As the world is slowly re-opening, this is a gentle reminder that Gastown is still very much here and that we couldn’t be more ready to sweep you into our sweet sweet embrace. The sun is shining, the drinks are being poured cold and the local shops have been waiting for you to walk back through their doors.  We say “gentle reminder,” but what we actually mean is that now is the time to get to Gastown. Run, don’t walk. Or better yet cycle. Or if you must, drive and then park in one of the world’s “coolest” parkades. From live music at every street corner, to All Day Happy Hour at your favourite shops and restaurants, to the most kick ass urban views out there, step outta your new normal and head back into your old normal. The Gastown normal. 

Patiotown life gives you lemons, you make one great cocktail. Or you drink a great cocktail on a Gastown patio. With more outdoor seating per capita than anywhere else in the city, Gastown is Patiotown. You can also take part in the PATIO campaign and win amazing prizes & share your patio stories by using #patiopics. Find a full list of Gastown restaurants and bars offering patio dining HERE.

Gastown Thursday Nights

Happy Days 

Deals that deserve much more then just an hour!

Gastown Thursdays are back and we’re celebrating it the best way we know how – with a full day of Happy Hour specials. Shop and dine at these participating hot spots every Thursday throughout the summer and be treated like Gastown royalty all day long.

Discover your next Happy Day deal HERE.

Gastown Unplugged 

The streets are alive with the sound of music.

Every Thursday until September 9th, Gastown streets are transforming into a series of mini stages to help support local artists. From jazz to slow jams and everything in between, come on down and enjoy music from the comfort of your favourite patio or while roaming the cobblestone streets. 

Find artists at Maple Tree Square, Steamworks Brew Pub by Waterfront Station, Abbott St. & Water, and Cambie & Cordova.

Find all of the details HERE.


Keep your eyes peeled on Instagram because Gastown is a revolving door to some of the most innovative names in the game. Here today, gone tomorrow… Or maybe they’ll never want to leave…

Public Art 

Little by little Gastown is being transformed into an outdoor gallery. From alleyways to plazas, there’s plenty of colour to go around. Stay tuned as we continue to find ways to paint this town.


Gastown is one of the most walkable areas in Vancouver, but we also don’t discriminate against drivers. There are ample parking options out there, including a world class parkade – you heard us right, the Cordova Parkade in Gastown was recently named one of the world’s ‘coolest’ parkades. Skip the headache and visit, yet another, city landmark or zip into one of the many metered street spots throughout the neighbourhood.