Vancouver Steam Clock

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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

Vancouver Steam Clock - Review

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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  • 10.92% of people who visit Vancouver include Vancouver Steam Clock in their plan

  • 28.27% of people start their Vancouver Steam Clock visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Vancouver Steam Clock

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

92.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vancouver Steam Clock

People normally club together Marine Building and Granville Island Brewing while planning their visit to Vancouver Steam Clock.

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Vancouver Steam Clock, Vancouver Reviews

  • One of the very few Steam Clocks available in operation. A must see for all audience whether you are a tourist or resident to this province or elsewhere. Keep in mind that this location attracts crowd, taking pictures may be challenging. Grabbing a bite to eat around the area will keep you looking at the clock every hour due to its steam whistle. A unique and a great mechanism that stood the test of time.

  • Cool little attraction, don't expect anything too large! The plaques on all four sides are informative. Whistle sounds every short while. Plenty of people here of course wanting photos next to it so ideally get in, take your shot, then move on as to be courteous to others. Can have a few beggars right next to it due to its high foot traffic.

  • Great little piece of history and a popular tourist attraction. As a local, I find humour in watching giant groups of tourists gather around and wait for the steam clock to blow every 15 minutes, then they take photos and videos like crazy!! I guess in that way, it's also a tourist attraction for the locals!

  • Absolutely marvellous contraption. Hasn't changed in over 30 years. Great place to warm up on the winter 😂. The area around Gastown however, that has changed. A couple of streets are still ok but outside of this it becomes a bit scruffy and maybe the people there don't help with the overall experience.

  • What an amazingly well built time piece. Story is that it was donated to the Gastown heritage foundation. Visitors come from all over the world to see its marvel. I am always in awe whenever I hear it's whistle blow.

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