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Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews | (Downtown), Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3, Canada
+1 604-713-1800
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Historic Steam Train Well Restored

Locomotive No. 374 is beautifully restored (externally) and housed at the Roundhouse in a building... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Great train

This is a popular place to hold events the draw for us was the train. A really beautiful part of... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
via mobile
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Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre is located in Yaletown on Pacific Blvd between Davie and Drake. Open 7 days a week (except statutory holidays) and always hopping: courses and programs for all ages, a black box theatre, galleries, an exhibition hall, and the restored historic steam engine, Engine 374.
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  • Very good54%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“yaletown area” (2 reviews)
“on display” (3 reviews)
“engine” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
181 Roundhouse Mews | (Downtown), Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3, Canada
Yaletown & False Creek North
+1 604-713-1800
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Locomotive No. 374 is beautifully restored (externally) and housed at the Roundhouse in a building that itself is worth seeing with its huge timber beams on the site of the original locomotive turntable and workshops. Very impressive to see and very helpful volunteer guides to...More

Thank keithbU5208CQ
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This is a popular place to hold events the draw for us was the train. A really beautiful part of history on display. While this was really all we had time for it was worth stopping in. Easy to find an iconic part of Yaletown.More

Thank McWett
Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review! A locomotive in the middle of Yaletown *is* a pretty spectacular sight. We get visitors from around the world who, like you, appreciate the historical significance of Engine 374. I'll let the West Coast Railway Associations volunteers know...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre is a hub of artistic and cultural activity in Vancouver. Festivals, art exhibitions, classes, performances in their intimate theatre and outside in their circular performance space will spice up your calendar every season. This is a happening place...More

Thank lesliesH7325QI
Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind review! We love that you take advantage of all aspects of the Roundhouse. We definitely try to work on making it a fun and collaborative space. I'll let the staff know it's appreciated. ^Hanne Lene Dalgleish, Communications...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had the pleasure of meeting George who was the host at the CPR 374 train display. He was an amazing wealth of information and really interesting. You can access the plate and ring the bell too. The display is free but there's a donations...More

Thank Auducks
Management response:Responded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your review, Auducks. I'll let George know that you enjoyed meeting him and learning about Engine 374's history. The Pavilion is staffed solely by dedicated volunteers from the West Coast Railway Association http://wcra.org/, so I know they will appreciate your donation. ^Hanne...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Yesterday we had the privilege of speaking with "Lou" at the Roundhouse. What a great historian! He told us stories of the importance of trains to the confederation. Vancouver is very lucky to have gentlemen like Lou who have so much to share. Thank you...More

1  Thank sandraCampbellRiver
Management response:Responded 19 June 2017

Hi Sandra. It sounds like you were visiting the Engine 374 Pavilion. The West Coast Railway Association volunteers are wonderful and love to share their extensive knowledge about all things trains. We are so grateful for their help. I'll forward your kind remarks to Lou....More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I had my wedding here back in August. The staff was great to work with and I love that they are so supportive of the arts. The brick and beams and large windows are so beautiful. Our pictures look awesome. Note that the rental of...More

Thank Emily N
Management response:Responded 24 March 2017

Thanks so much for your review, Emily. Congratulations on your marriage! It's sort of amazing to think the Roundhouse used to be a locomotive repair building and now it hosts beautiful weddings. We wish you both a long, adventurous, and art-filled life together. ^Hanne Lene...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Helpful staff for event. All well organized and good tables and chairs, no rentals. Sound system and tech support were professional quality. Kitchen available, theatre and dressing rooms. We had a great event with capable help and cooperation. Good venue and not too expensive for...More

Thank gorlinjay
Management response:Responded 20 December 2016

Thank you very much for your kind review of our rental services, gorlinjay. We're so happy your event went well! I'll pass along your comments to the production and technical staff. ^Hanne Lene Dalgleish, Communications Coordinator

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit to the CPR Engine 374 Pavilion! The host was quite knowledgeable about the local rail history and seemed thrilled to share his passion with a couple of interested tourists. There is a historical locomotive on display and you are...More

1  Thank Rick j
Management response:Responded 31 October 2016

Thank you for your enthusiastic review, Rick. We certainly appreciate it. Our Engine 374 Pavilion is hosted by volunteers from the West Coast Railway Association, who are, as you noted, very knowledgeable about our local train history. I'll forward your kind note to them, which...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016

This historic structure filled with train history was a super place for a conference. The interiors were hip, the restrooms nice and the acoustics for listening were excellent. I enjoyed all of the old train memorabilia and the all of the windows and bricks. The...More

Thank Oceandweller7
Management response:Responded 13 October 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We're so pleased your conference was a success and that we could be a part of that. There's a little bit of something for everyone who visits us here in Yaletown. ^Hanne Lene Dalgleish

Reviewed 15 June 2016

This exhibition has one big artifact, Engine 374, the first locomotive to bring passengers into Vancouver, on May 23, 1874 to be exact. It used to sit outside near Kits Beach before being cleaned up and brought inside. You are allowed to climb up into...More

2  Thank Don_G_Wright
Yaletown & False Creek North
Yaletown has risen from the ashes of its
rough-and-tumble industrial past into one of
Vancouver's new chicest neighbourhoods. The place
responsible for originating of the phrase 'skid row'
might not call to mind independently-owned boutiques
and terraced cafes, but having swallowed the
waterfront lines of False Creek North, the resulting
amalgamation transformed the area into an elegant,
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