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The Gate to the Northwest Passage is a beautiful sculpture built in 1980. Sculpted by Alan Chung Hung, it is located in the Kitsilano neighborhood, near Vancouver Maritime Museum. The sculpture was made to celebrate the arrival of George Vancouver. It is made of Corten steel and stands 4.6-meter (15 feet) tall. It continues to remain an attraction and has been added to the waking tours of neighboring areas.
Everything visitors need to know about the city is on hand at Vancouver Tourist Info Centre. Multilingual representatives provide accommodation bookings, car rentals, maps, brochures and everything in between. Located in the Waterfront Centre and managed by the Improvements Association, this is the resource to seek out when you are new in town. Along with the information center, the group has set up kiosks throughout the downtown area. The attendants work only in the downtown area and can be identified by their casual navy uniforms.
Alien House is the changed name of a hotel which soon became the sets for the classic horror show X-Files. Along with the X-Files, various other production ventures such as Tru Calling, Blood Ties and Dead Zone have been shot at this venue. Film enthusiasts will be pleased to uncover behind the scenes processes if they encounter a filming crew at the same time. With a variety of silver screen ventures being shot at this place, it has carved itself a name called "Hollywood of the North".
Operated by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada Place forms a modern, yet legendary structure that juts out prominently on the city's bustling harborfront. The structure is famously iconic for its sprawling splendor, replete with five spiked roofs fashioned out of fabric that collectively resemble a ship's sails. Besides being the main cruise ship terminal for the region, Canada Place is home to the city's most striking and eminent facilities, including the Pan Pacific Hotel, the Vancouver Convention Centre, FlyOver Canada, and Vancouver's World Trade Centre. With an unusual roof that asserts a maritime influence, Canada Place blends beautifully with the rest of the harborfront vista.
The Drop is a 65 feet (20 meters) sculpture made of steel which resembles a raindrop. Located in the Coal Harbour neighborhood, it was made by a group of German artists called Inges Idee. It was made as a ode to the power of Mother Nature and continues to be an attraction in the downtown area.
Roedde House is een gerestaureerd Victoriaans huis in het West End van Downtown. Het werd gebouwd in 1893 voor de nieuw aangekomen Gustav en Mathilda Roedde. Het ontwerp is van de vroege Brits Columbiaanse architect Francis M. Rattenbury, die ook verantwoordelijk was voor het indrukwekkende Legislatieve Gebouw en het Empress Hotel in Victoria. De stijl is Queen Anne Revival, wat kan opgemerkt worden in mooie details zoals de koepel, de erkers en de veranda.