Gastown Steam Clock, Vancouver

A bit of a conundrum, but intriguing enough to lure me to the depths of downtown. The Gastown Steam Clock [305 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B9, Canada] looks like a relic from the Victorian Era, but really it was built in the 1970s. It’s touted as a steam clock, but it has three electric motors. Regardless of the anachronisms, it is really neat to see the inner-workings of this really cool clock.

vancouver_steam_clockThe steam does in fact wind the weights and blow the whistles. If you visit on the quarter hour you’re sure to hear the chimes and on the hour a whistle sounds!

Other things to do downtown:

+Visit an art gallery: The Contemporary Art Gallery [555 Nelson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5, Canada] is free to visit and quite popular, including multiple rooms with unique art, a gift shop, and had interactive make your own art component.

contemporary_art_gallery_vancouver+Go architecture gawking

vancouver_british_columbia+Eat at a First Nations restaurant

+Stroll through Stanley Park

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