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Marine Building

Address: 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G8, Canada (Downtown)
Phone Number: 604 684 4819
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Ranked #28 of 336 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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vancouver
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

to really appreciate this building you have to go inside the lobby to appreciate the art and workmanship form the 1920's that is seldom seen in buildings, easier to reach lots of parking nearby but fills up quickly, best to go on a weekend, nice British pub inside the building

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Gympie, Australia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
84 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had seen this building but the Capilano bus driver pointed it out so we decided on a closer look. As he had explained, check out the lifts interior & you can get some great reflective shots from all the surrounding glass towers. definitely a place to visit, there is also a coffee shop on the ground floor if in... More 

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Western Shore, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is one of the most amazing buildings in the world. It housed the old Grain Exchange at one time which is now a restaurant. From the stunning brass front doors entering into an enchanting foyer........Look down Look up Look all around Then go up to the Mezz level and look down again. Find your astrological sign. If you are... More 

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Vancouver
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The most beautiful older building in Vancouver. Take the time for a walk through and enjoy the details....

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Victoria
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211 reviews 211 reviews
25 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I rarely suggest visiting a building but this one is worth a visit. A beautiful art deco building that has been lovingly maintained. The lobby is gorgeous.

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NYC
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

this building exterior and lobby are a marvel to look at. There is a bit of history about the building on the plaques along Canada Place, located nearby (which is why we went to visit). You won't be here very long, and unless you are a huge architecture buff you probably shouldn't go far out of your way to visit.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

this is part of Vancouver's architectural history and features many unique and special finishings....inlaid wood, open mezzanine.... you really have to see it to truly appreciate the workmanship that went into the interior and to a large degree the exterior of this old but still beautiful building in the downtown.

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Art and architecture buffs will love this place. Think of going to work each morning and ascending in these detailed elevators, experiencing the sunlight from the vast lighting afforded by the meticulous windows and their frames, and then imagine opening your newspaper to the day's news, reading from an Art Deco perch in one of the world's greatest pieces of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

for several years! Love old buildings. This one is special. even the elevators are art! And there is so much care to preserve the intricacies.

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Campbell River, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have visited the marine building many times over the years and never get tired of this masterpiece of old world craftsmanship. The elevators are absolutely stunning! One cannot visit downtown Vancouver without stopping by this gem.

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