Exploring Gastown: Cambie Street

By JP McGlynn; Gastown BIA

Cambie is a lengthy path, running from Water Street to Marine Drive.

In our little portion, one will find such an eclectic mix of inhabitants that you’ll know for sure you’re in Gastown. Here you’ll find one of the best coffee shops in the city, an organic clothing store for babies, a fetish wear shop, a community pub, a meatball speciality restaurant, another great pub, an authentic Korean kitchen, a native art gallery, designer bridal shop, eyewear store, tarot reading and spiritual shop and in a basement – a store called The Basement.

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Exploring Gastown: Cambie Street

Bright Lights in Gastown

Photo: Rob Weiss

They say the neon lights are bright in Gastown! Now that has a certain ring to it, wouldn’t you agree? As an outdoor fanatic, my preferred walk or hike is usually along a beach or an alpine trail, but every once in a while, I find myself drawn to Gastown. I fondly remember my first visit to this iconic neighbourhood. Like many others, I enthusiastically planned a vacation to Vancouver during Expo 86. During this special time, the city welcomed the world, we came, and we fell in love. It was while strolling along these cobblestone streets, so many years ago that Vancouver first touched my soul and captured my imagination.

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Bright Lights in Gastown

Yule Duel Carolling Competition Returns to Gastown December 7

Yule Duel 2017 Vancouver

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The streets of Gastown will be alive with the sound of music this Thursday, December 7, 2017 for a unique carolling experience. The evening plays host to the third annual Yule Duel, an outdoor event that pits dozens of local choirs in a street-carolling competition along Water Street.

The choirs perform around Gastown a selection of new and classic songs in a variety of styles. You are invited to sing along as the best in show go head-to-head in a series of sing-offs and cheer on your favourites as they compete for awards from the celebrity judges. Think: Pitch Perfect but in real life!

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Yule Duel Carolling Competition Returns to Gastown December 7

Vancouver’s Gastown Cabaret Presents Showvember

Fact: You can have an insanely fun night on a weekday in Vancouver. That’s because on Tuesday, November 14th party planners April O’Peel, Sweet Munish, and Sparkle Plenty present another evening of exciting experiences with Gastown Cabaret – Showvember edition at Guilt & Company.

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Vancouver’s Gastown Cabaret Presents Showvember

Vancouver Foodie Cookbook Series Releases a Delicious Gastown Edition

Gastown has evolved to become one of the most exciting destinations in the city for mouth-watering eating. The area, rich in history and cobblestone charm, has experienced a renaissance of late that has translated into a diverse array of restaurants, from unassuming cafes to fine dining establishments.

Those who would like to try making these restaurants’ dishes when they return home are in luck.

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Vancouver Foodie Cookbook Series Releases a Delicious Gastown Edition

Vancouver’s New Virtual Reality Halloween Adventure is a Scream!

SmartyPantz beckons guests into the deliciously terrifying Hospital of Horror.

Haunted houses are horrifying enough, but add a virtual reality spin and you’ve catapulted from spine-tingling shivers to ear-splitting screams. This month, SmartyPantz, one of Vancouver’s original escape rooms, has teamed up with virtual reality experts at vrCave to produce the Hospital of Horror – a terrifyingly lifelike VR experience that instantaneously transports guests to a derelict sanitorium where they might or might not be alone.

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Vancouver’s New Virtual Reality Halloween Adventure is a Scream!

Gastown Cabaret Presents The Anniversary Event

Three years ago a cool basement venue in Gastown welcomed a cast of fun folk to run a monthly party to please the people of Vancouver. Three years later and Gastown Cabaret is officially the most exciting Tuesday night in Gastown!

Celebrate this auspicious milestone on Tuesday, October 10th at Guilt & Company for Gastown Cabaret’s 3rd birthday party!

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Gastown Cabaret Presents The Anniversary Event