Top 5 Things to Do Before the Paralympics End on March 21

After six years of preparation and anticipation and a month of some of the best sports and celebrations Vancouver and the world have ever seen, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games are ending: The climactic Closing Ceremonies for the Paralympics happen this Sunday, March 21.

The end is nigh.

But it’s not over yet. There’s still time to cram in the last-minute experience you don’t want to miss before the close of the Games.

Top 5 Things to Do Before the Paralympics End, Sunday, March 21

1. Watch the Games in Person – Believe it or not, there are still tickets left for a number of Paralympic sports this weekend, with prices as low as $15. (As of this writing, Saturday’s semi-final Wheelchair Curling has tickets still available for $20.)

2.  Visit LiveCity Downtown – Remy perfectly outlines all the reasons to hit this Olympic/Paralympic celebration site before it closes down for good: Top 5 Reasons to Visit LiveCity Downtown . . . before it’s too late.

3. Zip-line over Robson Square – The queues may be long (though not as long as they were during the Olympics), but come on, you know you don’t want to miss flying through the air in the centre of downtown Vancouver. Check it out on video here.

4. Touch the Vancouver 2010 Gold Medals – Another hot-spot with long lines during the Olympics (lines are about 2 hours now), the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion is absolutely worth a last-minute trip: When else will you get to feel Olympic gold?

5. See the Vancouver Olympic Cauldron – True, the Olympic Cauldron’s scenic location in Coal Harbour is marred by the fence around it (truly a tragic addition), but it’s still worth at least a walk-by before the official end of the 2010 Games.

Have more ideas for getting the most out of the Paralympics’ last weekend? Please share!

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