Vancouver Convention Centre
The brand new Vancouver Convention Centre was opened in 2010 just before the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The convention centre served as the International Olympic Broadcast Centre giving the world a breathtaking view through large windowed walls facing Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and the beautiful snowcapped mountains of North Vancouver. You may recall seeing the view of the Olympic rings reflecting on the waters of Coal Harbour from here as they change colours to match Canada’s medal colours of the day. The Olympic Caldron is located next to the convention centre in Jack Pool square. The caldron is only lite on rare occasion since the termination of the Olympics.
The Vancouver Convention Centre is located in an area of Downtown Vancouver known as Coal Harbour, named after it’s shoreline which is part of a bay of the Burrard Intel. Coal Harbour is surrounded by Stanley Park to the north and Downtown Vancouver to the south. The Vancouver Seawall connects the two for pedestrians and cyclists alike and continues on for over 30 kilometers cresting the ocean shores.
The new Skytrain from the Vancouver’s YVR airport to Downtown Vancouver makes arriving at the Vancouver Convention Centre a snap. Just 25 minutes on the Skytrain and a 5 minute walk and you are there. The Canada line runs the Skytrain directly from within the airport and the entire trip is very “Roller-Suitcase-Friendly”.
Accessibility to Hotels, Shops and Activities
This is a great area to stay in for easy access to Alaskan Cruises and seaplane flights to Victoria. If you plan to visit the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, you’ll be steps away from boarding your seaplane at the Vancouver Harbour Water Airport. The Vancouver Cruise Ship terminal is located only steps from the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada Place known for it’s picturesque white sails on the waterfront.
The Vancouver Art Gallery, Stanley Park, Gastown and Robson Street’s trendy shopping district are all close by and easy to reach. On a great day one could go for a walk or bicycle around the Vancouver Seawall which stretches for over 30 kilometres and in the evening go for dinner either in one of the Vancouver Downtown Restaurants or enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant from a Euro Asian menu.
Vancouver Convention Centre Hotels
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