Vancouver’s Historic Gastown
Historic Gastown is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vancouver.
Conveniently located within walking distance of Canada Place in the heart of Vancouver, Gastown is famous for its cobblestone streets, excellent restaurants, steam clock and shops.
Gastown is the Vancouver’s oldest downtown neighborhood and it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for souvenirs, trendy shops, good food, Native Art or nightlife.
It’s a good place to visit if you’re coming off a cruise ship or about to board because Gastown is only a couple of blocks from the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal.
Some Shops of note:
Hills Native Art
165 Water Street
Featuring museum-quality artwork from the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast and the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic.
John Fluevog Shoes
World renowned, born in Gastown, and going strong after 45 years.
The Irish Heather
The only Irish owned Irish pub in the city, this establishment has been here 18 years.
Hip French and Pacific West Coast restaurant with a good selection of cocktails, wine and beer.
Meat & Bread
Trendy place with gourmet sandwiches with Porcetta a favourite.
Water Street Cafe
300 Water Street
Great place to eat, people watch and take in the feel of Gastown.
The Old Spaghetti Factory
53 Water Street
This Gastown institution is the perfect family dining restaurant with an old tram car inside and turn of the century decor.