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One of Vancouver’s oldest and buzziest districts, Gastown is packed with Victorian architecture and cobbled streets. Named after John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, an English mariner who opened a saloon in the area in the 19th century, the district is filled with heritage buildings now hosting boutiques, coffee shops, hip restaurants, and bars.
 
The Basics
Because of its rich history and attractive architecture, Gastown is a big draw for visitors to Vancouver. The neighborhood is explored on many walking tours, during which guides explain its Wild West origins and point out key sights, such as the 1910-built Dominion Building, Vancouver’s first high-rise, and the Gassy Jack Statue.
 
The district’s historic buildings and neon signs make it a go-to on photography tours of Vancouver, while its thriving restaurant scene ensures its inclusion on many food tours. Gastown’s long and checkered history also makes it a common stomping ground for ghost tour groups and guides focusing on Vancouver’s illicit prohibition-era past. Many walking tours cover ground in both Gastown and neighboring Chinatown.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Gastown is a must-visit for history buffs, foodies, and shoppers.
  • Wear comfortable shoes; Gastown rewards those who explore on foot.
  • Water, Hastings, and Carrall streets are the main thoroughfares in the neighborhood, which is best explored on foot.
  • Though there are some mild inclines and uneven surfaces, Gastown is mostly wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
Gastown is located on the northeast edge of Downtown Vancouver, just southeast of Canada Place. The nearest transit station is Waterfront, which is served by the SkyTrain (Expo and Canada lines), the SeaBus passenger ferry, and the West Coast Express commuter rail service. Or, arrive as part of a tour that includes transportation.
 
When to Get There
Gastown is a busy downtown district and is most crowded in the evenings and on weekends. If you want to experience Gastown at its calmest, try coming midmorning midweek or in early morning on the weekend. One of the best times to visit is at night, when the district’s many craft beer bars and cocktail dens come alive.
 
What to See in Gastown
Gastown’s must-see sights are historic in nature. At Water Street, see Byrnes Block, a former luxury hotel. One of Vancouver’s oldest brick building, it was constructed in the late 19th century shortly after the 1886 Great Fire destroyed much of the city. At the corner of Water and Powell streets is another former hotel, the 6-story flatiron-style Hotel Europe. Also on Water Street is Gastown’s frequently photographed steam clock, which chimes every 15 minutes.


Address: Water Street, Vancouver, Canada
Admission: Free
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Vancouver Historical City Tour Private

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Vancouver Historical City Tour Private

You will be met by your private guide at your hotel, at any location arranged in Downtown Vancouver, or at the cruise ship terminal, Canada Place. From Downtown,after seeing Dr Sun Yet Sen Chinese Botinical Garden you will proceed towards Highway 99, cross the Arthur Laing Bridge, and head into the suburb of Richmond. At Steveston, you will visit the Slocations in the village, including the Post Office, Granny's Diner, Cannery, Standard Clocks, and Fish & Chips.see Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historical site. Steveston Heritage fishing village.Explore other quaint shops, bakeries, and museums including Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site and London Heritage Farm. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Gerrey Point Park. For lunch, treat yourself to some of the freshest and tastiest seafood.
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Vancouver City Finest Private Tour

Vancouver City Finest Private Tour

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Avoid being tied down to a fixed itinerary and schedule, and see Vancouver at your own pace on this flexible private tour. Your guide can plan a route that helps you avoid the crowds and heavy traffic, ensuring you cover the major highlights such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, and Queen Elizabeth Park, and much more besides.
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3-Day Vancouver City Tour Package With Whistler and Victoria Optional Private

3-Day Vancouver City Tour Package With Whistler and Victoria Optional Private

1st Day--Guest arrived Vancouver airport (or cruise terminal) before 12:00pm will enjoy a complimentary brief city tour, including Chinatown, Gas Town and Stanly Park, before transfer back to hotel in Vancouver .2nd Day--Optional Whistler Day Tour / Victoria Day Tour . Whistler day tour--Tour travels through the Sea-to-Sky Highway Enjoy the breathtaking views one side by the sea and the other side by the mountain. Ride the new Peak-2-Peak Gondola (admission included) between Back to Vancouver. Victoria day tour (BC Ferries & Admission included)-- morning tour depart from Tsawwassen .we first visit the centu-ry old Butchart Gardens. After lunch tour proceeds to the Victoria City Chinatown Afterward visit Old British Style Victoria Inner Harbor tourist area, the BC Legislature Building, or the Royal BC Mu-seum (optional) Empress Hotel. Then move on to Beacon Hill Park with a stop at the Mile Zero transfers back to Vancouver. 3rd Day-- Vancouver city Tour with Capillano Suspenshion
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Private Tour: Vancouver 1-Hour City Highlights Driving Tour

Private Tour: Vancouver 1-Hour City Highlights Driving Tour

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See Vancouver in a flash on this private 1-hour chauffeured tour. Travel aboard a sedan, SUV or van (the tour is priced per vehicle for up to 11 passengers), and get a taste of the seaside city’s top attractions. See Stanley Park, the Canada Place Sails, the Olympic Torch, the Gastown Steam Clock, Science World, Planetarium, Chinatown and more. It’s a perfect tour to book if you have a late airport departure or want to fit in great sightseeing while your ship is docked at port.
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Best of Vancouver Private Evening City Tour

Best of Vancouver Private Evening City Tour

Explore this stunning city at night during a private evening tour of Vancouver. Journey through the streets of this picturesque destination that lies between the mountains and the sea. Visit the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics and get a taste of what this popular destination has to offer after dark. This three-hour tour is designed for travelers who might otherwise miss out on seeing this incredible city.
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Vancouver Instagram tour

Vancouver Instagram tour

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Have fun making great memories and stylish photos that will pop up on your Instagram feed. Our experienced photographer-guide will take you to the most pretty, iconic, famous and not so known places around Vancouver and take the most Instagrammable pictures of you and for you. In short time you will get 10-15 photos at different locations, perfect to fill up your travel feed. After the tour you will get 7 edited pictures that will stand out on your Instagram. Our guide will be guiding you and taking photos of you so there's no photography experience needed. Just bring your smile and mobile device. ◆ Guided tour with a local storyteller ◆ All travel photos from the city in just 1,5 hour ◆ 7 edited photos after the tour that will pop up on your Instagram feed ◆ Small-group tour limited to 5 people ensures a most memorable experience Looking forward to seeing you and capturing that perfect shot!
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 2 Hours Private tour of Vancouver ending at Airport or Hotel.

2 Hours Private tour of Vancouver ending at Airport or Hotel.

Flexible private tour package. You can tailor your to 6 hours depending upon your need. Airport, Hotel and Cruise Terminal drop offs are available. Start times can be altered according to your convenience. Group sizes are flexible from 2-10 people. Our drivers/ Guides are very professional and local with very good knowledge of the area.
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Alpine Adventure

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Combine city sights with Alpine splendor on a private 10-hour tour of Vancouver highlights including Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park. Tick off top attractions such as Vancouver Chinatown, Queen Elizabeth Park — home to the highest lookout point in the city — and Gastown before crossing Lions Gate Bridge to the vertiginous Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Plus, you’ll visit Grouse Mountain, take the Skyride to the summit, and see endangered grizzly bears in the nature reserve. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting

Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Wine Tasting

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Combine two of Vancouver’s most popular activities — sightseeing and wine tasting — on a private 9-hour tour of Canada’s cultural capital. Tick off top attractions such as Vancouver Chinatown, Queen Elizabeth Park, and Lions Gate Bridge before visiting some of British Columbia’s top wineries in the afternoon. Visit the cellars, explore the vineyards and, most importantly taste locally-grown wine varietals. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour

Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City and Gardens Tour

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Combine an exploration of some of Vancouver’s top neighborhoods with a garden-themed sightseeing  8-hour private city tour by limo. Explore Vancouver attractions like Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, and the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in the morning. After lunch you’ll enjoy the views fro Queen Elizabeth Park and tour the Blodel Conservatory and VanDusen Botanical Garden.
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Full Day Best of Vancouver Private City Tour and Beer Tasting

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Vancouver City Tour With Capilano Suspension and Harbour Sea Plane Adventure

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 Vancouver City tour for Couples Half-Day Private

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Vancouver Cruise Shore Excursion Tour

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Vancouver Cruise Shore Excursion Tour

This is specially designed for Cruise Pessengers .In this Pre Curise or Post Cruise Transfer With Vancouver City Tour.Cover all important attractions,starting from Canada Place.Harbour,Water front station Gastown,Famous Steam Clock,Stanley Park,Yaletown etc in a limited and Well Planned manner.In addition to this you will be received Meet and Greet Service and you will get a chance to do last minute Shopping and if you are fooddie then our Guide advice Where to eat your wished food.We have very limited offering so don,t Wait.Just Book it Now!!! Flaxible for Hotel Transfer as Well.
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Vancouver City Tour With Harbour Air Panaroma Experience

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Vancouver City Tour With Scenic ULTIMATE Sea Plane Ride

Vancouver City Tour With Scenic ULTIMATE Sea Plane Ride

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IN GERMAN: City tour

IN GERMAN: City tour "wonderful Vancouver" - all highlights including Capilano

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Experience Vancouver IN GERMAN and through the eyes of a local! Enjoy the most beautiful city of the northern hemisphere in all its glory! All essential sights are included in this daily program! You will get a lot of background information and insider knowledge as well as good tips for Vancouver and your further journey. The tour can be done with a lot of cars and little walking, or with less cars and more walking. For private tours, you set the pace.
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Private Historical Food Tour of Gastown

Private Historical Food Tour of Gastown

The Legendary Gastown Food tour takes you through the cobbled stone streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood. Enjoy local craft beer, Japanese Kar-age style chicken, freshly made Sicilian Tortellini with local wine, battered fish with hand cut fries, tasty Carolina-style pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, organic smooth soft ice cream, creamy awarding winning cheesecake, and delicious hand-made chocolates! On this 2.5 hour walking food tour, a professional improv comedy actors full of passion for the city and its food will share the fascinating and funny little-known stories about Vancouver and its “Wild West” history that dates back 150 years. Learn about Gassy Jack, Gastown’s notorious founder and the stories that him famous and put Vancouver on the map.
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Classic Vancouver City Tour

Classic Vancouver City Tour

Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province. The City tour to know Vancouver history,culture and modern style.
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2-Hour Vancouver Gastown Self-Guided Walking Tour

2-Hour Vancouver Gastown Self-Guided Walking Tour

Cityquest is a self-directed tours to help visitors to visit the city by themselves. They discover the best places in Vancouver on their own by looking for clues and listening to entertaining podcast.
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Gastown, the origins of Vancouver

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Gastown, the origins of Vancouver

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On our Gastown tour, you will discover the origins of the city of Vancouver and this iconic neighborhood, named as the fourth most stylish neighborhood in the world. We will explore the alleys where murky business was happening during the dry law, in addition to the historic buildings of the early twentieth century. Immerse yourself with our tour in the history of this young city and take advantage of your stay in Vancouver learning history in the best way with a local guide.
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5 hours Private Tour - Vancouver City Essential

5 hours Private Tour - Vancouver City Essential

Exclusively offered by KJ Limousine, tour the city of Vancouver in style with our wheelchair accessible vehicle and your own personal chauffeur guide. KJ Limousine's experienced and knowledgeable chauffeurs will show the most fascination areas of this unique and vibrant city in comfort and elegance.
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Must see Vancouver Walking Tour

Must see Vancouver Walking Tour

Vancouver is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and cosmopolitan adventurers alike. Framed by the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains, Vancouver’s meandering oceanside pathways are the perfect way to explore the city. Your local host will teach you all about the cities renowned natural beauty and cultural diversity, giving you insight to it's history and showing you both famous sights and hidden gems. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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Private Instagramming Tour in Vancouver

Private Instagramming Tour in Vancouver

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If you're passionate about photography—and love sharing vacation shots with your social media followers—then you know how tough it can be to find the most photogenic spots when you travel. Don't worry about a thing with this private Instagram-ready Vancouver photo tour, complete with a guide to lead the way. Uncover the city's hidden gems, likes lakes, lighthouses, and even floating homes. As you explore, take great photos, and unleash your inner shutterbug.
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