Library Square Tours and Activities
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Stretching out over an entire city block (and centered of course, around the city library,) Library Square is one of the most visually interesting areas in Vancouver. The iconic circular structure slightly resembles the Coliseum of Rome, with inventive design that seamlessly integrates the interior and exterior. The rooftop garden designed by a local landscape architect furthers this aesthetic.
Library Square consists of the central branch of the Vancouver Public Library, a high-rise office building, and various shops and restaurants on the ground level. Perhaps its most unique design element is the free-standing colonnaded elliptical wall, reached by bridges from its pavilion. The area contains several public reading and study sections flooded with natural light, alongside nine floors and over one million books and other reference materials. The entire square is a bustling public landmark and community gathering spot beloved by locals and visitors alike.
Library Square is located in the eastern part of downtown Vancouver at 350 West Georgia Street. It’s free to enter and is open daily. To get there by public transport, take bus 5, 17, or 20, or stop at one of three Skytrain stations nearby (Granville Station, Vancouver City Centre Station and Stadium–Chinatown Station.) Free internet is available inside the library. Bike racks and underground parking are also available.
Address: 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Canada
Hours: Open daily 11:30am-2am
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Library Square
I will pick you up in and take you through the most interesting streets of Vancouver,Sightseeing 3rd most livable city in the world. We will visit the iconic landmarks of the city, such as Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, Stanley Park and Yaletown. We will stop at Prospect Point which offers magnificent views of West Vancouver and During our many stops, there will be plenty of opportunities to take photos, of the story poles in Stanley Park, a visit to Dr. Sun Yet Sen Gardens, snack and shop at Granville Island's public market and perhaps have lunch at Jericho Beach. As I give you a brief history of Vancouver, we will drive through Vancouver in -Jack Poole Plaza, Robson and Georgia, Granville and Denman Street - Stanley Park Totem Poles (stop for photo), and Prospect Point (stop) - Lions Gate Bridge - English Bay, over Burrard Street Bridge to Granville Island (explore Market) - Yaletown, Gastown and Chinatown - Dr. Sun Yet Sen Gardens (stop) - Kitsilano, and Jericho Beach
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Library Square hours of operation?
Library Square hours of operation: Open daily 11:30am-2am. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Library Square?