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Marine Building

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Address: 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G8, Canada
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+1 604-684-4819
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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It's all in the details. From the grand exterior to the marble flooring to the stain glass window. The Marine building lives up to its name with marine life related facade... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's all in the details. From the grand exterior to the marble flooring to the stain glass window. The Marine building lives up to its name with marine life related facade featured in the interior. When inside, be sure to look up then visit the 2nd floor to really take in the grandeur of the art deco era. This building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go inside have a look, take the lift to the second floor while admiring the art deco wood panelling, when you get out there a number of balconies were you can get an even better look of the foyer

Thank varney
Manning Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying downtown and took one of the small tugs over to the Marine Building which in itself was fun; the museum was more than we expected

Thank MKE239
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

This building is a rare opportunity to go back in time and see an piece of art deco. The outside is charming with the wooden revolving doors, the grand entrance way and the pieces of art carved into the outside of the walls. Take a moment to look at the carvings on the brass surrounding the door - seahorses. Look... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The art deco architecture of the Marine building makes it one of my favourite buildings to visit. It is home to a couple of restaurants on the ground floor with offices above. Be sure to go inside the building and look at the elevators brass doors and inlaid walls. Take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor landing for... More 

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

This building is offices upstairs, so it is not open on the weekend. I finally got to Vancouver mid-week, and was able to see the inside. Absolutely stunning! And a gentleman got off the elevator and told us we could go up to the 2nd level and view it all from there. Otherwise we wouldn't have known that.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Great to see a Grand Old Lady amidst slabs of modern glass -- next time hopefully I'll have time to check out the lobby which I hear is photo worthy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Even if you're just walking by, this is a great stop for ten minutes to admire the architecture. Surrounded by buildings of glass, the intricate workmanship all throughout the building is beautiful and something to admire. We just walked by on our way back to our hotel, and it was definitely worth the extra block of walking!

Thank Allyn J
Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The outside of the building has some great architecture. They don't allow you to see much inside unless you have business there, but the lobby is great and worth visiting.

Thank Michael M
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Surely the Marine Building is the finest example of its kind in the world. Some compare it to the Empire State in New York, another icon of a by-gone era yet this building is more artistic in my view. Fortunately city fathers everywhere now understand a classic building should be saved so its art and heritage can be bequeathed to... More 

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