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)
How to get there

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 380 house rentals near Gastown. From 53 Houses to 298 Condos/Apartments, 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:

  • Kitsilano: 174 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 364 vacation rentals
  • East Side: 648 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 713 vacation rentals
  • West End: 310 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Gastown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Gastown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kitsilano Beach: 1,300 home rentals
  • University of British Columbia: 1,246 home rentals
  • Rogers Arena: 1,262 home rentals
  • Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal: 1,269 home rentals
  • Grouse Mountain: 1,246 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gastown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 53 Houses in Gastown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gastown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 298 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 18 lodging choices
  • Studios: 123 lodging choices

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gastown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 113 vacation homes with pool available in Gastown.

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