Vancouver Steam Clock, Vancouver

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Address: 305 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B9, Canada

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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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  • A total tourist attraction, worth a visit to get it checked off the list if you are nearby! Located in Gastown which is well worth a visit. Always seems busy with a lot of crowds. One of the only working steam clocks in the world I believe!

  • The clock is definitely worth checking out. It's neat that it's run by Steam. It's also fun to watch the marble smooth within it. I wish the city would put some money into keeping it clean though.

  • Fun to watch but wow!!! It gets crowded as everyone waits for the action to happen! We decided to watch kitty corner and had a great view. (Also a view of silly tourists who crowd and spill out onto the street in the middle of traffic). I took a video and unfortunately have no photos of the activity! Pretty cool to watch. It sounds on the quarter hour and the main attraction happens on the hour. We wandered to area and returned a few minutes before the hour. Prepare to be crowded!!!

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  • Live passion for watches took me here as a must see and it was well worth it. First ever steam watch I saw. And we'll worth going to the steam brewery just beside it.

  • This is a streetscape monument in Gastown. It is s clock run by steam. It whistles the quarter hours and the hour. Fun fir kids of all ages. Especially at Noon.

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