Gastown is arguably the most picturesque part of the city. As our history seems to vanish almost daily, it’s refreshing to know that the origins of Vancouver are only a short walk or trainride away from the ever reaching banality of modern progress. When it snows, the picture becomes clearer, the story, more captivating. Lines stand out, contours appear vivid, and winter light dances and cajoles playfully along buildings and lamps like an artful Jack Frost on a cold February morning.