On a street corner of this Victorian-era warehouse district stands the world's first steam clock, and probably the city's ... 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 15 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 in 1977 to muffle steam from underground lines that were used to heat local buildings.
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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