Vancouver Steam Clock

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

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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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TripHobo Highlights for Vancouver Steam Clock

  • Vancouver Steam Clock Address: 305 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B9, Canada
  • Vancouver Steam Clock Timing: 24-hrs
  • Vancouver Steam Clock Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Vancouver Steam Clock(preferred time): 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Vancouver Steam Clock: 00:15 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Vancouver Steam Clock

  • 15.14% of people who visit Vancouver include Vancouver Steam Clock in their plan

  • 28.65% 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

92.22% 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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  • Great landmark/tourist spot in vancouver and not just for the clock itself. The clock is gorgeous and goes off every hour and often collects a little crowd. The clock is in Gastown beside the water near Waterfront Station. Gastown is a cute cobblestone street with lots of restaurants, tourist stores, and high end stores. The street is most gorgeous at night as the trees are lit up and gives the street a great vintage feel. A favourite spot in van. Enjoy!

  • An interesting engineering project. The workings are visible. There is a limited amount of interpretive information provided on plaques, explaining how it works and why. It blows on the quarter hour and a longer blow at the hour. It plays the Westminster bells tune, and is worth hearing.

  • It's a must go place! It is the famous steam clock at Vancouver. It works every 15minutes. But better work at the o'clock time. I'll recommend after visit this place, don't go at Chinatown at night, specifically at Hastings street. I didn't know that as a tourist. Chinatown area should be visited at daylight.

  • It's a famous Vancouver landmark that draws thousands of tourists each year. As someone who works in the area and passes by it every day, it has lost its charm. Still, it's worth stopping by if you are coming from the nearby crisis ship terminal. If you want to take a dramatic shot of the clock blowing steam, arrive at around 11:30AM, because there is always a huge crowd waiting for the noon blast. And please, be mindful of your surroundings, a lot of just want to get past you without doing a dance. Oh, and try not take a picture using your iPad.

  • Gastown is a very vibrant part of Vancouver, where all the eateries are. On one of the junctions on Water Street is the Steam Clock. You can see it steaming all day long, but when it strikes it plays a tune - it sounds like a barrel organ - and puffs out steam like a steam engine does when the driver pulls the whistle chain. Quite impressive to see, and very popular with the tourists. And clever advertising by the clothes shop next to it!

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