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Marine Building

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Address: 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G8, Canada
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A rare beauty in Vancouver - if tourists know if it then they love it

This building is a rare opportunity to go back in time and see an piece of art deco. The outside is charming with the wooden revolving doors, the grand entrance way and the pieces... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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kelowna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This building is a rare opportunity to go back in time and see an piece of art deco. The outside is charming with the wooden revolving doors, the grand entrance way and the pieces of art carved into the outside of the walls. Take a moment to look at the carvings on the brass surrounding the door - seahorses. Look... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art deco architecture of the Marine building makes it one of my favourite buildings to visit. It is home to a couple of restaurants on the ground floor with offices above. Be sure to go inside the building and look at the elevators brass doors and inlaid walls. Take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor landing for... More 

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Thank Mike R
Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is offices upstairs, so it is not open on the weekend. I finally got to Vancouver mid-week, and was able to see the inside. Absolutely stunning! And a gentleman got off the elevator and told us we could go up to the 2nd level and view it all from there. Otherwise we wouldn't have known that.

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Thank Pentys
Seattle, Washington
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see a Grand Old Lady amidst slabs of modern glass -- next time hopefully I'll have time to check out the lobby which I hear is photo worthy.

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Thank MarkStephenSouder
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97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Even if you're just walking by, this is a great stop for ten minutes to admire the architecture. Surrounded by buildings of glass, the intricate workmanship all throughout the building is beautiful and something to admire. We just walked by on our way back to our hotel, and it was definitely worth the extra block of walking!

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Thank Allyn J
Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The outside of the building has some great architecture. They don't allow you to see much inside unless you have business there, but the lobby is great and worth visiting.

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Thank Michael M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Surely the Marine Building is the finest example of its kind in the world. Some compare it to the Empire State in New York, another icon of a by-gone era yet this building is more artistic in my view. Fortunately city fathers everywhere now understand a classic building should be saved so its art and heritage can be bequeathed to... More 

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Thank Tony C
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

See the Marine building if only to walk into the lobby and see the grandeur of the past. This was Vancouver at's best (biased as I am a history buff) The Marine building inside could be compared to the Empire State if not in scale, in detail and art. Someone else here in this forum noted that they felt the... More 

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Thank tintype64
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Riding the elevators is truly an experience if you like the magnificent wood inside the elevators. They are a work of art, as is the insider of the building.

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Sewickley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The detail of this art-deco building is magnificent - both inside, and out. Thankfully, one can enter the building...look up and walk all the way around. I found myself "ooohing" and "awwwing" to myself. I think you will, too.

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