Vancouver Steam Clock, Vancouver

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  • Address: 305 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B9, Canada
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids
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About Vancouver Steam Clock, Vancouver

Located in Gastown, the Vancouver Steam Clock is powered by steam that gushes out at the strike of every hour. Even though the technology of using steam to cerate mechanical energy is pretty old (19th century), the idea of using it in clocks was proposed in the 1970’s. Take a walk around the whole neighbourhood filled with Victorian- era style houses, cobbled pathways and many eateries that make this a rather popular hangout spot.

How To reach Vancouver Steam Clock by Public Transport

  • By Bus: WB Water St FS Abbott St
  • By Skytrain: EB w Cordova St NS Seymour St
  • By Ferry: Waterfront Stn SeaBus Northbound
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car, Bicycle or Scooter.

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  • This Steam Clock is really cool and interesting to observe/take pics with. It is the oldest one in Canada I believe, at least one of the first steam clocks built I don't remember the year. It's located in a super trendy area. To be completely honest, if you're in the area check it out. I wouldn't suggest making a trip to come here as it is just a clock on the side of the street.

  • I love Gastown! The clock is a must see for those of you that have never been! Try and go there just before the next hour to hear it whistle and steam away!! All kinds of lovely shops to browse and wander through as well as many nice places to eat and drink. You'll when you're in Gastown when you see the bubble lamps everywhere!!

  • Historical clock in Vancouver Gastown. The Chimes are wind pipes fueled by Steam. You can hear the the pipes go from blocks away. The street crowd gives ample information about the history and the making and the working and refinishing of the clock. The steam I'm told comes from a building not too far down the street. A very interesting piece of History to see in Vancouver.

  • It's a very pretty clock in a nice area and it's free. It's more of something to see while in Gastown versus making a special trip. Only problem is it's hard to take a picture because there are always so many other people also trying to take a picture.

  • The steam clock is fascinating in a historical context—and taught me a bit about the history of Gastown—but this thing itself is also just really, really cool. We didn't actually know what to expect, having visited entirely because we noticed "Gastown Steam Clock" on the map, but we were very glad we did. As a bonus, it's a great starting point for exploring Gastown.

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