Waterfront Station
Waterfront Station
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Neighbourhood: Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
How to get there
  • Waterfront • 1 min walk
  • Granville • 6 min walk

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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,858 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Waterfront Station is an architecturally beautiful building. It was built in early twentieth century and is now a hub for a range of different modes of transport.
Written 6 January 2024
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Waterfront station is located at the end of both the Canada and Expo lines. It is a very nice and aesthetic station which also hosts a number of small shops and restaurants inside. There is plenty to do nearby in Gastown also. In addition, the station allows for connectivity to the Seabus (to North Vancouver) and long distance rail networks via the West Coast Express.
Written 5 September 2019
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Margaret B
Greenbelt, MD712 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Convenient train for getting to airport, etc., but too bad you have to walk all the way to the Cordova St. entrance when there's another entrance that could be used closer to the waterfront.
Written 14 December 2019
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twindates
Vancouver, Canada268 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Signage is clear and fairly easy to get around. Astounding that there are no public washrooms.. This station has thousands of visitors that pass through in our wonderful city and NO WASHROOMS...BEWARE....
Written 17 November 2019
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Tony S
North Vancouver, Canada34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Hosted a business lunch. Seating was private and just what I wanted. Food was good. No alcoholic drinks. Service was exceptionally attentive.
Written 8 October 2019
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pratiknruparel
Calgary, Canada615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is the first/last station for the Vancouver sky-train! Very nice architecture and very scenic! Could be crowded if visited during certain time of the day but still worth visiting!
Written 15 August 2019
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Michael
Arvada, CO137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
Updated to modern standards, but still holds that charm of yesteryear. The friendly, helpful staff are a jewel. Only downside was ten bucks per bag to store them while we wandered the town on a five hour layover.
Written 10 July 2019
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Jetset18MelM
San Diego, CA152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
It's like Vancouver's Grand Central station. All forms of city transportation departs here. Buses, trains and Sea Bus. It's got a beautiful old grand charm to it. Take a second to look at the architecture design it's beautiful. If you want to experience a train station in this city. This would be the one to have a look at.
Written 18 December 2017
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
While I've found myself disappointed and depressed at the number of architectural marvels that have gone "under wraps" as serious work is undertaken on their exteriors, it was a delight to get downtown and see "The Station" is not only still standing, but still functional. Built over one hundred years ago to handle transcontinental trains, it has renaissanced into a twenty-first century transit hub for sky-trains and sea-buses. It has gone from bringing immigrants from the east, to serving commuters from all points of the compass. And, as the photographs show, it retains its original artwork and gingerbread. If you are from out-of-town and enjoy architecture, you'll love this!
Written 9 July 2021
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,722 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Always enjoy coming here to see the unique architecture, as this is the main stopping location for Sky Trains / Seabus & Wets Coast Express. Nicely located in downtown Vancouver & easy way to access the North Shore!
Written 23 May 2021
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