Celebrate Canada Day at the Vancouver Convention Centre!

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Do you want to be part of the biggest Canada Day celebration in the city, Canada Day at Canada Place? Then bring the whole family down to the Vancouver Convention Centre where they open their doors once a year to the public for their Annual Canada Day Open House! Explore one of Vancouver’s most prized establishments and the world’s first LEED® Platinum-Certified convention centre. It has been host to some of the most renowned and inspiring events in the world. Now they are opening their doors to you, where you can learn about the facility’s many “unconventional” features including its marine habitat and six-acre living roof and participate in a variety of family-fun activities.

Enjoy fun in the sun at Vancouver’s stunning Jack Poole Plaza with beautiful views of the harbor and mountains while taking part in tons of fun activities for the whole family.

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Highlights include:

Lighting of the Olympic Cauldron –Be sure to join in on the singing of O Canada as it is lit at noon!

Marine Connection – Learn about marine life around the Convention Centre’s marine habitat with the Vancouver Aquarium’s VanAqua displays. This interactive experience will run from 11am to 4 pm. Expect to see some marine life that’s close enough to touch! Also try your hand at the marine origami station.

Living Roof – Learn about the construction and design of Canada’s largest living roof that boasts more than 400,000 indigenous plants and grasses from the Pacific Northwest. For the kids, there will be an interactive bug display, coloring station, tattoos and bee family cut out.

Hold the Earth in Your hands- Come down for the coolest photo-op in the city! We will put our iconic floating globe right in the palms of your hands.

Remembering the Games – Take a journey back to one of Vancouver’s proudest moments and experience the Vancouver Convention Centre’s legacy of the 2010 Olympic games. Test your knowledge with Olympic trivia game where you can win special prizes and view an inspiring cinematic experience that will take you back to all your favorite Olympic moments.

Brew with a View– Enjoy delicious, family-friendly fare and beautiful mountain and harbour views on the facility’s licensed Pacific Terrace, home to Douglas Coupland’s Digital Orca. Food and beverage, including ice cold beer and wine, will be available for purchase from 12 pm to 7 pm.

Community Corner – Check out all the great work the Vancouver Convention Centre does with the community. This area will feature information about United We Can which the Vancouver Convention Centre contributes 100% of their beverage recyclables to.

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