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We drove past Gastown and the clock on a Hop On Hop Off bus and decided to return with more time the next day. The clock itself is quite remarkable and certainly unique. However when we were there it was broken and the waiter at...More
My wife and I were staying a couple of days in Vancouver before taking a cruise. We were staying at the Pan Pacific hotel. We knew that we definitely wanted to take a stroll down gas town as well as visit the world famous steam...More
The clock is styled to appear as 19th-century antiques. However, the steam clock is a more recent phenomenon built by Raymond Saunders in 1977. The clock incorporates a steam engine and electric motors and displays the time on four faces and announces the quarter hours...More
Definitely a bit of a 'one off', a clock powered by steam. Worth checking out, it goes off every 15 minutes and is fun just to watch in action. Something to take a picture of but hundreds of other tourists are doing the same thing...More
Could have spent hours just waiting for the clock to "chime" - it is amazing. Shame about the number of tourists crowding around it to have their picture taken when it does! But that is just the "me" generation. The world rotates around them. Get...More
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.