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Steam Clock

4.5/5
119 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Liked by 7
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 15-30 minutes
Address: Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B8, Canada
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Phone: +1-604-8737000

What people are saying:

Vancouver must go to check-in! The Steam Clock, located on Water Street in Vancouver Gastown, is the first steam-driven clock in the world. It has been erected here since 1977, and it has continued to ring every 15 minutes for hundreds of years. The flute tells the time and stands upright as a historic landmark in Vancouver. As a must-visit tourist attraction in Vancouver, tourists come to take pictures and check in regardless of day or night. It was just after six o'clock when I arrived, and I missed a round of announcements, so I chose to hang around in the neighborhood. Wait till seven! The bell can finally be heard! Stopping by the steam clock, watching the white steam roaring out, accompanied by the sound of the horn, as if returning to the ancient steam age. The bell rang, and diners in nearby restaurants also ran out to take pictures. The steam clock is 2 meters high and has clock faces on all sides. Below the dial is completely transparent. The operation of the parts can be clearly seen. It uses steam as power to drive the transmission mechanism of the clock. Steam is ejected every 15 minutes, making it a unique thing in Vancouver. landscape. At the beginning of the lanterns, the street lights came on one after another, and the night scene was beautiful.

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  • Peter F
    Peter F
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    The World's Only steam operated Clock. Gastown, Vancouver, BC

    The World's Only steam operated clock with steam whistles at the half hour and hour.. located on Water Street in Gastown, Vancouver, it's fun & seems to be a little off on when to blow the whistles. ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604144748000+0800)/
  • FlyAtNight
    FlyAtNight
    Toronto
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    Not exactly a steam clock

    We visited the Steam Clock on a rainy evening. I read that the clock really isn't steam powered as it has electric motors. It does however let off steam every hour and plays Westminster Quarters eve...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602289987000+0800)/
  • springof69
    springof69
    canada
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    One of those things you have to see

    Gastown is a lovely area to wander around. The steam clock is something everyone needs to see. Just because. It has been in movies and shows so most people can recognize it.

    Reviewed on /Date(1598160190000+0800)/
  • Ivona K
    Ivona K
    Warsaw, Poland
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    Unique and fun!

    It's best enjoyed sitting with a coffee or a great meal in one of the nearby establishments. Goes off evry 15mins.

    Reviewed on /Date(1596734095000+0800)/
  • toddlerpants
    toddlerpants
    Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
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    Quirky steam clock

    This clock fits right in with its surroundings. It stands a little taller than a person on the corner of the street. It was built in 1977 at the corner of Cambie and Water streets in Vancouver's Gas...

    Reviewed on /Date(1596102228000+0800)/

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