NileGuide Expert Says:
Anywhere named after someone called "Gassy Jack" is worth a visit. Plus, there are some amazing art galleries and boutiques in the area.
145-332 Water Street
V6B 1B6 Vancouver, Canada
+1 604 683 5650
One of Vancouver's oldest areas, it was the original Downtown Core. The area is named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton who was a seaman from the United Kingdom. "Gassy" Jack, as locals fondly know him, came to the City in 1887 and founded the first saloon. That past time has continued on over the years. Today locals and visitors can walk down the cobbled streets to one of the many restaurants and pubs in the area to wet their palate. Gastown's most famous landmark is the Steam Clock, which operates on steam. It's hard to miss it while it blows out steam and echoes delightful sounds throughout the street passages. Vancouver has many talented artists and fashion designers, step into one of the galleries or boutique shops to grab a piece of the local talent.