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

Category: Metro Stations

Address: 601 W Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1

Phone: +1 604-953-3333


Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
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5 Star Rating 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

Cindy N. May-26-2019

5 Star Rating This is a beautiful building, inside and out. If you're in Vancouver, buy a 1 day ticket for $10.75 We rode the sky train several times, we rode the Seabus,... Read More

Jonathan V. May-16-2022

4 Star Rating The last stop on the Canada Line, this is similar to the other stations. There are bus stops around this area that you can take to continue your journey... Read More

Herman Y. May-26-2022

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Tourist takes you on a walking tour of Waterfront Station

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