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Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights Tour
"Tour begins with 1:30pm pickup from your downton Vancouver hotel. Begin with the highlights of downtown Vancouver including Canada Place home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture past the Arts and Financial Districts and to Robson Street the epicenter of cutting-edge fashion and design. Enter the 1000-acre urban rainforest
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Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Board a classic turn-of-the-century trolley at any of the 34 stops and enjoy live commentary as you see Vancouver’s most noteworthy attractions. You can hop on and off as many times as you like for a 1-day or consecutive 2-day period. Buses run from morn giving you flexibility to discover the city at a pace that suits your schedule. In the summer the route covers two loops Green and Red which are combined into one super loop during the winter. (See below for a full list of stops.) Both routes begin at Canada Place a convention center built for Expo ’86. The Green Route then travels through West End before winding through Stanley Park 1
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"Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour Lookout Observation Deck and Vancouver Aquarium Combo""See the best of Vancouver aboard a classic turn-of-the-century Vancouver Trolley which runs on environmentally friendly propane fuel ensuring Vancouver stays beautiful. Take the entire tour in two hours or hop off the trolley at any of the 34 stops to visit Vancouver's major downtown attractions go shopping or dine out. Then re-board another Vancouver Trolley to continue on your tour which includes live commentary and operates year-round. Your hop-on hop-off ticket can be used over two consecutive days. During April to October
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Canada Place Tips (31)

View on a sunny day after snow

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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bminorca
Feb 06, 2007

Amazing Building

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.

woodydag
Nov 20, 2006

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.

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aukahkay
Nov 02, 2006

Canada Place - where the cruise ships dock.

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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Aug 01, 2006
 
 
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Great Views of Northern Vancouver and Stanley Park

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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zpete
May 03, 2006

IMAX Theatre

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.

phone: (604) 775-7200

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spitball
Dec 31, 2005

Fun...for awhile

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.

travelman55410
Oct 28, 2005

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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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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chris_i79
Aug 12, 2004

The White Sails of Canada Place

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.

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toontown
Jul 09, 2004

Canada Place

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.

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jamiesno
Jun 25, 2004

Canada Place and the Cruise Ships

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.

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Jun 24, 2003

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780 - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

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