We can easily spend half a day there to hang out in Gastown and Chinatown, two very typical neighborhoods located near the big hotels. Gastown is the oldest Vancouver neighborhood, in the process of undergo a real face lift. Fashionable shops, trendy restaurants, lively sidewalks, beautiful brick houses saved demolition. The most famous monument of the city is there: a steam clock with an astonishing mechanism and equipped with whistles. It should not be too much depart from the main arteries in this neighborhood, because we fall quickly on tramps, on young people and less young women not too shy, obviously. Next to Gastown, the neighborhood Chinese offers walkers an incredible variety of products exotic food - and not always very appetizing - exposed by the merchants at the doors of their shops.