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It is worth seeing the steam clock but it is not a great attraction. There was quite a large crowd and an element of disappointment after the 'chime'.
It is located in a relatively busy part of the city with other tourist sites and you...More
Happened to be in Gastown area and remembered about the steam clock. Didn't need to know where it was, just looked for the crowd or waited for 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or hourly whistles and you will find it. It's a very nice grandfather type westminster...More
Would definitely take it in if you are in the area but wouldn’t make the trek across town to see. Amusing little toot tune plays every quarter of an hour. Probably the technicalities and how it works would impress more engineering types.
Fascinating mechanical clock that makes a great tune every half hour, same as regular chiming clocks but uses 5 steam whistles.
Worth a look if nearby but don't travel any distance just to see it - just a clock after all!
If you can stop to watch the clock's inner workings it is super interesting. The chimes and steams on the 1/4 hour and between times all the tourists fade away so you can get closer and actually have a look.
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
Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.