Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel
The ten Heritage Horns have five facing north and five facing east on the roof of the Pan Pacific hotel. They sound the first four notes of O Canada every day at noon and at 115 decibels they can be heard for miles. They were the brainchild of Les Southwell then designed and constructed by Robert Swanson for Expo 67 and funded by BC Hydro. They were originally on the BC Hydro building and were silent when the headquarters moved in the early 1990s. The horns started sounding again on November 8, 1994 after being acquired and refurbished by Canada Place. Due to complaints the timer was changed from mechanical to electrical soon after to make them accurate. They sounded 26 times during the 2010 Olympics, once for each medal won by Canada. The first was at 7:30pm on February 13 for a silver won by Jennifer Heil. Another notable time signal in the area is the 9 O'Clock Gun across the harbour in Stanley Park.
- Lee, John (2008). Vancouver. Con Pianta. Ediz. Inglese. Lonely Planet. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-74059-836-1. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- Brissenden, Connie (19 January 2006). Vancouver and Victoria : Colourguide. Formac Publishing Company. p. 179. ISBN 978-0-88780-691-9. Retrieved 22 April 2013.