Holy Rosary Cathedral - built in 1900- Vancouver's best example of Gothic Revival architecture as seen in the spires, pointed-arch windows and doorways and seeply pitched roof as well the sandstone carvings and tracery windows.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary is a late 19th-century French Gothic revival church that serves the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, Canada. The parish was established in June 1885. In order to pick a site for the first church, legend has it that the new pastor went to the waterfront, looked south towards the forested land (present-day Downtown Vancouver) and chose the area that contained the tallest tree.
Holy Rosary Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver; its Archbishop is J. Michael Miller, CSB and its Rector is the Very Rev. Glenn Dion. It is located at the intersection of Richards and Dunsmuir Streets in the downtown area of the city. Holy Rosary Cathedral was built in 1899-1900 and was designed in a French Gothic style by T.E Julien of the firm of Julien and Williams, architects.