Canada Place

Phone: (604) 775-7200
999 Canada Place
Vancouver BC V6C3E1

Canada Place is situated in Vancouver 's waterfront. It's on a pier at the heart of Vancouver 's large harbour front. Canada Place overlooks an amazing view of the historical Gastown area, North Vancouver across the inlet, downtown and Stanley Park to the West.

What's there?
The building itself also a mixed-use commercial facility, that is home to a variety of events all year round, as it is home to the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre. It also houses key marine businesses such as The Vancouver Port Authority Corporate Offices, Cruise Ship Terminal (Operated by the Vancouver Port Authority), as well as the World Trade Centre Office Complex and various other law firms and companies.

The award-winning Canada Place complex incorporates a mix of public and private sector amenities attracting several million guests annually. On the tourism side, the site is also home to the luxurious Pan Pacific Hotel, the CN IMAX theatre, and the Five Sails restaurant. This is one of the best eating establishments in the city. It boasts fantastic views and a pricy but amazing menu.

The exterior design is based on Canada 's legendary maritime heritage and British Columbia 's reputation as Canada 's Gateway to the Pacific. The futuristic complex with its distinctive peaked fabric roof is designed to resemble an ocean liner under full sail.

History
Canada Place world-class reputation was established as the site for the Canada Pavilion at Expo 86. It has been acknowledged as one of the best-ever host-nation pavilions at a world exposition. Wholly funded by the Government of Canada, the Canada Pavilion was converted into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre in 1987 and was then officially turned over to the Province of British Columbia as a lasting legacy for the Canadian people.

Canada Place is the Government of Canada's landmark investment in British Columbia and has become the focal point for BC's thriving tourist and international trade sectors and a meeting place for all Canadians.

Events and Attractions
Entertainment and special event programs throughout the year. Free for the public. Most notable is the Christmas at Canada Place that is celebrated every December 25th.

There is also a self-guided walking tour available that allows visitors to go through Vancouver 's history through archival photographs and historical anecdotes along the more than 2,000 metres (6,675 feet) of promenade walkways. This Promenade Into History details Indian legends, dramatic shipwrecks, romantic interludes on luxury liners, Vancouver's history and scenic beauty, freight and cargo, exports and imports, as well as Vancouver and Canada's development in world trade. There are 44 historical points of interest surrounding the harbour. Located at each of the numbers indicated on the map are educational and interesting plaques describing in detail historical moments to take you back in time.

Along the way, there are also unsurpassable views of Vancouver 's picturesque harbour. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours.

Directions
Access by vehicles and pedestrians is available along the foot of Howe and Burrard streets. There is also easy access from the Waterfront SkyTrain Station, SeaBus Terminal, West Coast Express and Canada Place is very near to major downtown hotels such as the Pan Pacific (actually on Canada Place) and Fairmont Vancouver Waterfront (directly across the road).

There is a staff information booth located in the public lobby of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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