Part of the enormously popular Steamworks brand, which also has gay bathhouses in Berkeley
, and Toronto, this beautiful and very popular gay sauna on the edge of downtown and just a few blocks from Gastown and Chinatown is a bit of a walk from the Davie Street Gay Village. However, if it's a good mix of attractive guys - from college students to silver foxes - it's worth making the trip over to this facility, which is one of the nicest in Canada. Steamworks Vancouver
(123 W. Pender St., 604-974-0602) is open 24/7 and has lockers starting at just $11 during the day, all the way up to extra large rooms that run up to $50 on weekends. Theme nights - such as Bulge (jocks, latex, underwear, etc., the third Saturday of each month) and Lights Out Night (a nearly pitch-black, sensual experience that takes place on Thursdays from 4 pm until 4 am) bring in especially good crowds, and - as is typical of saunas - Steamworks really packs them in on Friday and Saturday nights.