One block northwest from the art gallery, on the corner of West Georgia and Burrard Streets, is the gracious Christ Church Cathedral. When built in 1895, it was in the heart of a residential area. Over the ensuing century, it has been engulfed by modern developments, and today is Vancouver ’s oldest church.
Across West Georgia Street from the cathedral is the Hotel Vancouver. Built in 1887, the original hotel on this site featured 200 rooms, half of which had private bathrooms—unheard of in that day. It burned to the ground in 1932 and was replaced by the hotel that stands today, which reflects the heritage of hotels across the country built by the Canadian Pacific Railway with its distinctive chateau-style design topped by a copper roof.