This map shows where visitors are able to see the 2010 Olympic Cauldron and where the fence opens for people to take photos.
The Olympic Cauldron is symbolic with the commencement (Opening) of the Games and since 1928, a continually burning cauldron has always been located in the host city for any given Olympic Games.
The tradition of the Olympic Cauldron and its flame started in 1928 in Amsterdam, and the torch relay in 1936 in Berlin. At 106 days, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games (XXI) marked the longest domestic relay ever made with the flame in history. Vancouver, British Columbia had two Olympic Cauldrons - one inside BC Place (which was lit by four Canadian athletes: Catriona LeMay Doan, Wayne Gretzky, Steve Nash and Nancy Greene) which was the location of the Opening ceremonies and another at the waterfront near Canada Place on Jack Poole Plaza (lit by Wayne Gretzky) which is named for the founding chairman of VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Committee) who passed away in 2009.
The Vancouver Olympic Cauldron will become a permanent fixture in Vancouver, British Columbia after the closing of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (where it will remain unlit) on the edge of the Burrard Inlet in the shadow of the city and looking upon the North Shore mountains. The Cauldron has a distinctive icy appearance as it is made of steel and glass.
A lasting legacy of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Cauldron will be a landmark for decades to come on the waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia on the Jack Poole Plaza adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around 2010 Olympic Cauldron, Jack Poole PlazaThe 2010 Olympic Cauldron is located in Jack Poole Plaza adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre (west side)
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