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 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 around Gastown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 395 vacation rentals near Gastown. From 61 Houses to 303 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gastown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling 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: 377 vacation rentals
  • Kitsilano: 183 vacation rentals
  • West Side: 745 vacation rentals
  • East Side: 674 vacation rentals
  • City Centre: 351 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Gastown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals 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:

  • Canada Place: 1,315 vacation rentals
  • Stanley Park: 1,339 vacation rentals
  • Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art: 1,326 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 1,319 vacation rentals
  • Kitsilano Beach: 1,338 vacation 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 61 Houses in Gastown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gastown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 303 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 19 rentals available
  • Studios: 124 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gastown?

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

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