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About This Point Of Interest


Earning top honours as Vancouver’s oldest, edgiest, most resilient neighbourhood, the stories of Gastown and its namesake “Gassy Jack” are legendary. Its historic charm shines through with every step along the cobblestone streets, including “Blood Alley” and the crowd-pleasing Gastown Steam Clock. Or explore new adventures like the First Nations Galleries for distinctly west coast art, the cosmopolitan vibe of bars and eateries, or shopping at unique boutiques.”

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Hop-On With Us


Our Hop-On, Hop-Off Park Route and City Route Both start and stop in Gastown. Jump on Park & City Route's Stop #1 or our Route's last stop (#C15 & P21) to explore the streets and laneways of Gastown.

Variety is the spice of life, so for each of our Hop-on Hop-off tours we dish it up and you get to choose. We operate two types of vehicles, and while both buses travel the same routes, each offers a very different tour experience. Of course, we suggest you take the time to enjoy both, but we won't make you. Channelling the spirit of San Francisco, our Trolley's will have you ready for a jolly time. The driver will provide you with live commentary of your tour, lending a local's authentic take on the magic that makes Vancouver great. But as fun as our trolley tours are, our clear-top buses are equally special. Your view of the city will be like no other as you tour the streets with the wind in your hair, experiencing our vibrant downtown with all of your senses. You will be accompanied by a recorded commentary that is available in multiple languages.

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

How far is Gastown from Canada Place?
It takes about 15 minutes to walk from Gastown to Canada Place.
How far is it to walk from Gastown to Chinatown?
It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to walk from Gastown to Chinatown.
How often does the Steam Clock chime?
Every quarter hour, the Steam Clock sounds the Westminster Chimes and the large whistle sounds on the hour.
Is Gastown wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the neighbourhood and most storefronts are wheelchair accessible. Please note that the streets and sidewalks are cobblestone.
What can I do in Gastown?
Gastown is home to a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, and street art. Keep your eye out for heritage markers on the buildings that lined the streets in Gastown.
When was the Steam Clock built?