YWCA Health & Fitness Centre
Despite its name, this excellent downtown gym is open to both women and men. It has three studios with wood-sprung floors, both combined...
Jack Poole Plaza
The heart of Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Games hosting duties, this handsome waterfront public space is the permanent home of the...
Spa Utopia & Salon
Welcome to the height of luxury; a perfect world of relaxation and pampering. Spa Utopia specializes in 'spa suites,' where you hold...
Half-price day-of-performance tickets for shows around the city.
A healthy fast food cafeteria tucked into the base of the Marine Building. Step up to the counter and choose from 10 or so hearty mixed...
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Marine Building information
Vancouver's most romantic old-school tower block, and also its best art deco building, the elegant 22-story Marine Building is a tribute to the city's maritime past. Check out the elaborate exterior of seahorses, lobsters and streamlined ships, then nip into the lobby where it's like a walk-through artwork. Stained-glass panels and a polished floor inlaid with signs of the zodiac await.
You should also peruse the inlaid wood interiors of the brass-doored elevators. The Marine Building was the tallest building in the British Empire when completed in 1930 and it's said to have bankrupted its original owners. It now houses offices.