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Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver

Holy Rosary Cathedral - Vancouver, Canada
Holy Rosary Cathedral
646 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A3Map
+1 604 682 6774
Neighborhood: Downtown

With its asymmetrical towers, downtown's Holy Rosary Cathedral is a perfect example of Gothic Revival architecture. The pointed window and doorway arches, vaulted ceiling, exterior sandstone carving and tracery stained glass windows all reflect the Gothic character. Also notable is the full ring of the bells. All eight hang in the 66-meter east tower. This was the first church in Canada to ring a peal of Grandshire Triples to honor Dominion Day (now called Canada Day) in 1911. It lasted two hours and 59 minutes! Admission is free, though donations are accepted.

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Holy Rosary Cathedral General Information
  • Type: Religious, Festivals & Fairs, Festivals & Fairs
  • Nearest Train: Granville
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