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Things that go whoosh whizz bang

GastownSteamClock

Sculptures that move, balls that roll, clocks that hoot, things that move on their own – kids love to stare at these things for ages. Take a tour of a few around Vancouver.

Science World

The kinetic sculpture outside will entertain kids for a good 20 minutes alone: rolling balls and ringing bells.

1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver

Ocean Commotion

Tiny cement trucks, rattling balls and a cool elevator makes this kinetic sculpture a favourite with locals and tourists on Granville Island.

1415 Johnston Street, Vancouver

George Wainborn Park

Check out the 40-foot tall wind sculpture ‘Khenko’, the Coast Salish word for heron.

450 Beach Crescent, Vancouver

Gastown Steam Clock

Often surrounded by tourists, this quirky structure belts out wonky sounding whistles on the quarter hour. Not an antique, but installed in 1977.

Cambie Street & Water Street, Vancouver

eyeofthewind

Eye of the Wind

Take a tour of the giant wind turbine on top of Grouse Mountain, there’s even an observation bubble at the top with 360º views. Only open in summer months.

Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver

 

abbotsford-air-show_logoThis post is sponsored by the 2015 Abbotsford Air Show, August 7, 8 & 9, 2015 at Abbotsford International Airport. The show features a world-class lineup including the US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor, the Breitling Jet Team from France, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and several other aviators, expressing the International flair that has built the Abbotsford International Airshow over the past five decades. 

 

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Image credits: Gaston steam clock – Leonard G, Eye of the Wind – Grouse Mountain, Abbotsford Air Show

 

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