This part of downtown got its name from saloon owner 'Gassy Jack' Deighton. There is a large statue of this historical figure ... More
This part of downtown got its name from saloon owner 'Gassy Jack' Deighton. There is a large statue of this historical figure on Water Street. Cobblestone streets and original architecture, shops, restaurants, and bars fill the area. Popular Historic Walking Tours are part of the attractions for all the visitors. Highlights include The Landing, Hill's Native Art, Deluxe Junk Co., Salmagundi West, Sonar, and the Irish Heather Bistro.
It was fun to stroll leisurely through Gastown. Many interesting stores and types of eateries. One thing to beware of: There was supposed to be a 2pm free guided tour, meeting at Gassy Jack statue - at 2:30 pm, nobody showed up yet; asked a Western store nearby, and they commented that sometimes the person shows up, possibly late, sometimes doesn't. Left a bad taste with us, as we only had time for the one day to spend there and wasted almost 45 minutes just waiting for the person that never showed up. I know it's a volunteer job, but ... not good! Steam clock that goes off every hour was fun!
Resurrected @ 330 Cordova St W is a small specialty retail shop that really helps Environmentalists be 'Part of the solution' as everything here is 100% recycled... the local designer/owner takes old leather coats & re-designs them in to one-of-a-kind bags.. such a brilliant concept. Fair prices, too..
Gastown is a historic area with lots of atmosphere. A special mention should go to Storyeum. It is a live history lesson of Vancouver and British Columbia. Well worth seeing.
Kid and adults alike thought it was great.
We like the buildings, the streets, and all the shopping we do there when we visit.. Right now I don't think of what we don't like about this place, to me, its a beautiful place to visit when we go to Vancouver.
I love historic gastown. Something to do and see all year round, gastown has some great bars, pubs, restaurants all in a unique setting. Always offers something for the tourist and Vancouverite; I look forward in visiting again soon.
Everything that a person who has never been to Vancouver could want. Gastown is beautiful, tourist friendly, and if your looking for that hard to find gift, you'll most likely find it there. It is a must see if you are traveling there. Also check out the steam clock while you are there. 5 Stars!
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