Destination guide

Why people love visiting vibrant Gastown

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Gastown. Revered for its restaurants, shopping and local tours, this city is both cosmopolitan and welcoming. Granville Island Public Market and Stanley Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Gastown

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Gastown has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Grouse Mountain (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Cypress Mountain (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Vancouver Aquarium (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Hastings Racecourse (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Playland Amusement Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Empire Fields (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gastown

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Gastown. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Stanley Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • False Creek (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Vancouver False Creek Seawall (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Sunset Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • English Bay Beach (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Gastown

Fly into Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base), which is 29.9 mi (48.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Vancouver Waterfront Station. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Waterfront Metro Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Gastown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 397 holiday lettings near Gastown. From 61 Houses to 305 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gastown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gastown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gastown:

  • Kitsilano: 183 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 376 holiday homes
  • East Side: 678 holiday homes
  • West Side: 740 holiday homes
  • Lower Lonsdale: 58 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gastown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gastown. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Canada Place: 1,318 holiday lettings
  • Kitsilano Beach: 1,355 holiday lettings
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge: 1,316 holiday lettings
  • Capilano Mall: 1,315 holiday lettings
  • Cypress Mountain: 1,262 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gastown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gastown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 61 Houses in Gastown. Our other popular types of Gastown holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 305 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 19 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 124 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gastown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 117 holiday homes with pool available in Gastown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.