From April 22 – May 31 , Gastown welcomes back local tourism and hospitality professionals to the neighbourhood for the return of the Tourism Challenge.

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.


Visit any two of these locations to receive your two Gastown neighbourhood stamps in your passport.

Cappelleria Bertacchi
151 Cambie St
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-6pm

Herschel Gastown
347 Water St
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am-1am
Fri-Sat 11:30am-2am

MAKE Gastown
170 Water St
Hours: 7 days/week 10am-6pm


Question One

Gastowns famous steam clock is located on Water Street. Read the information attached to the bottom of the clock. How much does the steam clock weigh?

Question Two

On the corner of Carrall St and E Cordova St, you’ll see some chairs. How many chairs are there total on this corner?

Question Three

In Maple Tree Square sits a famous flat iron building. What is the name of this building?

Question Four

Gastown’s Pink Tree on Carrall St and Water St features five words to light up the neighbourhood. What are they?

Question Five

Gaoler’s Mews has __ number of signs throughout the courtyard telling you that you’re here.