Stanley Park's Nine O'Clock Gun fires precisely every evening from its perch overlooking the Burrard Inlet in an impressive display.
One of Vancouver's more prevalent monuments, this gun, brought to Vancouver from Europe in the 1800's has stood on the shores of Stanley Park for decades and was first fired in 1898.
If one listens carefully, exactly at Nine O'clock Pacific Time (in the evening), the gun will go off in loud boom, accompanied by a magnificent fiery explosion and billowing smoke that can be seen all the way to the North Shore signalling the time which dates back to when fishermen needed to be warned of the end of the Sunday close of fishing.
Mostly visited in the summer, visitors to the park can view the gun alongside the Seawall behind it's enclosure as many attempts to damage the gun has led to its current secure placement.
Watch out however, as the gun is readied electronically with only a red blinking light signalling the impending blast.
Many locals and tourists alike have been scared senseless as they walk, bike or roller blade past the gun at an ill-timed moment. This in turn has simultaneously become a source of enjoyment for many visitors to the park.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Nine O'Clock GunAlong the Stanley Park Seawall on the eastern edge past Deadman Island beside Hallelujah point
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