Made up of proudly independent, totally authentic, and uniquely stylish businesses that are driven to create and share what they love, Gastown delivers unique experiences and offers one-of-a-kind products to discerning visitors to this popular downtown destination.
Vancouver’s roots are in Gastown, where Gassy Jack opened his first saloon back in 1867. Fast-forward to 2018 to what is now one of the city’s most interesting and vibrant areas that still has its edge, with upscale boutiques, unique stylish restaurants, art galleries, and creative new entrepreneurs, who are transforming this dynamic part of town.
Gastown’s most famous landmark is the The Gastown Steam Clock, which during the day is a popular tourist stop and world-renowned photo opportunity. By night this exciting area shifts gears to become an entertainment centre, with a wide selection of bars, nightclubs and live music venues.
Designated a National Historic Site in 2009, Vancouver’s historic heart is the epicenter of independent design, culture, food and fashion, Gastown delivers one-of-a-kind experiences to visitors and locals alike.
Discover the Original Vancouver: Gastown is the historic and cultural heart of Vancouver, and its epicentre of independent thought and creative spirit. Home to talented professionals passionate about sharing their craft and skills, Gastown crackles with energy. Its dynamic streetscape, cutting edge boutiques and design stores, one-of-a-kind galleries, and local food scene make it Canada's coolest neighbourhood.
A destination for design and fashion, Gastown is a place where art and commerce merge. It’s also a place where people like to base themselves, or hang out at night and is quickly becoming the social hub of Vancouver. Find out more about Gastown’s 55 restaurants, bars & cafes, or the 100 plus retail stores at: https://gastown.org