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Library Square

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Address: 350 Georgia St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
Phone Number: 604 331 3600
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Good place to hang out

Get a drink or grab a bite and hang out here to relax and take in the weather on a suitable day. We stayed almost next to it so spent quite some time at this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AbbyDoo12
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Library Square was completed in 1995 by famed architect Moshe Safdie. The design, with curved walls wrapped around a square inner building, is even more remarkable from the inside. The library information desk has self-guided tour brochures. I love the bridges that connect the square parts of the building to the curved wrap. Also, look for the treasure chest hidden... More 

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Thank Slow-travel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a drink or grab a bite and hang out here to relax and take in the weather on a suitable day. We stayed almost next to it so spent quite some time at this place.

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Thank AbbyDoo12
Vancouver, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really a fantastic looking building, and being a fairly busy square it is a nice spot to sit and people watch with a coffee. Of course a Starbucks is located downstairs. With it's central location in Downtown Vancouver it's not a far walk from anywhere, and lots of transit options available.

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Thank Chris S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just go, see it and ✅.. Very popular spot....... A true replica, Lots of small stores at ground level Great for pictures Must visit and done

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Thank pacaseb
Western Shore, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard Bill Mathers stopped by there to have a steak before his show last time he was in town and he was raving about the guy that cooked it so we had to go !!! Newly appointed Chef Troy Otto of Pacific Culinary Institute was on hand and we had a delicious and most delightful meal before we saw... More 

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Thank MagicintheWoods77
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Library Square is always a cool spot to stop for a while if visiting or living here in Vancouver, BC. There are lots of people on any given day, great for just people watching, networking, enjoying the public library or hanging outside to pass time, as people are buzzing by. It's a cool spot here in Vancouver to sit, read... More 

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Thank TravellingBlackFinn
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Library Square in Vancouver is definitely worth a visit. It's arresting architecture draws you in to the semi-circular "old town walking street". Have a nosh, browse the library for those old-fashioned books, DVDs, reference material and the views from the upper carrels. The meeting rooms in the lower level have all manner of concerts and events. It's a great choice... More 

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Thank marilynwill
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

What a cool building. It was one of the places I really wanted to see downtown. My top pick actually, and so worth it. Not a whole lot of people when we went, so it was nice and quiet. The only negative part was the top "green space" was not done (nor projected to be complete until 2018), so we... More 

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Thank nevsav
Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a lovely Building that holds the Vancouver Library. Great for taking pictures of. Good location and nicely laid out inside with of course all the things a good library should have.

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Thank CharlietheBlueJay
British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Could be a good place to meet friends, grab some grub from a local food truck or a drink at a local restaurant. The architecture of this building is pretty cool. Lots of books in the library!

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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.