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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 #17 of 149 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Victoria
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209 reviews 209 reviews
22 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
56 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 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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Singapore, Singapore
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597 helpful votes 597 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This building looks great as you walk down Burrard st towards the harbour. Worth a quick stop to click some pics and admire the architecture.

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Vancouver, Canada
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a terrific building to wander around in - both the lobby and second floor area looking out on the lobby. One of our favourite old buildings in Vancouver (there aren't many left). Because it is an office building - you can really only go into it during the day.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Marine Building is a 'must see'. It was the tallest building in the British Empire at one time and I am not surprised it is rated as the best art deco building in the world. Great murals and carvings on the exterior but don't forget to go inside. Really great interior designs, especially inside the lifts. Unique building to... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This old building is simply beautiful inside and out. I take pictures of it every time I am downtown.

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