“Gastown!!? Take a wrecking ball to this place!!” Hard to imagine that this rugged, raw, and real gem of Vancouver’s downtown was almost completely demolished in the 1960s. But the spirit of survival, rejuvenation, and perseverance presses on from its humble beginnings, throughout it’s 150 year history, and is still the calling card of today’s Gastown. That's what attracts so many people to this treasured 'hood, both tourists and locals alike, into a playground of packed pubs, delicious eateries and a unique street energy only felt in this cobblestone district.
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