Vancouver, BC Factoid
What was that noise?? Well, if it's 9pm in Vancouver, it was probably the Nine O'Clock Gun. Here's the story: A little over 100 years ago, an old British sea cannon was installed at Stanley Park. Every evening at 9pm the cannon was fired to remind local fishermen of fishing time limits. That purpose is obsolete now, of course, but Vancouver continues the tradition anyway, and you can set your watch by it!