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Vancouver Icons: Canada Place

November 14th, 2012 @ 10:50am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Aerial photos, illustrations, and digital artwork often feature the sails at Canada Place. Cruise ships are docked, conventions are held, and major festivals are celebrated at this landmark which is this week’s Vancouver Icon photo feature:

Canada Place
Photo credit: bcbusinesshub on Flickr

Canada Place Canada Place
Photo credit: Zorro1968 & Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr

The Drop with Canada Place
Photo credit: Ruth and Dave & どこでもいっしょ on Flickr

During Expo ’86, the Canada Pavilion at Canada Place was opened by HRH Prince Charles and The Right Hon. Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada. Among the largest and most elaborate pavilions presented by any nation at any World’s Fair, the Canada Pavilion hosted more than 5 million visitors prior to the October 13, 1986 closing date. The Canada Pavilion has been acknowledged as one of the best-ever host nation pavilions at a world exposition. Wholly funded by the Government of Canada, the Canada Pavilion was converted into the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre in 1987 and was then officially turned over to the Province of British Columbia as a lasting legacy for the Canadian people. [Source: Canada Place History]

Canada Place
Photo credit: {e u g e n e} on Flickr

面壁 The will to do, the soul to dare
Photo credit: Jianwei ., & Jianwei ., on Flickr

Today in Vancouver: Ship to ship, sail to sail | Cruise Ships at Canada Place
Photo credit: [travelfox] on Flickr

Canada Place Cruise Ship
Photo credit: bcbusinesshub on Flickr

Coloured Sails
Photo credit: Wayneson Chan on Flickr

Beyond the Bridge
Photo credit: Matzuda on Flickr

If you haven’t already, grab your tickets for Breakfast with Santa at Canada Place. This event and all Christmas at Canada Place activities support Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security For Children. Miss604 is once again a proud sponsor of Christmas at Canada Place.

Other Vancouver Icons posts include: Old Courthouse/Vancouver Art Gallery, Dominion Building, Science World, Gastown Steam Clock, SFU Burnaby, Commodore Lanes, Siwash Rock, Kitsilano Pool, White Rock Pier, Main Post Office, Planetarium Building, Lord Stanley Statue, Vancouver Library Central Branch, Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.

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One comment

  1. As always Rebecca amazing finds. You’ve got a great eye for epic photos.

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