Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver

Categories: Civic Centers, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre is located in Yaletown on Pacific Blvd between Davie and Drake. We're open 7 days a week and it's always hopping here: courses and programs for all ages, a black box theatre, an exhibition hall and the restored historic steam engine, Engine 374!
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  • This historic structure filled with train history was a super place for a conference. The interiors were hip, the restrooms nice and the acoustics for listening were excellent. I enjoyed all of the ol...  read more »
  • This exhibition has one big artifact, Engine 374, the first locomotive to bring passengers into Vancouver, on May 23, 1874 to be exact. It used to sit outside near Kits Beach before being cleaned up a...  read more »
  • This is a review of the railway pavilion and engine 374 that adjoins the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Engine 374 was the first train to arrive in Vancouver in 1887; connecting Vancouver to...  read more »
  • A nice clean community center with historic overtones. It used to be the terminus for a railway that is now defunct so there are some cool little history nuggets to take advantage of. They have bookable rooms, activity rooms and classrooms. The staff are friendly and the process of booking is not onerous. Large events will require a possible city license depending on your needs. Parking is street (paid), parking garage (paid), though it is right across the street from the Yaletown Canada Line. There is a great open air area to the south of the center allowing for open air strolls or outside picnics. There is usually a food truck located outside during lunch.
  • Really good community center. Banquet space was well laid out and perfect setting. Lots of parking available and not as pricey as most downtown parking garages.
  • Great place for a visit. There's a small train museum where you can go on the locomotive. Explains the history of the area. Would recommend for a visit and it's free with a small donation box inside.
  • Good spot for community activites - serves the yaletown crowd mostly. Sits on the historical site of the tram station in Vancouver. The Roundhouse often organizes art, music and dance exhibitions too. Cool space. Vancouver Frontrunners meet there at 630pm on Wednesdays for group runs.
  • I go there from time to time for Bluebird North, which is always enjoyable. Singer/Songwriter venue, about 4 times a year, and very worthwhile. Sheri Ulrich is great, and always has a good line up of guests.
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