.31

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