Gastown on the Small Screen

Friday, 22 May 2015 09:30
Recently, Gastown has seen the likes of costumed superheroes, whimsical spirits, and other interesting faces from some of the hottest shows on television. Here’s a look at some of the notable characters spotted around the neighbourhood.

Before Bauhaus, There was The Boulder Hotel

Thursday, 21 May 2015 08:00
The corner of Carrall and Cordova is buzzing with the opening of Bauhaus Restaurant. The new establishment showcases upscale German cuisine inside one of Gastown’s most celebrated buildings, The Boulder Hotel. In honour of their opening, we dug through the…

Gastown Tattoo Breaks Stereotype with Distinct Style

Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:00
Gastown Tattoo Parlour, one of the city’s busiest tattoo shops, pays tribute to the tradition of tattooing with custom art and a ‘zero-attitude’ policy.

Unveiling SmartyPantz, Downtown Vancouver’s First Escape Room

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:00
Are escape rooms the next big thing? Chris Ricard and Dan Civiero certainly think so. Last week, the entrepreneurial duo launched Downtown Vancouver’s first escape room, with plans to expand across Western Canada.

Looking Back at The Grand & The Terminus Hotel

Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:00
Since it’s Heritage Week (and throwback Thursday), we did a little digging through the Vancouver Archives for a dose of Gastown history. Here’s the story behind two prominent heritage buildings on Water Street.

A Day in the Life of an Art Curator

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:00
There’s nothing like getting lost in great art. In our latest series, we introduce key people in Gastown’s art scene, who curate an exclusive range of award-winning works. Nigel Reading of Spirit Wrestler Gallery shares insight on his role as…

Lest We Forget

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00
The City of Vancouver is hosting a ceremony at 10am today in Victory Square to recognize the contribution our veterans have made and to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of Canada.

Gastown Makeup Students Looking for a Halloween Model

Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:00
Halloween is a makeup artists’ favourite time of year. This spooky celebration is a chance to transform looks from the imagination to the skin. The makeup students at John Casablancas Institute use the latest techniques to design avant-garde looks for…

Gastown Throwback: The Dominion Hotel

Thursday, 25 September 2014 08:00
Next time you're hanging at the Lamplighter, Clough Club, or Barber & Co, you can throw these cool facts at your friends.

Gastown Throwback: The Packing House

Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:00
A look back at the historic Gastown building known as the Packing House. 

Meet Stuart Teekasingh of Great Tradition Tattoo

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:00
Stuart Teekasingh is a man of many talents. He’s worked as a lead graphic designer, fine artist – and now, he’s going back his original roots in tattoo artistry. After years of creative soul searching, Stuart decided to open his own tattoo…

Gastown Throwback: Remembering the Great Vancouver Fire

Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:00
It was 128 years ago  – June 13th 1886 – that Vancouver was completely destroyed by fire.

Gastown Throwback: The Winters

Friday, 06 June 2014 10:00
Of all the neighbourhoods to have an archive of interesting old photographs from years ago and eras passed, may we suggest that we have the best of the best? Gastown is Vancouver’s historic and cultural heart with heritage buildings holding…

Gastown Throwback: Springer-Van Bramer Block

Monday, 19 May 2014 10:00
In honour of Victoria Day, here's a look back at Gastown's 126-year-old, Victorian Italianate-style building, Springer-Van Bramer Block.

Gastown-Style Gallery Hopping

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:36
Discover the city's most celebrated art scene. Gastown is home to a number of dedicated artisans and award winning galleries showcasing a spectrum of art from contemporary to Canadian West Coast. Check out our guide and spend a day getting…

Where to Get Inked in Gastown

Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:00
Gastown’s creative scene is unparalleled, thanks to the community of passionate artists working in the neighourhood. With the Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show approaching this weekend, we were inspired to highlight where you can find Gastown’s most talented tattoo artists.

Float House Reaches Out to the Artistic Community

Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:00
Float House in Gastown is inviting visual artists to float and display artwork at their newly renovated floating centre.

Luciterra Brings Fusion Style Belly Dance to Gastown

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:55
The electrifying dance troupe, Luciterra, is bringing a unique style of fusion belly dance to Gastown’s live entertainment scene. The passionate ensemble consisting of four gifted dancers – Gillian, Amber, Laura, and Naomi – have performed at high profile shows…

Burlesque Artistry in Gastown: Q&A with Nicky Ninedoors of Pandora & The Locksmiths

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:00
You never forget the first time you watch a Pandora & The Locksmiths show. Pandora & The Lockmiths are a collection of dynamic performers fusing singing, dancing, live music, and striptease artistry into one fierce show happening every month at…

Special Gastown Throwback: The J.W. Horne Block Turns 125!

Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:00
This month, Gastown is celebrating the 125th Anniversary of The J.W Horne Block. Here's a look back at the landmark building.

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