Nine O´Clock Gun
Nine O´Clock Gun
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Neighborhood: Stanley Park
Stanley Park is Vancouver's premier spot to get up close and personal with nature and animals. The grassy expanse offers outdoor teahouses and stunning views, beachfront hideaways and splash parks. It is a typical getaway spot for friends and families, especially as it is home to Vancouver's aquarium, and some of its best equestrian outlets.
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TravelinSuz
Fernley, NV939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Sure this is a tourist thing to do but fun. The worlds prettiest park shoots an unload cannon nightly.
Written April 25, 2020
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dgbg100106
Odenton, MD1,695 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I understand the need for the cage around it because people do stupid things, but they have it covered so much now you can't really see it. It is a shame really.

The gun is really a large cannon a 12-pound muzzleloader that fires off every night at 9 pm and has done so almost every night for a century. I read that it had even been kidnapped and it has fired upon a loating fuel barge and has it's own Twitter account!
Written October 6, 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Thanks to the installation of the cannon, sticks of dynamite were never again used to announce to ships that it was 9 o'clock and time to set their chronometers. That dynamite job was performed by the lighthouse keeper who needed to hold it or detonate it above the water. I think I'd rather hand feed alligators.

The 12-pound gun/cannon was cast in England in 1816 and bears the crests of famous people, including King George the III (remember him? American Revolution?) It is located near Deadman's Island military installation and the statue of the running man.

Surrounding the gun is a very sturdy metal and stone cage because of a theft in 2017. Engineering students from UBC made off with the cannon and held it hostage until a ransom (paid to the children's hospital) was paid. The gun is still fired (electronically) daily and is still hand-stuffed with black powder daily.

Although we've not been here in the evening, the cage is supposed to have lights inside that go off before the gun fires and back on when it is over. At nine pm, we generally are not out and about in parks that measure 1,001 acres so we haven't actually seen or heard the gun fire.
Written July 30, 2019
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,559 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Other than at 9pm (I would guess) when it fires each evening, this is not a destination in itself. But as part of a visit to Stanley Park its worth a quick look. Its a cannon in a cage.
Written June 6, 2019
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UmmaBAtraveller
Vancouver, Canada403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
So this cannon goes off at 9pm every night . It’s located in Stanley Park , so if your there , I guess it’s worth it . But don’t go just for the 9pm cannon .. It’s a touch of history .
Written December 12, 2018
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UmmaBAtraveller
Vancouver, Canada403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This cannon goes off every night at 9pm. It’s a bit loud , and it’s right in Stanley Park. If you grab a seat on the grass near here it’s a great view of the skyline and a neat thing to see.
Written August 15, 2018
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
While not worth a trip on its own, this is located only a few steps from the totem poles. So, if you are driving, and parked at the totems (a must-see in their own right), walk a few steps along the seawall, and there you are. If you are hiking the sea wall, there it is on your right. This gun is important, as it hearkens back to the days when few people owned a watch. Those who could hear it, most of Vancouver at that time, could set their home clocks. During WWII, it was a comforting signal that all was well. Take a few minutes to walk by and read the plaque.
Written March 29, 2018
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