Summer is a time to get outdoors and explore, preferably on foot. And this year, the Gastown Business Improvement Society (GBIS) is making that easier than ever.

Vancouver residents and visitors can officially explore the historic neighbourhood of Gastown via free single-use 1 Zone TransLink passes, which are available to snag now!

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Those who shop, dine, or support one of these participating businesses can receive a free pass for their ride home or next visit to Gastown:

  • Arcane Body Arts
  • Artemesia
  • Chic Winds
  • Clough Club
  • Coffee Bar
  • Colourbox
  • Dutil Denim
  • East Van Roasters
  • Evorden Jewelry
  • Flowstate Hair Design
  • Fluevog
  • Gravity Pope
  • Guilt & Co.
  • Inform Interiors
  • Is That French
  • JWS
  • Kozak
  • Lamplighter
  • Make Gastown
  • Milano Coffe
  • Monaco Cafe
  • Nelson the Seagull
  • Nurture with Nature
  • OK Boot
  • Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe
  • One of a Few
  • Out & About
  • Pacific Rose Tattoo
  • Patchwork Art Studio
  • Petrichor Social
  • Primp & Proper
  • Roden Gray
  • Rowan Sky
  • Sadacci Café
  • Saunter Coffee
  • Silver Gallery
  • Six Acres
  • Steamworks
  • Stega Eatery
  • Timbertrain
  • The Block
  • The Cambie
  • Water St Cafe
  • Vinyl Records

For those arriving by car, the popular free parking initiative in Gastown has returned, providing visitors with three hours of complimentary parking at EasyPark Lot 126 (151 West Cordova Street).

Note that visitors can submit their free parking through the Offpark website and claim this once every seven days. 

Finally, those who prefer two wheels to four can hop on a Mobi bike at one of two new Mobi bike stations, with their locations to come. So stay tuned for those details!

Looking for a fun weekly pop-up series to check out? Gastown Thursday Nights are back with free live music from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm every Thursday until September 5th.

So there you have it, Vancouver! You’ll soon be able to enjoy all the great food, patios, galleries, shopping, and live events that Gastown has to offer without burning a hole in your wallet.

Happy exploring!