Thursday, 06 August 2015 09:00
Often referred to as the heart of Gastown, Maple Tree Square is the original site of Gassy Jack’s first bar and near one of Vancouver’s oldest buildings, The Brynes Block.
Thursday, 18 June 2015 08:00
Locals and travellers from all around the world congregate to The Cambie Hostel & Pub - a legendary establishment that has seen its fair share of memorable events. The Cambie houses one of Vancouver’s oldest pubs, which sits inside a 116 year-old building,…
Thursday, 04 June 2015 09:00
As a neighbourhood characterized by its storied architecture, Gastown is full of intriguing passages and hideaways. Photogenic nooks and crannies make Gastown a place you’ll want to saunter through. Here are a few spots to discover the next time you…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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