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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 highlights

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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Gastown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 316 holiday rentals around Gastown. From 261 flats & apartments to 38 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Gastown is on Stayz.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gastown:

  • West Side: 686 holiday homes
  • City Centre: 349 holiday homes
  • Central Lonsdale: 75 holiday homes
  • West End: 310 holiday homes
  • East Side: 625 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Hotel Europe: 1,274 holiday rentals
  • Gassy Jack Statue: 1,310 holiday rentals
  • Maple Tree Square: 1,357 holiday rentals
  • Gaoler's Mews: 1,317 holiday rentals
  • Lonsdale Quay Market: 1,250 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gastown listed on Stayz 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 Condos/Apartments in Gastown?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 261 Condos/Apartments in Gastown. Our other popular types of Gastown holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 38 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 9 holiday houses
  • Studios: 130 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gastown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 113 holiday homes with pool available in Gastown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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