Get Back – Gastown

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to Gastown. While there are many changes taking place around us, one thing remains the same – Gastown is still that vibrant, historic and stylish neighbourhood that you know and love so dearly.

There are over 170 cafés, restaurants and retail stores to fulfill all your hopes and dreams. The sun is shining, drinks and delicious food are being served and our local shops are waiting for you to walk back through their doors. Now is the time for you to get back!

From live music at every street corner, to All Day Happy Hour at your favourite shops and restaurants every Thursday, to some of the best urban views out there, Gastown is your place to be this summer.


Speaking of patios – did you know that Gastown has the most outdoor seats per capita in Vancouver. From roadside to courtyard there is a patio (and beverage) for everyone.


Gastown is full of new and old faces and we are celebrating each and every one of them.

Check out our directory to plan your next Gastown outing HERE.

Over the last few years, we have been doing a deep dive into understanding how public realm changes could affect the greater good of this community. The outcome – a very thorough Urban Design Study (UDS). As a result of the COVID-19, the City of Vancouver is actively responding with new policies and regulations and we want to make sure that we’re ready to create the Gastown of Tomorrow. But in order to do this, we need your ideas and insights on our shared public spaces.



Similar to the rest of the world, our little neighbourhood is going through some changes. As we transition into summer we are making room for a more people-centric Gastown – full of outdoor activities, pop-up art and shops, and some added surprises here and there.

With that, we welcome you back with open arms. We look forward to seeing you soon.