From April 23 – May 31 , Gastown welcomes back local tourism and hospitality professionals to the neighbourhood for the return of the Tourism Challenge after a two-year hiatus.
The Tourism Challenge is a rare opportunity for tourism industry professionals to re-educate and reconnect with all of the neighbourhoods and attractions that our region has to offer, so that they are ready to welcome visitors and share their passion and knowledge with visitors.
As old as Canada itself, Gastown is Vancouver’s original neighbourhood. Today, our heritage buildings are home to independent fashion boutiques, impeccably curated décor shops, one-of-a-kind galleries and some of the best culinary fare in the city.
PASSPORT STAMP LOCATIONS
Visit any two of these locations to receive your two Gastown neighbourhood stamps in your passport.
SCAVENGER HUNT CLUES & QUESTIONS
On Water Street sits a famous clock. On the hour, how many times does the clock chime?
Can you name the famous tune?
Between Le Magasin and W Cordova is a laneway. How many windows in the laneway feature a furry friend?
Speaking of W Cordova, how many red doors are on the North side of the street?
(if it doesn’t have a handle, it doesn’t count)
If you’re walking from Carrall St to Columbia St on E Cordova St, you’ll notice some hanging banners. What does the second banner on the North side of the street read?
In Maple Tree Square sits Hotel Europe. How many columns are on its face?
Gastown’s Pink Tree on Carrall St and Water St features five words to light up the neighbourhood. What are they?
On Water St, where the film students study, a mural highlights Gastown Urban Design Study. Out of the five artworks on display, how many feature the famous gas lamps?
To make it clear, Gaoler’s Mews has __ signs entering in and throughout the courtyard telling you that you’re here.
Which Street in Gastown will have you seeing stars?
What does the mural across from the original Woodward’s W read?
Don’t look up, look in.