Gastown

Area around Water Street and Abbott Street
Vancouver BC

Vancouver's birthplace. Gastown was a settlement that was formed in 1867 around a tavern owned by sailor and gold digger John "Gassy Jack" Deighton. The historic cobblestoned streets lead their way between Victorian buildings that house museums, First Nations galleries, souvenir shops and restaurants.

The famous Steam Clock can be found in Gastown along with many other landmarks such as Harbour Centre tower.

Watefront Station is located at the very west of Gastown on Cordova Street which leads into the older area of the neighbourhood. This is a good place to start exploring Gastown from and routes from here lead towards Chinatown. Gastown is a great place to walk around and its importance as the founding place of Vancouver means it shouldn't be missed.

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