Gastown: Where Trendy Works. Vancouver, Canada

I just loved our morning and night walks in Gastown. It's such a beautiful little area in Vancouver that still retains its historic charm and independent spirit. I couldn't quite decide if Gastown is more about urban upscale or simple Canadian warmth as we experienced plenty of both. Anyway, the restaurants there offered us amazing food experiences with charming attitude and jazz. The center piece of the district amongst all these restaurants and quirky shops is The Steam Clock. The clock works are literally powered by steam and it's quite fascinating when it whistles the time! It adds to an already very romantic atmosphere at night along with the narrow streets and period lighting. We were really pleased to have booked a hotel so close to this part of the city. 

Here is the unofficial steam clock watchman. He knew EVERYTHING about the clock! : )