Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Steam Clock - Temporarily GoneA grandfather clock built over a sidewalk steam vent in 1977 to harness its energy. The clock plays the Westminster Chimes every hour and whistles and gushes steam every 15 minutes. Clear glass sides invite scrutiny.
- Water St., Vancouver, BC, Canada
- On the northwest corner of Water and Cambie Sts, in the city's Gastown district. Hwy 1 exit 26. Drive west on E. Hastings St./BC-7A E. for a little less than six kilometers. You'll see a park on the left with a large granite pillar. Turn right at the pillar onto Cambie St. Drive two blocks. The clock will be on the left.
- Oct. 2014: removed for repairs. Expected back by Christmas.
Visitor Tips and News About Steam Clock - Temporarily Gone
Watch out for people on the street offering a "free" tour of clock. It is not free![Dan Morris, 07/22/2012]
Clockmaker Raymond Saunders' 1977 invention is a grandfather clock powered by steam from a Gastown street sidewalk vent. Watch it spew steam and chime at well-timed intervals!