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Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Board a classic turn-of-the-century trolley at any of the 34 stops and enjoy live commentary as you see Vancouver’s most noteworthy attractions. You can hop on and off as many times as you like for a 1-day or consecutive 2-day period. Buses run from morn giving you flexibility to discover the city at a pace that suits your schedule. In the summer the route covers two loops Green and Red which are combined into one super loop during the winter. (See below for a full list of stops.) Both routes begin at Canada Place a convention center built for Expo ’86. The Green Route then travels through West End before winding through Stanley Park 1
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"Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour Lookout Observation Deck and Vancouver Aquarium Combo""See the best of Vancouver aboard a classic turn-of-the-century Vancouver Trolley which runs on environmentally friendly propane fuel ensuring Vancouver stays beautiful. Take the entire tour in two hours or hop off the trolley at any of the 34 stops to visit Vancouver's major downtown attractions go shopping or dine out. Then re-board another Vancouver Trolley to continue on your tour which includes live commentary and operates year-round. Your hop-on hop-off ticket can be used over two consecutive days. During April to October
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Vancouver Self-Guided Audio Tour
"Immerse yourself in the many cultures that make up the beautiful and vibrant city of Vancouver! This amazing audio tour will have you exploring the many ethnicity that surround Vancouver such as the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden. You’ll also lear the Hudson House Gassy Jack's Memorial Statue Victory Square the Queen Elizabeth Theatre the famous Robson Square the Christ Church Cathedral and the Bill Reid Gallery. Vancouver is eclectic and full of art and crafts. Enjoy a delightful visit - your tour
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Vancouver Public Library Tips (15)

Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library is a beautiful building which looks like the colloseum . There are several cafes inside before you enter the library itself. The building was designed by Moshe Safdie...
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IreneMcKay
Apr 11, 2015

Roman Colosseum or Public Library?

As you wander downtown you may come across this beautiful modern looking arena in the middle of the city. If that's the case, you just bumped into the Vancouver Public Library. This building opened...
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Ann75
Apr 24, 2012

Vancouver Public Library

Completed in 1995 at a cost of 100 million this elegant building was inspired by the Colosseum in Rome. Because of the circular shape of the building and the large windows, it is beautifully lit...
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GentleSpirit
Nov 21, 2011

Impressive Library photo # 1

This is the most impressive Public Library I have ever seen. It is modelled on the Roman Colloseum, and having been to the original, yes the resemb lance is there.The library covers a whole city block...
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joanj
Apr 04, 2011

Vancouver's most interesting piece of architecture

The Vancouver Public Library's Central Library building was completed in 1995, following the design of Moshe Safdie (of Montreal Habitat 67 fame). The Central Library's unusual round architecture...
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Jefie
Jan 20, 2008

The Vancouver Public Library

While the Vancouver Public Library might not sound like the most exciting place to visit, in this city of often bland and uninspiring architecture, the Vancouver Public Library's central branch is...
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Carmanah
Sep 24, 2005

It's Architecture Madness!

Okay, so everyone else recommends the Vancouver Public Library be given a look-see. In this case, it's not a tourist trap; the attention is probably deserved in this case.Vancouver is constantly...
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stodmyk
Mar 06, 2005

really beautifull building

we really liked this building (but we dont even have 1 pic of it......:-(just in the middle of the street , with all kind of tall modern buildings u see this building that looks like nothing around it...
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orke
Oct 24, 2004

Read a Book

This building is cool. Its based on roman architecture and provides and cool conversation peice considering the buildings next to it (especially the post office, ugly). This building caused lots of...
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tylercdurden2004
Apr 22, 2004

Vancouver Public Library

I had no idea when I got there, that the library would impress me but I like surprises (mostly). The library is one of the best examples I've seen anywhere of succesful modern architecture. Superb...
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carstenj
Aug 24, 2002

Vancouver Public Library

For me, this library is an architectural wonder! Even if it looks like the Coluseum. There are guided tours.
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cinthya_in_victoria
Jan 04, 2008

Vancouver Public Library

This controversial building by Moshe Safdie has been said to be a Roman Coliseum inspiration, but he has denied the fact. I truly enjoyed the building, and it's dead quiet inside.
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Feb 23, 2006
 
 
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Things to Do Near Vancouver Public Library

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Yaletown

Yaletown is a great place to find good restaurants and bars. We ate there twice and I will later add restaurant reviews. Yaletown is on False Creek and you can catch ferries there. It is also home to...
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Vancouver Lookout (Harbour Centre)

Almost every major city these days has some large tower with a view of the city offered. The Lookout is the Vancouver version of this attraction. The top floor is a restaurant, and the bottom floor is...
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Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery is in Downtown Vancouver near the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The building that houses the gallery was not always an art gallery, it was originally built by Francis Rattenbury as...
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BC Place Stadium

It is the giant marshmallow you see on Vancouver's landscape. Inside of it there's the BC Sports Hall of fame and Museum which shows the history of the city sport's celebrities. its home of...
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Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour is downtown Vancouver's most recent residential area. High-rise glass buildings have sprouted like mushrooms over the past 15 years, thus creating quite a unique cityscape - at least for...
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Gastown

I loved Gastown. I would describe it as quaint, quirky and artsy. With it's cobblestone streets, funky gift shops, cafes, bars and a great brewery (check out my other tip). You simply must visit...
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Getting to Vancouver Public Library

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350 W Georgia Street

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  • Sunday 12:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 21:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 21:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 21:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 21:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00

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