The coolest things hidden on Vancouver rooftops
Of all the things that stir up grumbling in Vancouver, roofs come in somewhere between people who don't climb the Grouse Grind fast enough and cyclists who ride on the sidewalks.
From the awesome yet currently unaccessible secret garden on top of the downtown branch of Vancouver Public Library and the six-acre "living roof" at the new Vancouver Convention Centre to the boondoggle that is B.C. Place's topper, roofs are a surprisingly contentious issue in our city.
Here are some fun surprises stashed around downtown that you might not have seen before.
There is a postage stamp painted on top of the old Canada Post building on West Georgia Street.
International Village theatre has a sundial on its roof.
There are also a ton of gardens. Here's the one at the Vancouver Public Library.
This one's stashed up at the corner of Howe and Cordova.
Not to be left out of the unusual roof game, the IKEA in Coquitlam has a wave painted on it.
And, for fun, let's all remember that time B.C. Place's old roof collapsed.