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Library Square

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Wonderful architecture

This is a great facility and was located very close to our hotel in Robson Street. it was spacious... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand

We worked by this square almost daily and it is a very interesting design but not in the sun. The... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Steve T
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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350 Georgia St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6B1, Canada
+1 604-331-3600
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All reviews interesting building great architecture nice square children's section robson streets heart of downtown starting point worth a visit hop on hop off bus rainy day colosseum libraries structure protesters curve replica material
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great facility and was located very close to our hotel in Robson Street. it was spacious inside and there were great areas for children as well as for the adults. While we were there the rooftop garden was re-opened and this was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to hang out and admire the architecture of the library. Definitely worth the visit. We visited the square a couple of times already.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unusual shape for a library building, but it is impressive. Definitely gets people talking about the shape.

Thank RBN11
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The building of the Vancouver Public Library really looks like the Collosium in Rome. Once you enter the library you can spend a whole day reading and enjoying various sections of the library Borrowing books requires library card and BC ID. Automatic pick-up and Drop-off...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018

We worked by this square almost daily and it is a very interesting design but not in the sun. The one thing that put us off getting too close to it was the incidence of beggars - that said it's a nicely designed contemporary square....More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is part of the main shopping area around Robson Street, Nothing much else to say about it. Not sure why it is listed as a tourist attraction.

Thank h1st0ry
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We used Library square as our pickup and drop off point for the hop on hop off bus as well as the free pickup for the Capilano bridge tour. If you don;t have tickets you can buy one off the attendants who wait at the...More

Thank Merilynn
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is an unusual and photogenic building of unusual structure. It out me in mind of the collosseum in time in a small scale.great photo opportunity and there is a nice square opposite with fountains to see in the same visit

Thank Linda B
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We still read books ! By the ton ! This is the cities main library. Nice architecture. Has coffee shops and smaller restaurants. Large kids books section . Obviously not just books. Open every day for long hours too.A good free place to spend some...More

Thank s c
Reviewed July 3, 2018

...And hubby suggested it this past Sunday for a drink pre Caps game. I wasn't keen but could not verbalize why until we got there and I remembered. It is always noisy, takes ages to get served and it's expensive. Was surprisingly quiet there that...More

Thank sumiln
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Response from Noris2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Moonglow, The most expensive parking is near the Vancouver Convention Centre. It's $6 an hour near Cordova and Burrard streets. It's $7 an hour at the nearby EasyPark lot. that's the price approximately in most areas... More