Canada Place, Vancouver

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780 - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver (604) 775-7200

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    Just a nice place to hang out

    by buzzz Written Jul 20, 2014
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    We like to hang out for an hour or so at Canada Place, especially when the cruise ships are in dock. It's just a great location to watch the sea planes, mountains, cruise ships and Stanley Park. Also it has the thrilling Fly Over Canada ride which is well worth a go.

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    Canada Place

    by GentleSpirit Updated Jul 28, 2013

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    Canada Place is one of the most immediately recognizable landmarks in Vancouver. Located on the Burrard Inlet waterfront, it has a convention center, luxury hotel and meeting halls inside, You can catch the sky train across the bay at Waterfront Station. Canada Place has been renovated and enlarged and now serves as the terminus for cruise ships stopping in Vancouver. As I was staying in downtown Vancouver it was an easy walk down West Cordova street.

    I just found it visually very appealing, particularly early in the morning when the sun has just risen

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    Beautiful landmark and great views

    by Ann75 Written Jan 29, 2012

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    The Canada Place is a well known landmark in Vancouver right at the waterfront in downtown Vancouver overlooking the Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park and the North Shore Mountains. At the Canada Place you can find a Welcome Centre right outside where you can ask any question about the Canada Place and the events taking place here. There is also a "story board" (a big LCD video screen) on the outside of the building featuring iconic Canadian content, celebrating the Canadian spirit. You will also find the Promenade which is a walkway around the Canada Place where you can enjoy beautiful views over the Burrard Inlet, the mountains, North Vancouver, Stanley Park and more. From April until October you can enjoy the views of the massive cruise ships that come and go to take travels to Alaska and other place.

    On the west side of the promenade is the "Canadian Trails" which opened in the spring of 2010. The Canadian Trail is a unique walk across Canada, using surface tiles and coloured glass to depict our vast and diverse country. Then you will also notice the "Sails of Light". The Sails of Light is a visual event illuminating the Canada Place to tell Canada’s story. It turns the sails into different colours, displays and animation. It's best viewed on the west side of Canada Place, other prime viewing locations include Stanley Park, the Coal Harbour Seawall, the Vancouver Convention Centre West, the North Shore and waterways.

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    Canada Place & Waterfront

    by Jim_Eliason Written Aug 16, 2009

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    Canada Place is Vancouver's convention center and includes a IMAX theatre and restaurants. The waterfront station is a 1915 Ferry terminal that serves as a major transportation hub to North Vancouver.

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    by Carmanah Updated Jan 16, 2008

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    Canada Place is an architectural landmark in Vancouver. The building jets out over the water and its white sails makes it look like a ship in port. Not surpringly, this is the major cruise ship terminal for Alaska-bound cruises. Canada Place is also home to the Pan Pacific Hotel and a huge convention center. It even has an IMAX Theatre hidden at its far end.

    Saying all this, there is not a whole lot going on at Canada Place other than the view. People don't go there to do things and Canada Place itself is not really a destination other than for panoramic photo opportunities. It takes about half an hour to casually walk around the perimeter of Canada Place while snapping photos of the harbour, mountains, and seaplanes taking off.

    Though it's scenic, I wouldn't call the Canada Place area particularly vibrant. It's actually a rather sterile part of the city as a result of the business-oriented neighbourhood. The only crowds at Canada Place are Alaska cruise passengers and convention participants. Even then, it's only really crowded from May to September.

    If you're going to visit, make Canada Place a stop on your way to somewhere else (be it Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, etc). And if you're limited for time in Vancouver, skipping Canada Place isn't a bad thing, especially when equally scenic Stanley Park and Granville Island are much more interesting.

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    by cinthya_in_victoria Written Jan 3, 2008

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    Cold and windy.. look at my hair!

    I loved this place!! Its apparience is like a ship and it's one of Vancouver's icon.
    It houses the Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver's World Trade Centre, and an IMAX screen. It is also the main cruise ship terminal in the north pacific.

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    View on a sunny day after snow

    by bminorca Written Feb 6, 2007
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    The view of the north shore mountains from Canada Place on a sunny day after snow is gorgeous. It doesn't happen often as it usually changes to rain after snow in Vancouver. When the sun does come out in the next morning after snow, take a day off and go to Canada Place!

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  • Amazing Building

    by woodydag Written Nov 20, 2006

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    A stop by Canada Place is worth it just for the views of the harbor and North Vancouver even if you are not interested in the IMAX theater or the shopping mall next door. Geogad has a free MP3 walking tour that focuses on this area and continues to the waterfront and then to Gastown. If you don't have an MP3 player, you can walk around the outside of Canada Place and read the tour plaques. They give you a really good overview of Vancouver's history. It takes around an hour or more, depending on how fast you walk. You can get more visitor info and maps at the TourismVancouver centre next to Canada Place.

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    Canada Place

    by aukahkay Written Nov 2, 2006

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    The unmistakable 5 pointed sails characterise Canada Place. Canada Place is the site of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center, the IMAX Theater, cruise ship terminal and the Pan Pacific Hotel. Expansion plans are now underway to increase the Convention and Exhibition Center to 1.2 million square feet, scheduled to be ready in late 2008.

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    Canada Place - where the cruise ships dock.

    by worldkiwi Written Aug 1, 2006

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    Canada Place is a wharf shaped like a ship and fittingly it's where cruise ships dock when in Vancouver. Canada Place sports Vancouver's iconic sails (see the photo), which actually form the exterior of the main building's roof. The view from the end of the wharf is great (when there are no ships docked).
    This is a free sight in Vancouver and worth it for the chance to stretch your legs and breathe in the sea air!

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    Great Views of Northern Vancouver and Stanley Park

    by zpete Written May 3, 2006
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    Picture taking opportunties all around this area. The weather was great and it was nice just soaking up the sun and being close to the water. I am a little land locked in Raleigh to enjoy this activity.

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    IMAX Theatre

    by spitball Updated Dec 31, 2005

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    Canada Place is not only a beautiful structure, resembling a long ship with multi sails, but it houses convention centres, restaurants a world class hotel and hosts many interesting events. This is also the major Cruise ship port, very classy.
    The IMAX theatre is housed in this building, and is a very impressive "event", if you've never experienced a night out at the IMAX movies, try it here. Their program changes frequently, so you'll be able to choose something.

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  • Fun...for awhile

    by travelman55410 Written Oct 28, 2005

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    Canada Place is home to the Vancouver Convention Center and the Pan Pacific and Fairmont Waterfront Hotels. It is cool, but it is not really a tourist site, it is fun to walk down the "pier" and back, but that is about it.

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    Canada Place

    by soniquemd Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Canada Place

    If you visit Vancouver you MUST go to Canada Place. This Convention Center (also a port) is one of the most famous Vancouver symbols. Not only because of it´s wonderful architectural design (beatuiful white roofs, fantastic glass covered building), but also for the IMAX theatre, partys in there, etc.
    I think it's a good experience worth it to visit.

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    by chris_i79 Written Aug 12, 2004

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    Carnival Crusie ship and Canada Place

    Sydney has the Opera House....and Vancouer has the sails of Canada Place. This building is becoming a recognizable icon of Vancouver. Canada Place is located on the waterfront and is a port of call for cruise ships from around the world. The complex also houses an Imax theatre, Convention centers and a World Trade Center.

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