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Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Hitchcock2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank TheTravelingMcGuires
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This nice steam clock is the landmark for Gastown surrounded by old buildings that accommodate souvenir shops restaurants. The steam clock gives up gas on the hour. Don't spend much time here.

Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Begonia3
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank PVilly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The clock is a symbol of Gastown. It looks like it has been there for years. It is a must see when in Gastown. The area around it is so fun of history

Thank brucew697
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s worth the trip! Beautiful old steam clock that goes off on the hour! Crowds gather to hear it sound and there are several bars/restaurants in the vicinity to enjoy

Thank finzup2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am glad we saw this clock as it was steaming. It was awesome and funny at the same time. Very steampunk.

Thank ralphw440
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the area it's so vibrant and with Chinatown so close you'll always find something to do. Steam Clock is beautiful it is a treat when the steam comes out.

Thank Michelle B
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Gastown
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
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Patrick G
January 12, 2017|
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Response from mcnite | Reviewed this property |
Nope, always has been electrical
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Patrick G
January 12, 2017|
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Electric motors
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December 25, 2016|
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