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Marine Building, Vancouver

(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Once the tallest building in the British Empire, Marine Building sits as a tribute to art deco and the city. The building was completed in 1930, but its place as an attraction was hurt by the Great Depression. Today it is known as one of the most notable buildings in the city. Observe the building from the outside with its "icing" look. Walk through the interior to admire details such as marine animals and zodiac symbol decor. The elevators are lined with 11 local hardwoods and are a highlight of the attraction. Plan to visit Marine Building during your Vancouver vacation using our convenient Vancouver vacation builder.
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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Was a tenant. Older building but management company Oxford is very responsive and helpful with requests. Beautiful art deco lobby.
  • Stunning art deco design. Worth wandering into.
  • Some of the best architecture in the city. Beautiful building. Make sure to check out the lobby. Great nautical, marine theme.
  • So beautiful is the lobby the elevator is cool too
  • Don´t miss visiting this art deco skyscraper in downtown Vancouver. It is an artistic masterpiece inside and out, and absolutely lovely for photos!