Attractions in Gastown
The district of Gastown is the oldest part of Vancouver and one of the number one places to visit when exploring Vancouver. It grew from a single pub founded by John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton in 1867, and there is even a statue, the Gassy Jack statue, that’s dedicated to him. Apart from its rich history, Gastown has a lot more to offer tourists from landmarks to shopping destinations and restaurants. Further facts about Vancouver, BC can be found here.
The Steam Clock
The Steam Clock is perhaps the most iconic landmark in Gastown. Ask anyone one site they would like to visit while in Vancouver, and they will tell you the Steam Clock in Gastown. Every 15 minutes, the Steam Clock whistles and shoots steam from its five whistles in its version of the Westminster Chime. It marks the top of every hour with a toot from each whistle. The best time to go is around midday, that’s when the display is at its finest. Information about Explore the Best of West End can be found here.
Wander CRAB Park
Gastown is not particularly green, and the CRAB Park might be the only place you get to enjoy some greenery in the neighborhood. You can choose to stroll along the waterfront, and there is a little beach where you can enjoy great views of North Vancouver.
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