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Cathedral Square

Richards and Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1X4, Canada
+1 604-682-3848
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Lovely contrast to many glass skyscrapers, calm, relaxing place

An older cathedral and a relaxed park across the street. The park now features efforts to promote... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2017
Seniordad
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Not Worth A Visit

This small (less than 3/4 of an acre) "green" space has nothing to warrant a special visit.unless... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2016
Rumples
,
Tucson, Arizona
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Beautiful, peaceful park right in the middle of downtown Vancouver.
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  • Very good25%
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Jun 10, 2017
“Lovely contrast to many glass skyscrapers, calm, relaxing place”
Nov 13, 2016
“Not Worth A Visit”
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Richards and Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1X4, Canada
Downtown
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+1 604-682-3848
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

An older cathedral and a relaxed park across the street. The park now features efforts to promote pollination via including several bee hives. There are a number of places to sit, relax and enjoy the green space. Having said that, I would not make a...More

Thank Seniordad
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

This small (less than 3/4 of an acre) "green" space has nothing to warrant a special visit.unless you're in the area and want to take a rest on a bench or a photo of the Holy Rosary Cathedral across the street. The area consists mostly...More

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Only past here to take photos of the Cathedral otherwise I wouldn't have noticed it or gone out of my way to visit. A place to sit and eat lunch and currently you can play a piano.

Thank Alice R
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

The area is very interesting but this square is really ugly. It seems it has been created by chance and not according the area where it is located.

Thank Rosario_it
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Reviewed April 7, 2016

I was in Prague not too long ago and came across this park full of Junkies, homeless etc, but yet there it was on TripAdvisor awaiting my review, what can you say about such a place? You can't applaud it, it would be rude to...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

it is not clear what the designers had in mind for Cathedral Square, but it is certainly was not beauty. The modern touch with a lot of cement and large pipes connecting overhead is an eyesore that is neither interesting nor inviting -- both elements...More

Thank jeffl499
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is one of the ugliest and poorly designed urban squares I've ever seen. Completely unnatractive and full of vagrants. Avoid.

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