On a street corner of this Victorian-era warehouse district stands the world's first steam clock, and probably the ... More
Gastown Steam Clock
On a street corner of this Victorian-era warehouse district stands the world's first steam clock, and probably the city's most photographed attraction. The timepiece plays the Westminster Chimes every hour and whistles every fifteen minutes with a gush of steam. Despite its Gothic style, it's not as old as it looks. Famed inventor and horologist Ray Saunders built the clock to muffle steam from underground lines that were used to hean local buildings. This touristy place also serves as a great shopping destination; some of the collections include antiques, boxed teas, jars of maple syrups, clothes, household items, bags, and lots more. For more information call ahead.
I am from mexico, I went vancouver 10 years ago. I visit Gastown and I adore that place, on the clock I taked a lot of pictures with my friends, with my ex-boyfriend and these place always give me a nostalgic memories, don't miss it!
It is free so visit if you must. The clock itself is not a big attraction, possibly 15 minutes worth. Much of the publicity is because of publicity. That said, the neighborhood is a nice place for stroll, shopping, and eating. In the way, why not spend 15 minutes and tick the item off the list!
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