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Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a public aquarium located in Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Vancouver, the aquarium is a centre for marine research, conservation and marine animal rehabilitation.

The Vancouver Aquarium was one of the first facilities to incorporate professional naturalists into the galleries to interpret animal behaviors.  Prior to this, at the London Zoo Fish House, naturalists James S. Bowerbank, Dr. E Lankester, Mr D. Mitchell and Philip Henry Gosse (the creator of the word aquarium) had regularly held “open house” events, but the Vancouver Aquarium was the first to employ educational naturalists on a full-time basis.

Aquarium research projects extend worldwide, and include marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation.  The aquarium is run by a self-supporting non-profit organization. The operation of the aquarium receives no government funding. The property is owned by the City of Vancouver and rented to the Aquarium for $40,000 a year since 1991 (prior to which $1 per year).  In October 2009 the Vancouver Aquarium was designated as a Coastal America Learning Center by the US Environmental Protection Agency. As the first Learning Center in Canada, this designation is intended to strengthen the Canadian/U.S. partnership for protecting and restoring shared ocean resources.

AQUARIUM FACILITY

The aquarium covers approximately 9000 m² (100,000 ft²) and has a total 9.5 million litres (2.5 million gallons) of water in 166 aquatic displays.  There are a number of different galleries, several of which were built at different times throughout the aquarium’s history.

Pacific Canada Pavilion – This central indoor exhibit is comprised of a 260,000 litre tank directly adjacent to the entrance. Fishes and invertebrates from the Strait of Georgia are displayed in the exhibit.
Arctic Canada – Originally this gallery included the Beluga whales along with several non-living displays. In October 2009, a new exhibit opened here displaying several other arctic species, including fishes and invertebrates, along with expanded non-living exhibits.
The Wild Coast – This is an outdoor gallery that includes several pools. Three Pacific White-sided Dolphins, three sea otters, and a harbour porpoise are permanently on display here, along with several “touchpools” where visitors are able to touch British Columbian invertebrates. Several other species (harbour seals, Steller’s Sea Lions, and northern fur seals) are rotated in to display in this area. When not on display they live in habitats behind the scenes that are not accessible to visitors.
Treasures of the BC Coast – This gallery is a series of separate exhibits that simulate the various aquatic environments on the BC coast. Octopi, Rockfish, sea stars, sea urchins, and anemones are among the animals here.
Tropic Zone – This gallery contains a large display of tropical fish and other animals, including blacktip reef sharks and a green sea turtle named Schoona.
Amazon Rainforest – A number of fresh water fish, snakes, caimans, sloths, birds, and other creatures from the Amazon inhabit this gallery.
Frogs Forever? Gallery – This gallery is an exhibit focused on the plight of the world’s frog population which endeavors to show how people can help protect frogs and other amphibians. It contains 26 species of amphibians from around the world.
Canaccord Exploration Gallery – This gallery is home to jellies, fishes, and other animals. The 4D Theatre and the children’s play area known as “Clownfish Cove” are here, along with multiple classrooms for school groups, including the wet lab education room, which contains both conventional teaching methods such as computers, tables, and chairs, along with live animals and various artifacts.
For a tour of Stanley Park call Vancouver Limo today 604-874-4880

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Vancouver Graduation Limousine

Graduation Limos

 

Needing a limousine for your grad day,it is important that you talk to the limousine service you are booking from and send a detailed itinerary well ahead of time. Things such as extra pickups are more smoothly done when renting a Limo or SUV Limo, if you let the limousine company know ahead of time the exact address and time.

Knowing the reputation of the company that you are planning to book from is very important. Nobody wants their limousine to show up late, or even worse not at all. Renting a limo for your prom is one of the most important nights of your life. Getting good limousine service is extremely important.  The more people that share the limousine the cheaper the price will be for everyone, but remember to keep this within reason. Grad limousines are always going to be more expensive regardless of where you live because you are booking during peak seasons. In order to get the best price and deal make sure that you book early and secure your reservation with a credit card.

Limousines are great for keeping everyone safe for grad. There is no worries about drinking and driving, roadblocks, and other possible problems when you have a chauffeur to drive you around in style.

  Know which type of limousine you want. This is important to distinguish the difference between SUV Limousines and Stretch Limousines. Both have different advantages and disadvantages.  Stretch SUV limousines are more comfortable and luxurious but you will pay a premium for this luxury.

Knowing what you and your group wants ahead of time will help to ensure you get your booking. Remember when renting a Limo for your grad it is important that you book well ahead of grad season, this will ensure that you get the limousine you want for a reasonable price. Remember Grad limousines are often booked well in advance, so stay ahead of the curve and book early.  Call to book your Vancouver Graduation Limo today at 604-874-4880 asap to reserve your Grad Limousine while they are still available.

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver Whitecaps FC is a Canadian professional soccer club based in Vancouver, British Columbia which will begin play in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top professional soccer league in the United States and Canada, in 2011.

The Whitecaps will be the 17th club of Major League Soccer, and replaces the USSF Division 2 team of the same name, which was owned and managed by the same group that operates the MLS team, and which played through the conclusion of that league’s 2010 season. The MLS club will be the third team to share the legacy of the Whitecaps name.

HISTORY

The Vancouver franchise was granted status on March 18, 2009 by MLS Commissioner Don Garber as the seventeenth franchise of Major League Soccer. It is to join the Portland Timbers, announced two days later as the eighteenth MLS franchise, for the 2011 MLS season. While no name was provided at the Vancouver announcement, it has now been confirmed it would keep the Vancouver Whitecaps name.

Preparing itself for its first MLS season, the Whitecaps brought in first class talent from around the world. On November 24, 2009, Paul Barber, former Tottenham Hotspur F.C. executive, was announced to join the club as CEO. Others joining him include former D.C. United head coach Tom Soehn as Director of Operations and Dutch national Richard Grootscholten as the Technical Director and head coach of the residency program.

As the head coach of the USL and later USSF Division 2 Vancouver Whitecaps, former Iceland international Teitur Thordarson was confirmed as head coach on September 2, 2010 for the inaugural MLS season.

COLOURS AND BADGE

On June 8, 2010, it was officially announced the club would continue using the “Whitecaps” name, but with a new logo. The name alludes to the geographic features surrounding the city: white-capped mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean’s white-crested waves to the west.

The official club colours are navy blue (“deep sea”), white, and light blue (“Whitecaps blue”). The “deep sea” blue represents the maritime landscape of the Vancouver area and the “Whitecaps blue” indicates the reflection of the North Shore Mountains in the Pacific Ocean. The lighter shade of blue also alludes to the primary colour of the original Whitecaps, winners of Soccer Bowl 1979. The silver outline pays homage to the team’s championship victories since 1974.

On June 10, 2010, the Whitecaps strip package was unveiled with Bell Canada serving as the inaugural jersey sponsor. The home shirt is white with horizontal, navy blue pinstripes; the stripes broaden slightly from top to bottom. The away shirt is deep blue with an embossed, interlocking diamond pattern which is also deep blue and is reflective in the light.

STADIUM

Whitecaps FC will play their first few games of its inaugural 2011 season at Empire Field, a temporary stadium built at the former site of Empire Stadium to house the BC Lions and the Whitecaps while BC Place Stadium is renovated and fitted with a new retractable roof. Once the BC Place project is complete, Whitecaps FC will move there and will stay until at least 2015. In the meantime, the organization hopes to finalize and build the proposed Whitecaps Waterfront Stadium in downtown Vancouver in time for the 2016 MLS season.

SUPPORTERS

The group began in 1999 when fans of the Vancouver 86ers began congregating in the pitch-level beer garden behind the goal at the south end of Swangard Stadium.

The Southsiders’ relationship with the team’s ownership has not always been amicable. It has evolved since Vancouver received the MLS expansion team. Images of the Southsiders are featured prominently in Whitecaps’ marketing campaigns. The group’s board was invited to the invite-only launch of the kits and logo to be used in the MLS. The expansion has also increased membership. The president of the organization said that it had grown from about 40 paid members to 100 paid in July 2010. He also believes there is no reason why the Southsiders cannot outdo the Seattle Sounders’ Emerald City Supporters.

The team sold the first 5,000 $50 season ticket deposits 48-hours after they became available to the public. Remaining season tickets will be made available to season ticket holders for the USSF 2 Whitecaps before becoming available to non-season ticket holders.

Call Vancouver Limo today for your transportation to your next Whitecaps game.

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Meat Loaf, Vancouver

You may recognize the singer Meat Loaf, you may love him, despise him, or be addicted  to him, whenever in his  presence. In any circumstances, Michael Lee Aday is better known as “Meat Loaf”  and if you didn’t already know, he is not only known for acting in, “Fight Club”“Rocky Horror Picture Show”, and over 50 more movies and television shows, but for bringing his American rock music to the millions of screaming fans around the globe. Meat Loaf is coming to Coquitlam on March 18th 2011 Friday night and you better prepare yourself for some rock-hard action!!!

The show will be lasting 2 days, on Friday March 18th and Saturday March 19th at the Red Robinson Theatre in Coquitlam, BC. The Red Robinson Show Theatre is located in the Boulevard Casino. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. You’d better get there early or there will be a gigantic lineup. He will most likely be singing songs from his Bat Out of Hell albums, but we’ll never know until you find out, will we?

TheRed Robinson Show Theatre is located in Coquitlam, BC, in the Boulevard Casino.

Already thinking of going? I can read your mind indefinitely. You can get your tickets at Ticket Master. Ticket Master is a sales and distribution company, acts like an agent and sells tickets that clients make available to them. You can get to the venue by car, or even a nice limousine. Call 604-874-4880 for your Classic Limousine ride there. Classic Limousine offers affordable rates and has been serving Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, and Seattle and offering Vancouver Airport shuttle service since 1974. Get ready to be reuinted with your 1950s sensation Meat Loaf today!

Still not convinced? Here is a video of his Music Video hit: I would do anything for love – Meat Loaf.

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Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks 2010/2011

 

            After being ousted from the playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks for the second consecutive season, the Vancouver Canucks are hoping to make some noise this year. That could be easier said then done for the Canucks, as they haven’t been past the second round of the playoffs since 1993-94 when they lost to the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup final. To this end, the Canucks added defensemen Keith Ballard and Dan Hamhuis, as well as veteran role players Manny Malhotra and Raffi Torres.

            Scoring is definitely a strength for Vancouver, as only the Washington Capitals scored more goals last season. Henrik Sedin had a career year scoring 29 goals and 112 points on route to his first Art Ross and Hart Trophies. He accomplished this despite playing without twin brother Daniel for 19 games. For his part Daniel still had 29 goals and 85 points in only 63 games. When healthy, both Sedins’ should be able to challenge for the league lead again. The Canucks also enjoyed break out seasons from Ryan Kesler (25 goals, 75 points), Alexandre Burrows (35 goals, 67 points), Mikael Samuelsson (30 goals, 53 points), and Mason Raymond (25 goals, 53 points). Malhotra and Torres should be good additions to join Jannick Hanson for added scoring from the bottom six forwards. Also look for top prospect Cody Hodgson to be watched closely. The former top CHL player of the year missed all but 13 games last season and will likely start the year with the Manitoba Moose. If he can show he’s ready and over his injury problems expect Vancouver to find a spot for him with the big club.

            This is the year Roberto Luongo needs to show what he’s really capable of. While he has always shown flashes of greatness, he has been incredibly inconsistent since joining Vancouver. Despite winning 40 games last season he posted a .913 save percentage, his lowest since being a New York Islander. He also led Canada to a gold medal at the Olympics despite looking quite shaky at times. It should help him without the added responsibilities of being team captain. Cory Schneider will back Luongo up, giving Vancouver a fairly solid tandem.

            All of Canada could be watching the Canucks with interest as the team with the best chance of bringing the Stanley Cup back to Canada, a drought of 17 years that dates back to the 92/93 Montreal Canadians. And after witnessing the gold medal in 2010, Vancouver fans have gotten a taste for the celebration that would follow. It has created a buzz in the city that could very well carry the team to its’ first Stanley Cup. The biggest key will be Luongo. If he can find the consistency to play at his best level through the entire playoffs then Vancouver will be celebrating again in 2011

SCHEDUAL                          VISITOR                HOME                   TIME

FEBRUARY 2011

Tue, 22 Feb 2011              Canadien             Canucks               7:00pm

Thu, 24 Feb 2011              Blues                     Canucks               7:00pm

Sat, 26 Feb 2011                Bruins                   Canucks               7:00pm

MARCH 2011

Tue, 1 Mar 2011                                Blue Jackets       Canucks               7:00pm

Thu, 3 Mar 2011                                Predators            Canucks               7:00pm

Sat, 5 Mar 2011                 Canucks               Kings                     1:00pm

Sun, 6 Mar 2011                                Canucks               Ducks                    5:00pm

Tue, 8 Mar 2011                                Canucks               Coyotes               6:00pm

Thu, 10 Mar 2011              Canucks               Sharks                   7:30pm

Sat, 12 Mar 2011               Canucks               Flames                  7:00pm

Mon, 14 Mar 2011            Wild                       Canucks               7:00pm

Wed, 16 Mar 2011            Avalanche           Canucks               7:00pm

Fri, 18 Mar 2011                                Coyotes               Canucks               7:00pm

Wed, 23 Mar 2011            Canucks               Red Wings           4:30pm

Fri, 25 Mar 2011                                Canucks               Thrashers            4:30pm

Sun, 27 Mar 2011              Canucks               Blue Jackets       5:00pm

Tue, 29 Mar 2011              Canucks               Predators            5:00pm

Thu, 31, Mar 2011            Kings                     Canucks               7:00pm

APRIL 2011

Sat, 2 Apr 2011                  Oilers                    Canucks               7:00pm

Tue, 5 Apr 2011                 Canucks               Oilers                    6:00pm

Thu, 7 Apr 2011                 Wild                       Canucks               7:00pm

Sat, 9 Apr 2011                  Canucks               Flames                  7:00pm

Call Vancouver Limo today for your next Vancouver Canucks game 604-874-4880.

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Robson Street, Vancouver BC

Robson Street is a major southeast-northwest thoroughfare in downtown and West End of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.   Its name honors John Robson, a major figure in British Columbia’s entry into the Canadian Confederation, and Premier of the province from 1889 to 1892.  Robson Street starts at BC Place Stadium near the north shore of False Creek, then runs northwest past Vancouver Library Square, Robson Square and the Vancouver Art Gallery, coming to an end at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.

Robson Street, Vancouver

Street Scene

Robson is Vancouver’s most famous shopping street set in the heart of downtown Vancouver.  In the three block stretch between Burrard and Jervis you will find an area which includes premier fashions stores, fine dining, services and all the amenities a tourist or local might need.

Robson-goers may spend their day people watching and sipping coffee on an outdoor patio; they may start off shopping at unique boutique stores before being pampered at a day spa and then relaxing at a hotel.  At night, the streets come alive with colorful buskers and performers.  Visitors enjoy delicious drinks and fine foods at some of the city’s most celebrated restaurants.  The street is recognized both on a worldwide level as well as locally as it remains Vancouverites’ favorite shopping destination.  Robson is undoubtedly the street to see and be seen on.

Robson Street Coffee Shop

Robson Street’s position as a consumer district continues to the present day although the original style of the street, which was all small neighbourhood-market stores, has been expanded and redeveloped by brand-name chain stores and high-end restaurants.  Robson Street is particularly famous for the popular fashion shops and large example of different cuisine which extends from Granville Street in the southeast to Denman Street in the northwest.

The street’s intersection with Thurlow Street is known for having two Starbucks coffee shops on opposite corners, one of which that doesn’t allow smokers, and the other one does.  The location on the west corner is known as a major meeting place for the biker culture, with Harley-Davidsons, Japanese bikes, and cafe racers alike parked in a special bikes-only strip of parking painted on the pavement.

When it comes to shopping, Robson Street is one of the most craving spots to spend money.  Containing famous brand stores including Banana Republic Apparel, Bluenotes, Buffalo Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Bebe, Espirit, Zara, and lots more! And don’t forget one of the most known mall in Vancouver, the Pacific Centre! At the edge of fashion in the heart of downtown, Pacific Centre is Vancouver’s premier shopping destination featuring:  Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, MaxMara, Hugo Boss, Hollister, Sephora, Apple, Coach, Browns Shoes, Atmosphere/Sport Chek, enormous food court, the Four Seasons Hotel and so much more.

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Gastown “Steam Clock”

Gastown Steam Clock in Vancouver, BC

Did you know that one of the most photographed attractions in Vancouver is on a street corner in a  Victorian-era warehouse district. Here stands the world’s first steam clock. This wonderfull piece of Vancouver’s history plays the Westminster Chimes every hour and whistles every 15 minutes with a gush of steam. The Gastown Steam Clock is in full swing at the top of each hour; you can watch the steam rise out of the top of the clock and watch the mechanisms inside work their magic. Despite its Gothic style, it’s not as old as it looks. People gather around the steam clock in Gastown in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia to watch its display and take some pictures. The famous Gastown Steam Clock was built by horologist Raymond Saunders, owner of The Gastown Steam Clock Company just opposite the clock. He built it in 1977 based on an 1875 design. The world’s only steam clock that is powered by steam from underground systems of pipes that supply steam to heat many downtown buildings.

 

Inner workings:

The steam engine is a Stuart #4 single expansion double acting 1″ piston engine. Low pressure steam is supplied to it. The engine rotates at only a few hundred revolutions per minute, which drives a reduction gear train. The gear train drives a chain lift to lift ball weights to a top track from which they load onto a drive chain providing the driving force to the clock while the ball weights descend. The engine-driven gear train drives the lower sprocket of a vertical link-chain with a lift of about four feet. Pairs of chain-mounted lifting fingers form forks which  lift smooth steel balls (about two inches in diameter). The balls are lifted at a rate of one every 4.5 minutes. Top transfer. A hammer-like mechanism operates to drive the topmost ball from the lifting fork at the top of the lift. The ball is then sent by a transfer chute, where it is routed to a gate at the top of the drive chain. The ball is held until a descending clock drive chain fork is properly positioned to receive it. A similar continuous chain receives the lifted balls from the transfer chute at the top of the mechanism. At any time, five or six balls are being carried by this chain. It is the unbalanced weight upon this chain that drives a conventional pendulum clock mechanism through the upper sprocket. At the bottom of the clock drive chain the balls come to rest upon an inclined blade leading to a chute where they roll to the initial lifting point. Two or three of the balls are in this position, with the foremost awaiting the passage of the lifting fingers.

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Vancouver Limos

Limos in Vancouver

How would you like to travel about in the beautiful city of Vancouver.

 Looking to rent a Limo in Vancouver,  Our staff at Vancouver Limo are here to help you. If you want a limousine for the night or simply need to be dropped off at the airport you can trust our courteous staff and drivers to get you to your destination in style and on time. We pride ourself on our service and as many customers come back to us solely on the way that we interact with them and with the service that they receive.

There are many different events and celebrations that you can hire a Limousine. Hiring a Vancouver Limo is a great way to get about safely and is affordable;  especially if you are planning on doing any celebrating

We can arrange safe transportation for your friends,  family and loved ones.  We have professional drivers ready to guide you to and from your destinations in safety and style. With the new zero tolerance rules, you not only lose your licence on the spot but you can get your car impounded as well. All in all it could end up being a very expensive night.  You wouldn’t want to ruin the wonderful night.  Play it safe! When you know that you have a chauffeur you can kick back and relax and really enjoy your limousine experience.  Call Classic Limousine at 604-874-4880 now to book your reservation!

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Gastown Vancouver, B.C.

GASTOWN, VANCOUVER, BC

Gastown is a national historic site located in Vancouver, British Columbia, located at the northeast end of Downtown adjacent to the Downtown Eastside.  Its historical boundaries were the waterfront (now Water Street and the CPR tracks), Columbia Street, Hastings Street, and Cambie Street, which were the borders of the 1870 townsite survey, the proper name and postal address of which was Granville, B.I. (“Burrard Inlet”). Today’s official boundary does not include most of Hastings Street except for the Woodward’s and Dominion Buildings, and stretches east past Columbia St., to the laneway running parallel to the west side of Main Street.

HISTORY:

Gastown was Vancouver’s first downtown core and is named after “Gassy” Jack Deighton, a Geordie seaman, steamboat captain and barkeep who arrived in 1867 to open the area’s first saloon. The town soon prospered as the site of Hastings Mill sawmill, seaport, and quickly became a general centre of trade and commerce on Burrard Inlet as well as a rough-and-rowdy resort for off-work loggers and fishermen as well as the crews and captains of the many sailing ships which came to Gastown or Moodyville, on the north side of the inlet (which was a dry town) to load logs and timber. The Canadian Pacific Railway terminated on piles on the shore parallel to Water Street in 1886. From this the area became a hive of warehouses. Part of Gastown, which is Carroll Street, was particularly swampy owing to it being low ground between False Creek and Burrard Inlet. Bridges overcame this obstacle and the low ground and beach was slowly filled in with refuse. In 1886, the town was incorporated as the City of Vancouver. It fell victim to the “Great Vancouver Fire” ” that same year, losing all but two of its buildings. The area was completely rebuilt and continued to thrive. As said Hastings and Main was the traditional centre of town, and the foreshore became an important staging area with the North and West Vancouver Ferries, and Union Steamships all having docks there. Evans, Coleman, Evans a longtime merchandiser had a warehouse; also, Fleck Brothers, and Koret distributors had buildings. Department stores such as Spencer’s, Hudson Bay Company warehouse, Woodward’s, Fairbanks Morse, Army and Navy stores, and food retailers Malkins and Kelly Douglas traded and were based there.

Gastown found new life as the centre of the city’s wholesale produce distribution until the Great Depression in the 1930s. It also was centre of the city’s drinking life (there were 300 licensed establishments the twelve-block area of the former Granville, B.I.) After the Depression Gastown was a largely forgotten neighborhood of the larger city and fell into decline and disrepair until the 1960s. It was a continuation of the Skid Road area with cheap beer parlors, flophouse hotels, and loggers hiring halls.

In the 1960s, citizens became concerned with preserving Gastown’s distinctive and historic architecture, which like the nearby Chinatown and Strathcona were scheduled to be demolished to build a major freeway into the city’s downtown. A campaign led by businessmen and property owners as well as the counterculture and associated political protestors, pressured the provincial government to declare the area a historical site in 1971, protecting its heritage buildings to this day. A riot between the hippies and the police in 1971 over marijuana has gone into legend, a throwback to the more serious Post office riot of 1938.

The Gastown has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2009.

TODAY:

Gastown is a mix of “hip” contemporary fashion and interior furnishing boutiques, tourist-oriented businesses (generally restricted to Water Street), restaurants, nightclubs, poverty and newly upscale housing. In addition, there are law firms, architects and other professional offices, as well as computer and internet businesses, art galleries, music and art studios, and acting and film schools.

Gastown has become a hub for technology and new media. It has attracted companies such as Idea Rebel, BootUp Labs Entrepreneurial Society, and Marketer.

Popular annual events that take place on the cobblestone streets of Gastown include the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the Tour de Gastown international bicycle race.

In June 2004, Storyeum opened in Gastown. It was a lively theatrical 65-minute show that re-enacted the history of BC using eight sets that were all located below street level. Unfortunately, due to mounting debt, the attraction closed its doors in October 2006.

THE GASTOWN STEAM CLOCK:

Gastown’s most famous (though nowhere near oldest) landmark is its steam-powered clock, located on the corner of Cambie and Water Street. Built to cover a steam grate, part of Vancouver’s distributed steam-heating system, the clock was built as a way to harness the steam and to prevent street people from sleeping on the spot in cold weather. Its original design was faulty and it had to be powered by electricity after a breakdown. The steam mechanism was completely restored with the financial support of local businesses as it had become a major tourist attraction, and is promoted as a heritage feature although it is of modern invention. The steam used is low pressure downtown-wide steam heating network (from a plant adjacent to the Georgia Viaduct) that powers a miniature steam engine in its base, in turn driving a chain lift. The chain lift moves steel balls upward, where they are unloaded and roll to a descending chain. The weight of the balls on the descending chain drives a conventional pendulum clock escapement, geared to the hands on the four faces. The steam also powers the clock’s sound production as whistles are used instead of bells to produce the Westminster “chime” and to signal the time.

Gastown retains few vestiges of its 1970s role as “Haight-Ashbury North”. with the area now mostly coffee shops, galleries, native art and import stores, restaurants and nightclubs.

NIGHTCLUBS:

Among Gastown’s clubs are Canvas, Modern, Fabric and Shine. Bars (a different licensing category in Vancouver) include 19 Below, The Cambie, Chill Winston, Columbia Club, Lamplighter Public House, Mao Mao Bistro, One Lounge, Revel, The Annex, and The Columbia. The Town Pump, now renamed <Fabric> was one of Vancouver’s premier live music venue since the hippie-era of the 1960s. The Blarney Stone is one of the more popular Irish-style party houses in Vancouver.

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Vancouver Limousine Service

Vancouver Limousine Service

Looking to rent a limousine for the evening.We offer different types of limousines that you can rent. The very first question you need to ask yourself is how many people are going to be planning to travel in the limousine. This will make the difference between the different types of limousines that are available. If you are traveling in a small party then you are probably better off in a regular stretch limousine.  The smallest Limousine that we have is the 6-Passenger Lincoln Limousine and the next Limousine that we have is the 8-Passenger Lincoln Limousine and then the 10-Passenger Lincoln Limousine.  If you are traveling in a big group then a SUV Limo may help you to save money on your booking.  We have SUV Limousine that seats 12-16 Passengers.  Limousines are not something that only rich people use. There are a wide variety of limousine companies that can help to off service directly to your hotel, home or even nightclubs.  You are paying to be chauffeured in class.  There are many different companies that you can choose from, the best thing that you can do when selecting is to not choose based on price, there is so much more to choosing a good reputable limousine company than the price of the ride itself. If you happen to live in Vancouver and need a limo in Vancouver, make sure the company you deal with is from Vancouver. There are many companies that will try and vie for your business, that is why doing you research on the company before hand is so important.  Check out your website for the top Limousine company and you could even look at their review to view how the company is.  Call Classic Limousine today at 604-874-4880, to book your reservations, we are in Vancouver.

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