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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I read about it briefly while at the hotel and while walking on Water St we saw it. It’s small and blows out steam. Cute. Nothing else to say....

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place! Opportunity to be a part of the best photographer or video maker of the world. Transit runs near by. Many bus routes, trains, sea bus. Worth a visit to this unique spot. There's lots of bars and restaurants nearby so it would be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Noolka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened to hit the timing of the clock just right and got to hear and see the show. It doesn't take long and it is really fun. Kids loved it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pjgrad
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

A while back I started taking picture of street clocks, but this steam clock is unique. It’s fascinating to contemplate people’s reactions with expectation as to when the steam will burst out of the pipes... and quite honestly, it is so much fun to witness...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank caligirl0105
Reviewed 13 February 2019

One of a kind. Steam clock found right in the heart of Gas Town. Worth a look as I don't think there is one anywhere else. Surrounded by small shops and great places to eat .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kimshropshire
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Just a novelty, as it’s actually run by electricity to ensure it keeps the right time! Worth a look and serves as a bit of a landmark for navigation in that part of the city. When in the area, we would stop by and listen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ekulandaidyl
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Hmmm...the steam clock is interesting but rather unremarkable. I’m not sure why this features so highly up the traditional list of things to do in Vancouver. I was expecting something much grander. My children still can’t comprehend why we walked to see this. Having said...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NP3003
Reviewed 26 January 2019

This clock is very interesting and has an unusual history. Built in 1977, the steam clock marked the completion of the city’s revitalization project of Gastown. In an effort to attract more people to Gastown, local storeowners and private donors raised $58,000 to pay for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chrisinkingwood2
Reviewed 22 January 2019

This is very unique, and you will not see many (if any) anywhere else. However, it is very touristy and some of the places in GasTown are very overrated.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gary2425
Reviewed 20 January 2019

Never seen a clock that runs on steam before - so it was interesting to see the mechanism and how it works. It was great to be there on the half hour too, so heard it sound the chimes - a smaller version of Big...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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Patrick G
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Nope, always has been electrical
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Electric motors
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305 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B9, Canada