""Gassy" Jack" Gastown Tip by joanj

Gastown, Vancouver: 69 reviews and 115 photos

  "Gassy"Jack Statue
by joanj

Gastown had its origins when Edward Stamp built a sawmill on the shores of Burrard Inlet in 1886, taking advantage of the surrounding forest and easy access to water transportation.

Gastown is named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, an English sailer noted both for his endless chatter and for the saloon he opened for the local sawmill workers in 1867.

You can see the Statue of "Gassy" Jack at the corner of Carrall and Water streets.

Address: Water Street, Vancouver
Directions: North-east corner of downtown Vancouver, along Water Street in
Phone: 604 683 5650
Website: http://www.gastown.org/

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  • Updated Jun 22, 2005
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