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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010

2010 Olympic Experience: Downtown Vancouver Celebration Sites

The 2010 Winter Olympic Game celebrations welcome the World to Vancouver, British Columbia and introduce visitors to the culture and communities of the city through activities, events, live entertainment and alongside some of the most beautiful locales in the Downtown Core where locals and visitors can celebrate together.

Visitors to Vancouver can enjoy a wide range of activities, events, shows, celebrations and interesting locales. The following are Olympic experiences within Vancouver's Downtown Core, celebrating the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the communities within the city.

There are many fun and interesting celebrations throughout Vancouver to explore.

  • EDGEWATER CASINO CELEBRATION VILLAGE [Location: Along Pacific Street across from BC Place] Times: February 12-28: Mon-Thurs: 2:00pm - 11:00pm; Fri-Sun: 12:00pm - 2:00am | Information: The Edgewater Casino Celebration Village celebrates the Year of the Tiger with events, activities and Olympic broadcasting. Edgewater will also be hosting the International Pin Exchange for visitors to trade their Country's pins.

  • PLACE DE LA FRANCOPHONE 2010 [Location: Granville Island] Times: February 11-28: Air Canada Stage: 6:00pm - Close*; Club Adrenaline: 11:00am - 12:00am; Agritourism Pavilion: 11:00am - 8:00pm; Street Events: 8:00am - Close* (*varies) | Information: Place de la Francophone will become Vancouver's French Quarter with live shows, Olympic coverage in French, an Agritourism Pavilion, Bar, venues and activities.

  • 2010 STREET PARTIES [Location: Robson Street (east of Jervis Street to BC Place; Mainland Street in Yaletown (from Davie to Nelson Streets); Granville Street (Smithe Street to the Waterfront); Hamilton Street (Smithe Street to W Georgia) Beatty Street (Smithe to Dunsmuir Streets); and West Georgia (Hamilton to Beatty Streets)] Times: February 12-28: 12:00pm - 12:00am | Information: For pedestrians only, these streets will have a variety of activities, booths and events to enjoy throughout the Olympics.

  • PRIDE HOUSE VANCOUVER [Location: Qmunity at 1170 Bute Street at Davie Street (Davie Village)] Times: February 12-28: 10:00am - 7:00pm | Information: For the first time in Olympic history the Lesbian and Gay Community will have a Pavilion, Pride House, which shows off Vancouver's Pride with daily events and Pride Ambassadors welcoming athletes, their families and the World.





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