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Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

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Superb performances and engaging community outreach! Highly recommend!

Art classes, yoga, singing, world class performances, arts festivals, community meetings...this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RoxanneStanick
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Surrey, Canada
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The local SkyTrain station is called Yaletown-Roundhouse, and the roundhouse is still there. It's... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Kate B
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Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre is located in Yaletown on Pacific Blvd between Davie and Drake. Open 7 days a week (except statutory holidays) and always hopping: courses and programs for all ages, a black box theatre, galleries, an...more
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181 Roundhouse Mews | (Downtown), Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3, Canada
Yaletown & False Creek North
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Art classes, yoga, singing, world class performances, arts festivals, community meetings...this place offers it all! Right in the heart of the downtown side of False Creek, this community centre offers adventures in the arts for people of all ages. Dance festivals, art exhibitions, community engagements,...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The local SkyTrain station is called Yaletown-Roundhouse, and the roundhouse is still there. It's great to be able to stop in at the roundhouse museum, which is staffed by train history-loving volunteers.More

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RoundhouseCC, Communications at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for popping by, Kate B. Those very knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers are from the West Coast Railway Association and staff the Engine 374 Pavilion entirely, which means its free for everyone to visit. And, as you mention, very easy to get to by our...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

This locomotive is a beautiful example of the steam age. Being located at the roundhouse was smart thinking by the creators of the exhibit as this is the old turntable for the railway. The roundhouse is fairly central and just near the hop-on hop-off bus...More

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RoundhouseCC, Communications at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your enthusiastic review, crosis. We love to hear how people experience their trip to the engine, and it sounds like you had a very "trainy" BC trip, altogether. Good note to let others know about the Squamish train site which is run...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

What is #374, you ask? This is the old steam locomotive that pulled the first transcontinental train into Vancouver. A must for historians and railway buffs alike. The remainder of the building is oriented towards locals since, as the name implies, it is a community...More

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RoundhouseCC, Communications Coordinator at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for your review and the four stars, Chris. Engine 374 is such an important connection to Vancouver's history and we're so glad you found your way to the pavilion. As you say, the Roundhouse is more than the locomotive, we're also a recreation...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Locomotive No. 374 is beautifully restored (externally) and housed at the Roundhouse in a building that itself is worth seeing with its huge timber beams on the site of the original locomotive turntable and workshops. Very impressive to see and very helpful volunteer guides to...More

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RoundhouseCC, Communications Coordinator at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thanks for your review, Keith. The West Coast Railway Association are really knowledgeable, aren't they? We love their dedication to this important part of Vancouver's history.

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is a popular place to hold events the draw for us was the train. A really beautiful part of history on display. While this was really all we had time for it was worth stopping in. Easy to find an iconic part of Yaletown.More

Thank McWett
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review! A locomotive in the middle of Yaletown *is* a pretty spectacular sight. We get visitors from around the world who, like you, appreciate the historical significance of Engine 374. I'll let the West Coast Railway Associations volunteers know...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre is a hub of artistic and cultural activity in Vancouver. Festivals, art exhibitions, classes, performances in their intimate theatre and outside in their circular performance space will spice up your calendar every season. This is a happening place...More

Thank lesliesH7325QI
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind review! We love that you take advantage of all aspects of the Roundhouse. We definitely try to work on making it a fun and collaborative space. I'll let the staff know it's appreciated. ^Hanne Lene Dalgleish, Communications...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of meeting George who was the host at the CPR 374 train display. He was an amazing wealth of information and really interesting. You can access the plate and ring the bell too. The display is free but there's a donations...More

Thank Auducks
Management response:Responded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your review, Auducks. I'll let George know that you enjoyed meeting him and learning about Engine 374's history. The Pavilion is staffed solely by dedicated volunteers from the West Coast Railway Association http://wcra.org/, so I know they will appreciate your donation. ^Hanne...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Yesterday we had the privilege of speaking with "Lou" at the Roundhouse. What a great historian! He told us stories of the importance of trains to the confederation. Vancouver is very lucky to have gentlemen like Lou who have so much to share. Thank you...More

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Management response:Responded 20 June 2017

Hi Sandra. It sounds like you were visiting the Engine 374 Pavilion. The West Coast Railway Association volunteers are wonderful and love to share their extensive knowledge about all things trains. We are so grateful for their help. I'll forward your kind remarks to Lou....More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I had my wedding here back in August. The staff was great to work with and I love that they are so supportive of the arts. The brick and beams and large windows are so beautiful. Our pictures look awesome. Note that the rental of...More

Thank Emily N
Management response:Responded 25 March 2017

Thanks so much for your review, Emily. Congratulations on your marriage! It's sort of amazing to think the Roundhouse used to be a locomotive repair building and now it hosts beautiful weddings. We wish you both a long, adventurous, and art-filled life together. ^Hanne Lene...More

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