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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Canada Place is a great way for a newcomer to immediately grasp the flavour of Vancouver, with the busy harbour and cruise ships in the fore and majestic mountains as a backdrop. When I first moved to Vancouver this was a favourite spot. I would grab a coffee from the nearby train station and go as far out to the 'bow' as possible to watch the seaplanes take off and land. Of course Canada Place is also home to offices, the convention centre, and the PanPacific Hotel, which is first class.
If you want to get some close up views of massive cruise ships and you are venturing around downtown, take the time to visit Canada Place.
Canada Place is no doubt one of Vancouver's more unique buildings and brings character to Vancouver's Harbour.
Canada Place also has an IMAX Theatre if your up for some entertainment. The link below has another link to IMAX so you can see what is playing.
Canada Place is one of the the most recognizable buildings in downtown Vancouver. It's currently the city's Convention Center, although I wonder, how much internal space these sail-shaped tents can provide. Nevertheless, it's a beautiful architecture to photograph, especially from Stanley Park or Burrard Inlet. Canada Place is also the main terminal for many Alaskan cruise ships, bringing in extra tourists in the summer.
It's fun to walk the Canada Place Promenade alongside the docked cruise ships. You can see the many activities happening at different levels of the ship at the same time.