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Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews | (Downtown), Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3, Canada
+1 604-713-1800
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Amazing Wedding Venue

I had my wedding here back in August. The staff was great to work with and I love that they are so... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Emily N
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Great rental venue for an event

Helpful staff for event. All well organized and good tables and chairs, no rentals. Sound system... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
gorlinjay
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Montreal, Canada
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  • Excellent36%
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  • Average9%
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“train engine” (2 reviews)
“on display” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
181 Roundhouse Mews | (Downtown), Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3, Canada
Yaletown & False Creek North
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+1 604-713-1800
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I had my wedding here back in August. The staff was great to work with and I love that they are so supportive of the arts. The brick and beams and large windows are so beautiful. Our pictures look awesome. Note that the rental of...More

Thank Emily N
Management response:

Thanks so much for your review, Emily. Congratulations on your marriage! It's sort of amazing to think the Roundhouse used to be a locomotive repair building and now it hosts beautiful weddings. We wish you both a long, adventurous, and art-filled life together. ^Hanne Lene...More

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Helpful staff for event. All well organized and good tables and chairs, no rentals. Sound system and tech support were professional quality. Kitchen available, theatre and dressing rooms. We had a great event with capable help and cooperation. Good venue and not too expensive for...More

Thank gorlinjay
Management response:

Thank you very much for your kind review of our rental services, gorlinjay. We're so happy your event went well! I'll pass along your comments to the production and technical staff. ^Hanne Lene Dalgleish, Communications Coordinator

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit to the CPR Engine 374 Pavilion! The host was quite knowledgeable about the local rail history and seemed thrilled to share his passion with a couple of interested tourists. There is a historical locomotive on display and you are...More

1  Thank Rick j
Management response:

Thank you for your enthusiastic review, Rick. We certainly appreciate it. Our Engine 374 Pavilion is hosted by volunteers from the West Coast Railway Association, who are, as you noted, very knowledgeable about our local train history. I'll forward your kind note to them, which...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016

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 old train memorabilia and the all of the windows and bricks. The...More

Thank Oceandweller7
Management response:

Thank you for your kind review. We're so pleased your conference was a success and that we could be a part of that. There's a little bit of something for everyone who visits us here in Yaletown. ^Hanne Lene Dalgleish

Reviewed 15 June 2016

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 and brought inside. You are allowed to climb up into...More

2  Thank Don_G_Wright
Reviewed 23 April 2016

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 the rest of Canada, so the railway has a lot of...More

2  Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I've been here for a few different events and always found it to be a nice venue. They have a large gym for drop-in sports as well.

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped by en-route to the ferry and so glad we did. Bill gave us a fantastic history of the engine and being able to stand inside the cabin was brill. Free entry but donations should really be made to help maintain this treasure!

Thank Roxanne C
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Roundhouse Community Centre is more than just a Vancouver Recreation Centre. It preserves local history in a way: if you look hard enough you can see the old roundhouse building (especially the south facing wall both inside and out); although it's been repurposed, the turntable...More

Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 22 September 2015

I am into the old railroad thing, so I really enjoyed seeing an old roundhouse repurposed into a cultural center for the entire community. It is neat to see the original structure refurbished for this. The original steam engine that connected parts of the country...More

1  Thank Cabo_Bob_and_Harriet
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Yaletown & False Creek North
Yaletown has risen from the ashes of its
rough-and-tumble industrial past into one of
Vancouver's new chicest neighbourhoods. The place
responsible for originating of the phrase 'skid row'
might not call to mind independently-owned boutiques
and terraced cafes, but having swallowed the
waterfront lines of False Creek North, the resulting
amalgamation transformed the area into an elegant,
...More
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