Iâ€™m currently on vacation in Europe and this month also marks my seventh year in Vancouver. To celebrate, Iâ€™m highlighting a few things Iâ€™d miss about Vancouver if I moved away:
The 9 Oâ€™clock Gun like the O Canada Horn is another unique Vancouver soundmark.
Itâ€™s a 12-pound muzzle-loaded naval cannon gun that fires every day at 9 Oâ€™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 arenâ€™t expecting the loud boom.
There are also spectacular views of downtown from that area.