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Gastown Architectural Walk

Route statistics

Distance 1.75 km
Steps 2296
Elevation change 14 m

 

Take an architectural walking tour around Gastown, Vancouver’s oldest commercial district. It was largely destroyed by the great fire in 1886 which created an opportunity to rebuild the City anew. Many of the current Gastown structures were built in the 1890s and are preserved as heritage buildings.

Route description

Gastown is the oldest commercial district in Vancouver. With the completion of the Canadian Pacific railway in 1886, the City became a booming hub of activity. The great fire on June 13, 1886 obliterated most of the buildings but created an opportunity to rebuild the city anew. Many of the current Gastown structures were built in the 1890s and 1900s.

Accessibility

This route follows city streets and sidewalks. Sections of the route travel along cobblestone or brick paver sidewalks which are not always smooth. This walk i wheelchair accessible.

Route details

Follow these step by step directions so you don't miss anything along the route.

Points of interest

W Hastings and Cambie Street

W Cordova and Cambie Street

Waterfront Station

300 Block Water Street

100 Block Water Street

Water Powell Carrall and Alexander Street

Cordova and Carrell Street

Woodwards Building

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