About This Point of Interest

Gastown

Earning top honours as Vancouver’s oldest, edgiest, most resilient neighbourhood, the stories of Gastown and its namesake “Gassy Jack” are legendary. Its historic charm shines through with every step along the cobblestone streets, including “Blood Alley” and the crowd-pleasing Gastown Steam Clock. Or explore new adventures like the First Nations Galleries for distinctly west coast art, the cosmopolitan vibe of bars and eateries, or shopping at unique boutiques.”

Explore At Your Own Pace

Hop-On With Us

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Our Hop-On, Hop-Off travels through Historic Gastown. Jump on Stop #13 to explore the streets and laneways of Gastown.

Variety is the spice of life, so choose which stop you Hop-On and Hop-Off to explore the city!   Your view of the city will be like no other as you tour the streets with the wind in your hair, experiencing our vibrant downtown with all of your senses. You will be accompanied by a recorded commentary that is available in multiple languages.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often does the Steam Clock chime?
Every quarter hour, the Steam Clock sounds the Westminster Chimes and the large whistle sounds on the hour.
Is Gastown wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the neighbourhood and most storefronts are wheelchair accessible. Please note that the streets and sidewalks are cobblestone.
What can I do in Gastown?
Gastown is home to a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, and street art. Keep your eye out for heritage markers on the buildings that lined the streets in Gastown.