Check out a great video made by Tourism Vancouver on Vancouver oldest neighbourhood Gastown;
Home to Vancouver’s tech community and some of its best restaurants, Gastown is a hub of activity for people who have just moved here. A statue of Gassy Jack marks the spot where the city was founded and all around it you will find cafes, bars, nightclubs, shops and lots of other tourist attractions. There is always a buzz– whether its lunchtime or party time. Gastown is one of the trendiest placed to see and be seen. In fact, last year it was named as the 4th coolest neighbourhood in the world!
Our office is located just two blocks from Gastown! We are so close that we can hear the famous Gastown steam clock, which always draws a crowd. It’s also convenient for heading down to sample one of the many pubs on offer after work (a Friday tradition)
As far as employment goes, Gastown is a hub of opportunity. Packed with restaurants, shops and start-ups in IT, animation, social media, marketing, web design and countless others, it’s not hard to understand why its such an up and coming destination for businesses and recent graduates looking to be part of the next big thing. Many of our program participants have been placed in internships in Gastown companies – in IT, tourism, hospitality, social media, marketing etc. etc.
If you’re new to Vancouver or just visiting, Gastown is most people’s first port of call. It’s full of tourist information offices, tour guides, things to do and it’s seen as ground zero for all newcomers. The cruise ships dock just next to the Gastown entrance so there’s always a mix of people from all over the world. It’s also the easiest place to get to as all the transportation services in Vancouver start and end here.
Make sure to come hungry and thirsty and bring your camera!