Gastown is one of my favourite locations to visit in Vancouver. It’s super cute and there’s so much to explore! I spent a few hours walking around by myself and snapping some cool shots. I never really go on photowalks alone, but doing so made me realize how relaxing and fun it actually is.
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Gastown’s pretty small, but there’s plenty to see, do, and eat around there. Here’s how I spent a day in Gastown, Vancouver!
I always have to have my morning coffee, so I stopped by Milano Coffee Roasters. I was torn between the raspberry or the hedgehog latte, but I ended up trying the hedgehog one, which was actually just hazelnut. To no surprise, it was delicious. The interior of this shop is an Instagrammer’s dream: there are literally so many different kinds of photos you can take here!
I heard a lot of good things about Tacofino, so I decided to give it a try. The chicken tacos weren’t amazing, but I really enjoyed the fish tacos. I didn’t know there was a spot to dine in so I ate at the bar by the front – I would have preferred sitting in the dining area if I’d known!
You can also pay a visit to the famous steam clock, which isn’t really all that interesting, but it’s a tourist attraction. It’s one of the only few steam clocks in the world.
If you get thirsty, have some coffee or tea at The Birds & The Beets. It’s another cute little Instagram-worthy cafe, but it’s much smaller than Milano. I tried the hibiscus tea, and it was pretty good – I’d never had tea made with just tea leaves before this!
Gastown, Vancouver is a beautiful place to visit. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, there’s plenty to do by yourself. Exploring and taking photos is much more fun than it sounds! I definitely recommend visiting in the morning, because it gets pretty busy in the afternoon.
Have you ever been to Gastown? What’s the best place you’ve ever explored on your own? I’d love to know in the comments!
P.S. if you liked this post, be sure to also check out my travel diary from my trip to Vancouver last year!