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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 $170.00
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 $263.10
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 $242.86
Gastown Walking Food Tour, Vancouver, Private Tours
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Gastown Walking Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

The Legendary Gastown Food tour takes you through the cobbled stone streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood. Enjoy local craft beer, delicious cheese & ...  Read more

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

From USD $63.99
Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour, Vancouver, Walking Tours
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Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 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 $22.67
Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Alpine Adventure, Vancouver, Walking Tours
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Alpine Adventure

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This full day, 10 hour private tour combines  our most popular  activities, sightseeing and our very popular alpine adventure on Grouse Mountain and a visit ...  Read more

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

From USD $283.34
The Forbidden Downtown and Chinatown Walking Tour, Vancouver, Private Tours
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The Forbidden Downtown and Chinatown Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Delve into Vancouver's dirtiest secrets on a walking tour packed with the city’s most scandalous prohibition era history. From back alley blind pigs to ...  Read more

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

From USD $22.67
Deluxe Vancouver City and Great Outdoors Private Tour, Vancouver, Walking Tours
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Deluxe Vancouver City and Great Outdoors Private Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $676.60
Vancouver Private Walking Tour of Downtown Chinatown and Gastown, Vancouver, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Vancouver Private Walking Tour of Downtown Chinatown and Gastown

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Delve into Vancouver's dirtiest secrets on a walking tour packed with the city’s most scandalous prohibition era history. From back alley blind pigs to ...  Read more

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

From USD $191.79
Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights Tour, Vancouver, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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 $86.35

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