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6 Perspectives of Gastown (Video)

Gastown isn’t just Vancouver’s original downtown core but it’s also a national historic site. The area is rich in history from Hastings Mill to Woodward’s and the Great Vancouver Fire to the Great Depression. It’s named after “Gassy” Jack Deighton who opened the area’s first saloon.

Gastown is often described as a trendy tourist area with a mix of vintage and contemporary. There’s hip nightlife and upscale housing alongside old design and poverty as the boundaries lie adjacent to the Downtown Eastside.

Filmmaker & vlogger Tristan Arthurs captures Gastown’s personality and grit

 

Tourism Vancouver takes you inside Gastown

 

Tourism Canada showcases Gastown from old to hip

 

Gastown aka old town Vancouver

 

Auberge Vancouver Hotel invites you to eat, drink and shop in Gastown

 

Gastown (Gangnam Style)

 

 

By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
photo credit: Vanexus Photography    

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