Once you leave the cruise ship terminal, the first sites you will see are those of Gastown,
an historic area of down town Vancouver.
This area is full of old time charm and character, With well maintained, old brick buildings, and colourful facades. Streets trimmed with wrought iron barriers.
Mature trees line this street. Even the street lights are victorian style.
All this old time treasure is just steps from the towering buildings of modern day Vancouver. The "space-ship" on top of Harbor Center is actually a revolving restaurant that affords fabulous views of the lower mainland.
Right beside the cruise ship terminal is the train station. This is the hub for the West Coast Express train, ALRT, and Seabus. Convenient access to transportation to other parts of Vancouver and the lower mainland.
Red brick with white plaster trims and embellishments on the outside. The inside of the train station is a really gorgeous old architecture. The detail in here is so pretty.
In Gastown, you will find an abundance of giftshops, where you can stock up on all your Canadiana bling. Get all your souvenir shopping done here. Then enjoy a meal in one of the many wonderful restaurants and cafes.