City Hall

Historic Building in Fairview & South Granville

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Architecture fans should save time for one of Vancouver's best art-deco buildings. Completed in 1936, its highlights include a soaring Gotham-style exterior as well as an interior of streamlined signs, cylindrical lanterns and embossed elevator doors. Snap some photos of the statue of Captain George Vancouver outside, then check out the handsome wooden heritage homes on surrounding Yukon St and W 12th Ave.

If you're on a deco roll, make sure you also hit downtown's delightful Marine Building.