"A trip to historic Gastown is a must for visitors to Vancouver. And no wonder. Picture a tangle of cobble-stoned streets, mews, courtyards, and Victorian architecture set against a back drop of snow-capped mountains. Or an antique steam clock that blows its musical salute every 15 minutes. Yet Gastown is more than a trip into the past. It's also a bustling modern community. So sit back and sip on a beer at one of the many brew-pubs, eat fresh fish or ethnic food in an array of restaurants, or listen to live music. Stay a while. Check into a hotel, and shop for antiques, Canadian Native art or look for designer fashions."

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