Easily accessible by way of the Vancouver Skytrain, the Seabus
(service from the North Shore), and City buses, is of Vancouver’s best kept secrets, Gastown. For nearly 20 years, efforts have been made to clean up
this unique area to its full potential. Known for the brick cobbled walkways,
“loft” apartment living, warehouse conversions, a steam clock, living here represents vibrant inner city flavour.
Close to the downtown business core and hotels, you will find collectables, antiques, Canadian designer fashions, and funky eateries like no where else. Some however, are concerned by its proximity to the Downtown Eastside
and the problems that exist therein. Two key factors that will affect Gastown's long-term future are the proposed waterfront seawall and the revitalization of West Hastings Street including the re-development of the Woodwards building. Resolution of these issues could be the keys to fulfilling its undoubtedly enormous potential.
PARKS & RECREATION
Water Street – restaurants, night clubs, cafes, bars,
Crab Park – waterfront park planned to be linked to the community
by a pedestrian bridge in approx 2006/2007.
Old Spaghetti Factory - 53 Water Street – Phone : (604)684-1288
One Restaurant Lounge – 1 W Cordova Street – Phone: (604).408.1600
Irish Heather - 7 Gaoler's Mews – Phone : (604) 915-7338
Steamworks Brewing Company - 375 Water Street – Phone : (604)-689-2739 Fax: 604.669.2329
Abbott Street – TNT Marketplace
Europa Shopping Mall – more then 300,000sq.ft of restaurant and retail space.
Includes the Tinseltown Cineplex theatre.