Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Vancouver, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 4.5 km
Ascend 170 m
Descend 156 m

Explore Vancouver in Canada with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Vancouver

Sight 1: St. James'

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St. James'

St. James' Anglican Church is a unique church building in the Diocese of New Westminster of the Anglican Church of Canada located at the north-east corner of East Cordova Street and Gore Avenue in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in what is now its east Downtown and Strathcona neighbourhoods containing the Downtown Eastside district.

Wikipedia: St. James Anglican Church (Vancouver) (EN), Website

332 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Wendy Poole Memorial

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Wendy Poole Park is a small triangular plot of parkland near the waterfront in the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, British Columbia. The land is at Alexander Street and the Main Street Overpass, and it was named by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation for a young aboriginal woman who was murdered nearby in 1989. The park contains a memorial boulder inscribed with information about Poole.

Wikipedia: Wendy Poole Park (EN)

713 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Gastown Steam Clock

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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 Saunders are located in Otaru, Japan; Indianapolis, United States; and the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Whistler and Port Coquitlam, all in British Columbia. Steam clocks by other makers are installed in St Helier, Jersey and at the Chelsea Farmers' Market in London, England.

Wikipedia: Steam clock (EN)

284 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Victory Square

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Victory Square

Victory Square is a park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The square is bordered by West Hastings Street to the northeast, West Pender Street to the southwest, Cambie Street to the southeast, and Hamilton Street to the northwest. The term is also used to refer to the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the square.

Wikipedia: Victory Square, Vancouver (EN)

323 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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Queen Elizabeth Theatre Richard Macdonald / CC BY 3.0

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is a performing arts venue in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Along with the Orpheum, Vancouver Playhouse, and the Annex, it is one of four facilities operated by the Vancouver Civic Theatres on behalf of the city of Vancouver. It was named after the former Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

Wikipedia: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (EN), Website

674 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Harbour Centre Lookout Tower

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Harbour Centre is a skyscraper in the central business district of Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada which opened in 1977. The "Lookout" tower atop the office building makes it one of the tallest structures in Vancouver and a prominent landmark on the city's skyline. With its 360-degree viewing deck, it also serves as a tourist attraction with the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant, offering a physically unobstructed view of the city.

Wikipedia: Harbour Centre (EN), Website

676 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 7: Canada Place

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Canada Place, co-named Komagata Maru Place, is a building situated on the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is home to the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, the Vancouver World Trade Centre, and the virtual flight experience Flyover in Vancouver. The building's exterior is covered by fabric roofs resembling sails. It is also the main cruise ship passenger terminal for the region, where cruises to Alaska originate. The building was designed by architects Zeidler Roberts Partnership in joint venture with Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership and DA Architects + Planners.

Wikipedia: Canada Place (EN), Website

1064 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 8: Robson Square

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Robson Square is a landmark civic centre and public plaza, located in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the site of the Provincial Law Courts, UBC Robson Square, government office buildings, and public space connecting the newer development to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Wikipedia: Robson Square (EN)

27 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Vancouver Art Gallery

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Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) is an art museum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The museum occupies a 15,300-square-metre-building (165,000 sq ft) adjacent to Robson Square in downtown Vancouver, making it the largest art museum in Western Canada by building size. Designed by Francis Rattenbury, the building the museum occupies was originally opened as a provincial courthouse, before it was re-purposed for museum use in the early 1980s. The building was designated the Former Vancouver Law Courts National Historic Site of Canada in 1980.

Wikipedia: Vancouver Art Gallery (EN), Website

451 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Vogue Theatre

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Vogue Theatre is an Art Deco/Art Moderne styled building originally built as a movie house, and currently used as an event venue for the performing arts. Situated on Vancouver’s “Theatre Row", the building was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1993.

Wikipedia: Vogue Theatre (EN), Website


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