This is the German Friendship Globe which is situated at the entrance to Dundarave Pier in West Vancouver.
This 2.5 ton granite sphere was donated by Germany. The globe floats freely on a flow of pressurised water. It was weighted at the South Pole and offset by 23.5 degrees to the Sun before the continents were engraved. Left untouched the Globe eventually rotates around the Earth's axis pointing North towards the Polar Star.