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About this point of interest


As Vancouver’s oldest, edgiest, and most resilient neighborhood, Gastown — named for “Gassy Jack” — is a legend in its own right. With its charming cobblestone streets, the area is home to “Blood Alley” and the crowd-pleasing Gastown Steam Clock. Guests can also explore more contemporary additions like the First Nations Galleries filled with west coast art, cosmopolitan bars and eateries, and unique boutiques. You can visit historic Gastown on Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing’s Hop-On, Hop-Off sightseeing tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

On every quarter hour, the Gastown Steam Clock sounds the Westminster Chimes. The large whistle sounds on the hour, every hour.

Yes, the neighborhood and most stores in Gastown are wheelchair accessible. Please note, however, that the streets and sidewalks are made of cobblestone.

Gastown is home to a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, and street art. Keep your eye out for heritage markers on the historic buildings that line the streets.