Five distinctive white sails mark Canada Place’s positon in Vancouver’s downtown waterfront. As the home of the Canada Place cruise ship terminal, Port Metro Vancouver’s head offices and Discovery Centre, Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, World Trade Centre Office Complex, VINCI Park parking centre and FlyOver Canada, Canada Place is a multi-use facility offering an inspirationally Canadian port experience, year round. A fundamental commitment to the country has established this port property as the western hub for free award-winning events and Canadian experiences alike.
Most commonly recognized by its unique 90 foot fibreglass sails, Canada Place includes much more. The Canadian Trail along the west promenade gives visitors a taste of all thirteen distinct provinces and territories, including interactive monuments and seasonal daily walking tours, the Heritage Horns sound the first four notes of O Canada! daily at noon, FlyOver Canada, the city’s premier attraction, takes you on a flight ride across the country, and the Main Plaza’s Welcome Centre staff will answer all of your questions and help you maximize your on-site experience.
Canada Place is more than just a pretty face for the Downtown Vancouver waterfront; it’s a Canadian icon that sets a new standard for cultural promotion and national pride.
The events at Canada Place have garnered recognition from a multitude of international tourism organisations. Some of their many awards and accolades include:
2014 CSES National Star Award’s Best Public Entertainment Event – Christmas
2014 International Festival and Events Association (IFEA) Bronze Grand Pinnacle Award – Canada Day
2013 IFEA Haas & Wilkerson Bronze Pinnacle Awards – Christmas
2013 Hermes Creative Platinum Award – Special Event – Canada Day
2013 Hermes Creative Platinum Award – Special Event – Christmas
2011 B.C. Event Awards – Best Festival – Canada Day
2011 CSES National Star Awards – Best Festival – Canada Day
2010 Tourism Industry Association of Canada 2010 Metro Toronto Convention Centre Event of the Year Award