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What you should know about Gastown

A cobbled street district, lit by Victorian-style streetlamps, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back in time when you come across Gastown at night. But here lies one of Vancouver’s coolest neighborhoods, brimming with trendy shops and stylish restaurants, housed in warehouses that reflect the unique history of this fashionable neighborhood. A Gastown vacation is a popular choice for a fun-packed getaway.

Hotels in Gastown


Gastown accommodation options reflect their surroundings and the area’s heritage. The Victorian Hotel is a great boutique Gastown hotel housed in a Victorian-style building that dates back to 1898 and provides a wide array of beautifully decorated rooms that suits all budgets. The hotel offers free continental breakfast and it’s in an ideal Gastown location. Just a short 4-minute walk from the heart of the district, Skwachàys Lodge is a charming 3-star Gastown hotel with a difference: drawing inspiration from the First Nations, this boutique hotel and fair trade gallery’s individually decorated suites are arranged over 6 floors and feature artwork from local artists.

Things to do in Gastown


Quirkily combining historic charm with an independent spirit, Gastown offers a unique mix of old charm fused with the richness of the present day to visitors. Here, art and culture meet drinking, dining, shopping, and a lively nightlife. Formerly a packing district, Gastown is now a bohemian hotspot that’s a mix of hip, independent boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs, and galleries, as well as being a National Historic Site of Canada that boasts rare historic architecture and a rich heritage. If possible, try to visit in summer, when the Vancouver International Jazz Festival takes place on these cobbled streets. A statue of “Gassy” Jack Deighton, a talkative character who told many a tale, stands proudly on the buzzing streets offering an unmissable sight of Gastown’s founder. No Gastown trip would be complete without seeing the statue’s four-faced steam-powered clock and hearing its whistle that plays a pretty melody every 15 minutes.

Good for couples


A national historic site brimming with independent shops, cool bars, and trendy restaurants, Gastown is a thriving hotspot in the heart of Vancouver. The charming luxury hotels in Gastown make it the ideal vacation destination that combines a cosmopolitan vibe and unique character with Canadian culture, design, fashion, and food. It offers couples a unique opportunity to enjoy days spent shopping and absorbing its unique culture and evenings drinking and dining in the trendy bars and restaurants. A vacation in Gastown is perfectly tailored to meet the needs of couples that want a lively getaway in a bustling neighborhood.

How to get to Gastown


Vancouver International Airport is on Sea Island, only 9 miles from Gastown. So whether you’re jumping into a cab or renting a car, within 20 minutes you’ll be at the door of your Gastown hotel. If public transportation is more your thing, then you can board the BC Rapid Transit train from the airport station for a direct, 25-minute journey into Gastown’s Waterfront Station. Considering its close proximity to all of Vancouver’s cool and quirky districts, it’s easy to walk or use the public transportation systems once you’ve arrived, with buses and trains running between Gastown, downtown Vancouver, and Coal Harbour.

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