I know, I know. It's been a while and I know you're sitting at the edge of your seat waiting for the next edition of The Vancouver Chronicles. So here we go...
Gastown is the spot where Vancouver originated so it is steeped in history and has some amazing Victorian architecture. It has one of the oldest commercial strips and stunning cobble streets.
Today Gastown is one of the hippest spots with some hot home decor shops, amazing bars and restaurants popping up every day.
The most visited sight in Gastown is the steam clock. It happens to be a reproduction (shhh!) but every 15 minutes it sets off chimes on 5 brass steam whistles.
Gastown is also where the cruise ships dock when they're either departing from or visiting Vancouver.
You can also grab the seabus if you're heading to the North Shore.
This is still an area that is undergoing some gentrification so there's a seedy side to it as well so be sure to walk with your eyes ahead but you'll have a great day in Gastown.