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.
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Category: Metro Stations
601 W Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1
Phone: +1 604-953-3333
Cindy N. May-26-2019
I admit I'm not too savvy when it comes to public transportation, but the people here made it easy for me to navigate and were extremely helpful. If you... Read More
Mel M. Jan-05-2018
Waterfront station is like Vancouver's Grand Central Station. It's got an Old World Charm to it. If you take a second to appreciate the details of the... Read More
Mojdeh S. Jul-20-2019
A nice place to exit the Sky Train and have easy access to the city center from along the waterfront. Relatively clean and easy to navigate, the station is... Read More
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