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Address: 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
Phone Number: 604 331 3600
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Movie Location Central

Awesome architecture means this location is in many films. Set downtown it's a modern example of Vancouver style architecture. Looks like Rome's Colloseum! As you walk inside the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Vancouver this would not be my fist pace to go. It is a very interesting building. Nice square and very occasionally they have a market or festival there. Still, the shops inside are not that great and beyond just taking a quick look at the exterior there is not much to do. Best library if you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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122 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a typical library. Can get very busy. Often spent time studying here. However if you are from out of the city, it would constitute a walk by to get some photos as it is a nice looking building.

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Thank ashlee207
Fort McMurray, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

There are so many choices in Vancouver, but we remembered how great the Library Square was. Our server Keegan was one of the best servers we have experienced!! The food was extremely tasty and the gin and tonics were fantastic! If you are in Vancouver, this is the best choice!

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Thank ForMacGirl
Vancouver, Canada
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404 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Awesome architecture means this location is in many films. Set downtown it's a modern example of Vancouver style architecture. Looks like Rome's Colloseum! As you walk inside the ceiling height goes way up! Cool place to add to your experience of Robson Street

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Thank canadian175
Bc
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78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

The architecture is appealing. Composed of glass from the inside and mortar on the outside. I find it hard to see all the homeless people congregate to the tables and space for library or business customers. This issue should be addressed to make the area more safe and clean for everyone. Security at the entrance of the library a few... More 

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Thank W U
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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931 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

This is great example of at least some interesting architectural design and a wonderful community benefit. All sorts of places to sit and visit in the square.

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Thank Joel K
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The building structure reminds me when I was in Rome, Italy. It is almost the similar appearance of the coliseum in Rome. There are benches that you can sit to enjoy the surroundings when the weather is nice. It is close to Robson Street - the trendy place to shop and eat. Lots of coffee shops and restaurants that you... More 

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Thank 3578roses
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

a very nice library on the fringe of downtown, close to transit, restaurants, bars and hotels, which makes it easily accessible to residents and tourists alike. Beautiful architecture.

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Thank MWJWJMac
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

As seen in a lot of movies and TV shows. Cool structure. Being a local,I use it as shortcut to get to Robson st. There are a few shops inside (pizza,coffee,snacks,gifts, bank machine) and of course the library.

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Thank jettsgal
Reston, VA, USA
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A very interesting building with extraordinary architectural features.We only had time to look at it from the outside. Intend to explore it more thoroughly during a future visit.

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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.