Waterfront Station

Waterfront Station is located on the Vancouver harbourfront in a historic and beautifully maintained railroad station built in 1914

Exterior View of Waterfront Station at Night
Exterior View of Waterfront Station at Night

It is actually quite unlikely that you won't pass by, or through, this historic Vancouver landmark during a trip to Vancouver, as it is such a major hub for public transportation.

This grand and majestic building is located on the waterfront of downtown Vancouver just a few steps from the entrance to historic Gastown on the east and from the Canada Place cruise ship terminal on the west. It is a terminus for all three Skytrain lines, the SeaBus and the West Coast Express Commuter Train.

This historic railway station was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway company in 1914 to serve as the western terminus for its transcontinental passenger trains to Toronto and Montreal. No longer used for transcontinental train service, the station became the southern terminal for the SeaBus in 1977 and the Skytrain in 1985.

The station is built in a neoclassical style, with a red-brick facade fronted by a row of white ionic order columns. Columns also flank the interior of the grand hall. Inside the main hall there are two large clocks, one on the east and one on the west facing walls. There are also beautiful paintings of various Canadian landscapes on the walls above the columns.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Address: 601 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1, Canada

Phone: (604) 953-3333

Official Website: Waterfront Station

Waterfront Station Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Interesting and historic train station with lot's of meaningful history regarding Vancouver. It's worth a visit even if you aren't traveling out of it. There are several places to eat within the building and nearby there are several vantage points looking out over the rails.
Alex Merryman - 9 months ago

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5 Star Rating Waterfront Station in Vancouver is a delightful fusion of historical charm and modern efficiency. As soon as you step off the train or bus, you're greeted by the stunning backdrop of the waterfront, setting the stage for a memorable experience. The architecture itself is a testament to the city's rich history, seamlessly blending the past with the present. Navigating through the station is a breeze, thanks to its well-organized layout and clear signage. Whether you're hopping onto the SkyTrain, catching a bus, or simply exploring the shops and eateries within the station, everything is conveniently within reach. What truly sets Waterfront Station apart is its connectivity. As a major transportation hub, it serves as a gateway to countless destinations, both within Vancouver and beyond. Whether you're commuting to work, embarking on a leisurely day trip, or starting an adventure further afield, Waterfront Station effortlessly connects you to where you need to go. And let's not forget the views! The sight of the waterfront, with its bustling activity and majestic ships, adds an extra layer of magic to the whole experience. Whether you're arriving or departing, taking a moment to soak in the scenery is a must. Overall, Waterfront Station is more than just a transit hub—it's a destination in itself. With its blend of convenience, history, and scenic beauty, it's a place that leaves a lasting impression on anyone who passes through.
Siddharth - a month ago

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4 Star Rating Clean and easy to maneuver. People often rushing to one of two SkyTrain lines. There's an A& W there to grab a quick bite, a Starbucks for coffee and a snack or a subway for a more substantial meal.
Nicole Ashley Tamara Henry (Stormi) - a month ago

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5 Star Rating As always a Beautiful place and fun way to travel between Vancouver downtown and north Vancouver and beyond . Got food places and a Starbucks and other things .
Louise Boilevin - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Fun station with all kinds of public transportation and street people. There are Expo and Canada Line Sky Train final stations, as well as the Seabus, that will take you across the water to North Shore. West Coast Express train will get you all the way to Mission. There are very few departures and only in the afternoon on weekdays.
Pavle Tomas - a month ago

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