POINT OF INTEREST

Canada Place

About This Point Of Interest

Canada Place

Home of our Welcome Centre, the award winning Vancouver Convention Centre is a marvel in sustainable architecture. Consisting of the East Building located within Canada Place, and the West Building immediately adjacent, the centre opened its doors originally in 1989 and was expanded in 2002. The West Building is LEED Platinum certified, and the 24,000 square-metre (6-acres) living roof is irrigated with the building’s waste water.

Inside, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers an impressive 43,340 square-metres (466,500 square feet) of meeting space, all conveniently located in the heart of downtown.

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Hop-On With Us

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Take one of our Hop-On, Hop-Off buses to Canada Place (Stop #C3/P2).

Variety is the spice of life, so for each of our Hop-on Hop-off tours we dish it up and you get to choose. We operate two types of vehicles, and while both buses travel the same routes, each offers a very different tour experience. Of course, we suggest you take the time to enjoy both, but we won't make you. Channelling the spirit of San Francisco, our Trolley's will have you ready for a jolly time. The driver will provide you with live commentary of your tour, lending a local's authentic take on the magic that makes Vancouver great. But as fun as our trolley tours are, our clear-top buses are equally special. Your view of the city will be like no other as you tour the streets with the wind in your hair, experiencing our vibrant downtown with all of your senses. You will be accompanied by a recorded commentary that is available in multiple languages.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Canada Place?
Canada place is the busiest harbour in Canada, welcoming more than 900,000 passengers each year.
Is there an entrance fee to visit Canada Place?
No, you are welcome to explore Canada Place for free. Remember to say hi to our friendly staff members at the Welcome Centre, located in the heart of Canada Place.
Is Canada Place wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Canada Place is fully wheelchair accessible.
How far is Gastown from Canada Place?
It takes about 15 minutes to walk from Gastown to Canada Place.
Where is your Welcome Centre located?
The Welcome Centre is located in the heart of the Main Plaza. The kiosk has a giant maple leaf printed on it.