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


Rated 4.3 out of 5Waterfront Station Star Rating

5 Star Rating Easy to access to Canada line station, to king George, to surrey, seabus to Northvan, express train. Bars and restaurants across the area and mini convenient store. Built over one hundred years ago to handle transcontinental trains, it has renaissanced into a twenty-first century transit

Travelwithzen - 2 years ago

4 Star Rating Used to take the enjoy taking the skytrain all the way to waterfront and go to the IMAX and see a movie then maybe check out the mall and get something tasty to eat! Fond memories.

EXCELЅIᎾN - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating My favourite part of Waterfront station 🚉 is the Seabus 🚎. Take it weekly to North Vancouver. I wish the station had healthier restaurants. Jugo juice 🥤 is ok but the drink tasted a bit weird. The health food 🍲 store 🏬 is one of the highlights along with the taco 🌮 restaurant. I like to walk up the stairs and look at the views of the city 🌃 before catching the train 🚊. Washrooms would be nice too. The city should consider a underground path leading to other buildings like Toronto 🚶‍♀️.

Britney Waldron - 2 years ago

5 Star Rating SkyTrain is a fantastic way to get around! Way to go Vancouver! The stations are clean and well lit. Trains are running and wait time is minimal.

Sam Slicker - 4 months ago

3 Star Rating Always easy to use. Usually not too crowded.

Chris Burgess - 2 months ago

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