5. The 9 O’clock Gun (Things I’d Miss About Vancouver If I Moved Away)
I’m currently on vacation in Europe and this month also marks my seventh year in Vancouver. To celebrate, I’m highlighting a few things I’d miss about Vancouver if I moved away:
It’s a 12-pound muzzle-loaded naval cannon gun that fires every day at 9 O’clock. It sits enclosed in a little structure along the Seawall in Stanley Park.
On clear quiet days I can hear the gun from home, but only if I listen for it. I’ve been close to the gun a few times when it’s gone off – it’s rather loud and a tad scary if you aren’t expecting the loud boom.
There are also spectacular views of downtown from that area.