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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is incredibly cool to see and experience. What a wonderful piece of history. The place is always packed. It’s so great to watch it operate and listen to it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kenmarsam
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank R1chardN
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Happiness477491
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Great monument. Great attraction. Fun to see the hourly alarm. Great street to be in as well.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Prax_Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

You would think it was from another century but created in the 70s. Fascinating to watch, worth the walk, really not that far from the convention center.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank iamcoreilly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank The_Crofter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must be one of the most photographed spots in the city. Unusual clock that works off steam. Go close and view the mechanism. People queue for selfies here in Gastown.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the main street through Gastown, you can't miss the steam clock - as visitors throng around it waiting for it to do it's thing (blowing its steam whistles every 15 minutes).

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mabinho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting thing to see. I would only go when it chimes on the hour as there is toying much more to see.

Date of experience: September 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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