Destination guide

Why people love visiting exciting Gastown

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Gastown. Well-liked 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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 vacation in Gastown. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
Transport

Transportation 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 center. 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 near Gastown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 394 house rentals near Gastown. From 294 Condos/Apartments to 67 Houses, find unique vacation rental 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're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gastown:

  • Downtown: 378 vacation rentals
  • Kitsilano: 166 vacation rentals
  • City Centre: 352 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 15 vacation rentals
  • East Side: 663 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Gastown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 294 Condos/Apartments in Gastown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gastown include:

  • Houses: 67 lodging choices
  • Studios: 131 lodging choices
  • Resorts: 8 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gastown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 123 vacation homes with pool available in Gastown.