Canada Place, Vancouver

Canada Place is a convention centre, hotel and cruise ship terminal, most which dock in its port from spring to fall. Canada Place can be seen from West, North and Downtown Vancouver and it easily spotted amongst the other buildings due to its bright colouring and distinct design. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE:

Canada Place with its five sails and elongated port for Cruise Ships is a unique sight to see.





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Visible along the many road networks in Downtown Vancouver due to the city's design, Canada Place with its five large sails and distinctive design is a compliment to Vancouver's waterfront locale, mimicking the ships in the Burrard Inlet. Sitting on the edge of the inlet, it has found its niche as the Cruise Ship terminal for Western Canada (sailings usually departing to Alaska) as well as one of the largest convention centres in the city.

Home to the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition centre, it was originally constructed in 1986 as the Canadian Pavilion for the World Expo of the same year. Canada Place now functions as the Canadian Cruise terminal for the west coast ranging from trips down south to California and the more popular northern tours to Alaska.

Canada Place was expanded in 2001 to accommodate a second berth for cruise ships and is also the location of Port of Vancouver which oversees ships and their cargo coming in and out of the Burrard Inlet to Canada's busiest Port. Inside Canada Place there is also a Port of Vancouver Interpretive Centre for visitors to learn about the cargo vessels, the Port and other interesting facts and information.

Visitors can walk the different levels around the top, middle and bottom of Canada Place enjoying views of the North Shore Mountains, North Vancouver, Stanley Park and watch the Cruise ships departing in the spring, summer and fall and the seaplanes taking off. Canada Place is also the start point for the Vancouver Seawall.

Consisting of large white sails, Canada Place is one of the most visible landmarks on the Burrard Inlet and will continue to awe visitors to Vancouver for decades to come.

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Canada Place, with its pristine white sails and elongated dock is a beautiful and iconic sight in Vancouver focusing on its strengths as a popular sightseeing locale as well as its function as a convention centre and cruise ship terminal.

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