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Vancouver's Historic District

Gastown was established in 1867, the same year that Canada became a nation. Since its inception, Gastown has grown up to beome the city of Vancouver, Canada's third-largest city, but it has managed to retain its unique historic charm. Throughout the 1960s much of the city's distinctive historic architecture was restored, bringing the struggling area back into prominence.

Now Gastown has become a cool place to hang out, successfully combining old and new, with plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs and nightspots ensuring there's always a vibrant atmosphere in the neighborhood throughout the day and into the night.

Grab a bite to eat and a coffee at the Purebread or the Lost and Found Café. Head in for a beer or a cocktail at the Revel Room or the Pourhouse Restaurant, or view the exhibitions at Hill's Native Art Gallery or the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver if you want to look at some First Nation artworks.

Utrip Tips

*Here's a few cool spots to check out:

Grab a bite and a coffee:
Lost and Found Cafe
Timbertrain Coffee Roasters

Grab a drink:
The Diamond
Six Acres
Salt Tasting Room
Revel Room
Pourhouse Restaurant
Guilt & Company

*There's also Hill's Native Art Gallery, Spirit Wrestler, and the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver if you want to look at some First Nation art.

*You should probably check out the Steam Clock—even though it's not actually that old (it was built in 1977), it's still really cool.

*Or maybe you just want to take a yoga class. Yup. That can totally happen, too.

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