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Vancouver Sights

Waterfront Station

  • 601 W. Cordova St. Map It
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This former Canadian Pacific Railway passenger terminal was built between 1912 and 1914 as the western terminus for Canada's transcontinental railway. After Canada's two major railways shifted their focus away from passenger service, the station became obsolete, but a 1978 renovation turned it into an office–retail complex and depot for SkyTrain, SeaBus, and the West Coast Express (a suburban commuter rail). In the main concourse, murals up near the ceiling depict the scenery travelers once saw on journeys across Canada. This is where you catch the SeaBus for the 13-minute trip across the harbor to the waterfront public market at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.

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601 W. Cordova St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1G1, Canada

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604-953–3333-SeaBus and SkyTrain; 604-488–8906; 800-570–7245-West Coast Express


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