Olympic Cauldron (Jack Poole Plaza), Vancouver

The 2010 Olympic Cauldron is accessible near the Vancouver Convention Centre in Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, British Columbia - it is mostly fenced off but there are a view access points to view it and an upper viewing deck. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

This map shows where visitors are able to see the 2010 Olympic Cauldron and where the fence opens for people to take photos.

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Landmark

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All Seasons

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Time:

30 minutes

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Sense of Curiosity

Visitors to Vancouver can see the 2010 Olympic Cauldron which rests as a landmark on the waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia on Jack Poole Plaza atop the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Cauldron, made of steel and glass, will be an everlasting symbol of the splendour of the Games which occurred in the city between February 12th and 28th, 2010 amidst the beauty of the city, sky, Burrard Inlet and North Shore mountains.

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.

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Visitors to Vancouver, British Columbia's waterfront can view the Olympic Cauldron in Jack Poole Plaza, adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre for visitors to see the iconic torch which marked the beginning and end of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in the city.
Visitors to Vancouver can see the Olympic Cauldron which was created for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games which took place in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia. The Cauldron is located on the shores of the Burrard Inlet beside the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The 2010 Olympic Cauldron in Vancouver, British Columbia cannot be accessed by the public, however, people can go up the ramp to see the Cauldron from a unique upper deck view where different viewpoints allow visitors to see the 2010 Olympic Cauldron with the city, plaza or mountains and ocean as the background.
Visitors can ascend to the upper viewing area to see the 2010 Olympic Cauldron in Vancouver, British Columbia which overlooks Jack Poole Plaza and the cauldron as well as the Burrard Inlet and surrounding mountains. One of the most stunning views of the symbol of the Olympic Games, the upper deck offers a view unlike anywhere else.
The Olympic Cauldron is located on the waterfront on the Burrard Inlet, overlooking the North Shore Mountains and the cityscape of Downtown Vancouver. The torch is a symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games which were held in Vancouver, British Columbia, between February 12th to the 28th of that year.
The 2010 Olympic Cauldron located in Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, British Columbia is also a work of art as it is spectacularly lit up in the evening against the North Shore and the Burrard Inlet.
The Olympic Cauldron was lit by Wayne Gretzky for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and sits in Jack Poole Plaza beside the Vancouver Convention Centre in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.


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The 2010 Olympic Cauldron is located in Jack Poole Plaza adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre (west side)
1055 Canada Place


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