Welcome to Gastown

Strike a pose in front of the steam clock, browse designer footwear on Water Street, or enjoy an expertly crafted cocktail at a former speakeasy: Gastown's got it all. What are you waiting for?



 From Sunday brunch to last call on Saturday night, you could spend every meal at a different Gastown restaurant and still not run out of options. Local favourites include Wildebeest, Pourhouse, and L’Abbatoir, but that’s not even scratching the surface.


Gastown is a coffee lover’s mecca! With heavy-hitters like Revolver, Nemesis, and Timbertrain all within a few blocks of each other and countless others scattered along Water St, you’ll never be without your caffeine fix here.


Amid the souvenir shops on Water St, you’ll find high-end home decor, boutique clothing stores, designer flagship stores, and a surprisingly robust selection of eyewear.


CRAB Park is the largest stretch of green space in the heart of the city, with exceptional views of the North Shore mountains and Vancouver’s working port, as well as an off-leash area perfect for dog-watching.


From CrossFit to pilates, Gastown offers a variety of options to keep you looking and feeling your best. Go on, time to earn those cocktails.


With more than a dozen post-secondary and trade schools sharing space in this compact neighbourhood, Gastown isn’t short on schools. Crosstown Elementary School is just blocks away, too.


From escape rooms to art galleries, there’s plenty to see in Gastown. Of course, grabbing happy hour drinks after a hard day of shopping counts as an activity too.


Whether you need a full makeover or just a trim, hair salons and brow bars abound in Gastown, so you’ll never be short on options. Wander over to nearby Yaletown for an even broader selection.