Archive for the category "gastown"

Lunch Meet Vancouver

July 10th, 2012 @ 1:34pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week Vancouver Public Spaces Network and Space2Place hosted their first Lunch Meet. An immediate success, trending city-wide on Twitter, this free outdoor event will take place every Thursday in July. The concept is simple, head to the 300 block of Abbott Street (at Cordova) anytime between 11:30am and 1:30pm to meet a neighbour, eat […]

Gastown Grand Prix 2012 Prize Pack

July 2nd, 2012 @ 10:02am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix returns to the streets of Vancouver July 11, 2012. Coming off a 3-year hiatus, this race is one of the most famous in Canada and it attracts North America’s best cyclists. Gastown Grand Prix 2006 Photo by Greg Descantes For spectators, it’s a free festival where crowds can line […]

Make Music Vancouver in Gastown

June 19th, 2012 @ 1:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s historic Gastown neighbourhood has transformed over the years from being part of the city’s original townsite, to a tourist destination, a creative space for living and working, and a current hub of gastronomical delight. It has hosted the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, motorcycle exhibitions, show and shines, and now it will be home to […]

Taste Vancouver Food Tour Gastown

December 13th, 2011 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are few things I enjoy more than being a tourist in my own hometown and when I’m offered the chance to experience the city like a visitor it’s rare that I’ll pass it up. Last week, I was invited to participate in the Taste Vancouver Food Tour’s Gastown Tour. Meeting up with ten others, […]

Vancouver Icons: Gassy Jack Statue

March 22nd, 2011 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Captain John “Gassy Jack” Deighton is a local legend and namesake for the area of downtown Vancouver known as Gastown. The Gassy Jack statue is one of the most photographed in Vancouver and is this week’s featured Vancouver Icon. Photo creditDeve82 on Flickr Saloon proprietor Deighton headed toward the Burrard Inlet by canoe from New […]

85 Years of the Lamplighter in Gastown

October 19th, 2010 @ 3:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

John “Gassy Jack” Deighton had a saloon in New Westminster but it wasn’t until he headed around to the Burrard Inlet that he left an indelible mark on our city. In 1867 he told mill workers along the harbour that they could have all the whiskey they could drink if they helped him build a […]

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar, Win a $75 GC for Dinner

August 12th, 2010 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar has moved into Waterfront Station, adjacent to sister property Steamworks. With an impressive BC beer selection, sunny patio, and poutine that looks to-die-for, it’s a hot new pub worth checking out. Inside Rogue there is elaborate wood decor, vaulted ceilings, and one massive dining room. The food menu itself is eclectic, […]

Gastown Motorcycle Show n’ Shine 2010

August 9th, 2010 @ 11:50am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 6th annual Gastown Motorcycle Show n’ Shine happens this coming Sunday, August 15th 2010 on the streets of Gastown. The historic neighbourhood will be closed to traffic between Carrall and Richards as it hosts Vancouver’s largest motorcycle show. Photo credit: Stephen Dyrgas Confirmed manufacturers on-site include BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Hit-Air, Big Bear […]