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Gastown Steam Clock
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Famous steam powered clock, which delights travellers with it's timely whistle.
Gastown's most famous landmark is its steam-powered clock, located on the corner of Cambie and Water Street.
A steam clock is a clock which is fully or partially powered by a steam engine. Only a few functioning steam clocks exist, most designed and built by Canadian horologist Raymond Saunders for display in urban public spaces. Steam clocks built by Saun… Address: 305 Water St, Vancouver BC V6B 1B8
The Steam Clock in Historic Gastown is a famous landmark that goes off every 15 minutes, but emits a puff of steam at the top of the hour! Go down and check it out while you enjoy the sites in Gastown!
A few short minutes walk from the unit takes you to Gastown, Vancouver's un official centre for tourism. Shops, restraunts, pubs, clubs, galleries, boutiques, curiosities, and historical/cultural oddities, make up much of this historical neighbourhood.
No first time trip to Vancouver is complete without a trip to the historic steam clock in Gastown. While there check out Vancouver's oldest neightborhood, the Gassy Jack statue, Blood Alley, and get your tourist on! All the souvenir shops are here.