For a glimpse into a part of old Vancouver, I took my friend Scarlett for a walk down Gastown, the oldest neighborhood in town. As of 2009, it is a National Historic Site which includes the Steam Clock (the first of its kind).
It is a wonderful place to explore dynamic interior design and up-and-coming fashion and culture as well as delightful foods (I’ve included some favourites at the bottom of this post). It is easily accessible from Waterfront Skytrain, simply turn left as you leave the station. It is hard to miss with its red brick streets and brightly adorned storefronts. The nightlife is also good fun for those keen to experience something a little different from the strip clubs lining Granville.
*Including photos by Scarlett
Also, if you’re hungry, Gastown has some of the best food:
Luke’s General Store for coffee, donuts and super cool products // photo by Luke’s General Store