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Maple Tree Square

107 Carrall St | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2H9, Canada
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107 Carrall St | Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2H9, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Maple Tree Square is an interesting historical area, it is where Vancouver began in 1867 when Gassy Jack opened a salon. The first council meeting was held here underneath a maple tree. It also has its own flat iron building to rival the one in...More

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The Maple Tree square, where the "Gassy Jack" statue and Vancouvers own Flat Iron building are located is a great stop on a stroll through Gastown. Located where in which Vancouver received its name it is definitely worth the stop if you are into your...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 28 November 2016

In the past we came here many times a year, however not in the past 25 years. Lot's of the stores have changed, this palce has aged with time, however it's still part of Gastown & work the visit!

Thank sashakeena
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This square -- now essentially the intersection of Alexander, Water, Powell and Carrall streets in the Gastown neighborhood -- is where Vancouver began in 1867. That's when John Deighton opened a salon here.. A nearby maple tree (now gone) provided shade for the first city...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This area is the first drop off on the bus when arriving in Gastown. It is the place of the steam clock and lots of souvenir, clothing, gifts, restaurants etc. Also lots of beggars and people trying to get you to part with cash for...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is home to a somewhat iconic flatiron style building, the first reinforced concrete structure built in Canada, originally built as a hotel but now converted into residential accommodation. Facing the building on the opposite side is a statue of 'Gassy Jack' in part responsible...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Here you will find the Gassy Jack statue and detailed information about this and the nearby Maple Tree. The hotel opposite reminds me of the Flatiron Building in NYC. There are plenty of eating places here too as it is part of Gastown.

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited Maple Tree Square in Gastown yesterday on our visit to the area. The square is most famous as being the center of the old, original Vancouver city, and also for the statue of Gastown legend 'Gassy Jack'. The square is surrounded by nice...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Statue of Gassy Jack in this quaint square in Gastown area. This is the historic centre of Vancouver and you need to go here to discover the heart of the old city back when it was first settled by loggers and fur traders.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I was having a really good look around this fine city when I came upon Maple tree Square, A nice little open intersection with the Hotel Europe on one corner looking like a cross between A quaint central european town hall and the Flat Iron...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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