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Vancouver Sights

Christ Church Cathedral

  • 690 Burrard St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 04/24/2012

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Built between 1889 and 1895, this is oldest church in Vancouver. Constructed in the Gothic style, the Anglican church looks like the parish church of an English village from the outside, though underneath the sandstone-clad exterior it's made of Douglas fir from what is now south Vancouver. The 32 stained-glass windows depict Old and New Testament scenes, often set against Vancouver landmarks (St. Nicholas presiding over the Lions Gate Bridge, for example). The building's excellent acoustics enhance the choral evensong and carols frequently sung here. Gregorian chants are performed every Sunday evening at 9:30 pm.

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690 Burrard St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2W1, Canada

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  • Open weekdays 10–4. Services Sun. at 8 am, 10:30 am; weekdays at 12:10 pm

Updated 04/24/2012


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