Canada Place

Canada Place is one of Vancouver's most iconic landmarks and a popular gathering place for celebrating in Vancouver

Canada Place
Canada Place

Canada place first opened during the 1986 World’s Fair held in Vancouver. This now iconic Vancouver landmark, built on a pair of former Canadian Pacific Railway piers, was designed to be Canada’s premier showcase and serve as home to the Canada Pavilion during the World’s Fair. It was a huge success and hosted over 5 million visitors during the fair. The longer term goal was to serve as a cruise ship terminal and trade and convention centre.

Canada Place is home to the famous and luxurious Pan Pacific Hotel and continues its function as a cruise ship terminal and convention centre to this day.

Visitors to Canada Place can enjoy a variety of free activities. You can stroll along the west promenade called The Canadian Trail and enjoy incredible views of Vancouver’s spectacular harbour, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains. You'll find interactive exhibits and displays highlighting Canada’s geography, people, heritage, sports and major innovations.  Best of all, admission is free.  In and around Canada Place you'll find coffee shops, restaurants and bars. There's often free entertainment including music and dance.

After dark the five 'sails' of Canada Place are bathed in a mesmerizing display of constantly changing colourful light. This is best viewed from the plaza on the west.

Canada Place is where those powerful horns that play the first four notes of O Canada every day at exactly 12 noon are located. These Heritage Horns have announce the arrival of noon for over 20 years and can be heard through most of downtown and across the harbour in North Vancouver.

In addition to the free activities, you’ll want to visit the incredible FlyOver Canada attraction. You’ll find this thrilling 4D experience in the old IMAX theatre at the north end of the promenade.

Nearby, you can see the 2010 Olympic Torch. It's located west of Canada Place on the far side of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.  The torch is only lit on special occasions, but the transparent pillars are bathed with changing colours of light every night.

If you're visiting Vancouver on Canada Day (July 1st), Canada Place is an exciting place with live entertainment during the day and spectacular fireworks at night.

Since it's conveniently located right beside Waterfront Station, there's no reason not to visit Canada Place during your stay in Vancouver.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Canada Place Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Address: 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4, Canada

Phone: (604) 665-9000

Official Website: Canada Place

Canada Place Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating It's the Canada Place Convention Center. It's huge. It's an amazing building. Being inside the large tents was cool. They are built much different than I thought, and looking up at the roof of the tent explained that once inside. Such beautiful architecture and a very unique design. Lots of amenities, food, and restaurants nearby, close to the Waterfront. Lots of parking underground. There were 3 events taking place nearby, so it was quite busy, but it all flowed well as there is a lot of space for crowds.
Kyle Desjarlais - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating The suspension bridge was neat. The lil restaurant at the end of the last walkway was good. A nice walk through a very manicured and beautiful forest area.
Michael Mathews - in the last week

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5 Star Rating "Canada Place, as both a stunning architectural landmark and a bustling port of Vancouver, left me thoroughly impressed. From the moment I entered, I was greeted by the grandeur of the iconic sails and the vibrant energy of a thriving waterfront community. As a port, Canada Place seamlessly blends functionality with beauty, offering a gateway to the city for travelers from around the world. The efficiency and professionalism of the port staff ensured a smooth and seamless experience, whether I was embarking on a cruise or simply admiring the maritime activity from the promenade. Exploring Canada Place was a delight, with its diverse array of attractions and activities. From immersive exhibits highlighting Canada's rich maritime history to the charming shops and restaurants lining the waterfront, there was never a dull moment. I particularly enjoyed strolling along the promenade, taking in the breathtaking views of the harbor and marveling at the majestic sails soaring against the city skyline. Canada Place truly captures the essence of Vancouver's charm and hospitality. Whether you're a visitor or a local, it's a must-see destination that promises a memorable experience for all. I can't recommend it enough and look forward to returning soon for another unforgettable adventure.
Siddharth - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The stunning architecture and waterfront location make it a standout destination in the city. It's the perfect spot to stroll, take in the views, and capture some incredible photos. The atmosphere is vibrant, with a sense of excitement and discovery around every corner. Whether you're here to attend an event, explore the exhibits, or simply enjoy the scenery, there's something for everyone. The staff are friendly and welcoming, adding to the overall positive experience. It's a place that showcases the best of what the city has to offer, blending culture, history, and natural beauty. A must-visit for locals and tourists alike!
Anthony Vargas - 3 months ago

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Expo Line or Canada LineWaterfront Station1 Minute

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Canada place is located on the waterfront immediately west of Waterfront Station.

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