The towering white canvas “sails” of this over-water facility have become emblematic of Vancouver. Much of the interior is devoted to a convention center and high-octane Pan Pacific Hotel, and the wharf itself is a cruise ship dock. But the promenade around the outside of the wharf offers sweeping views of the city, Stanley Park, the North Shore Mountains and the Port of Vancouver. Westward along the Canada Place Pier just a bit, the plaza in front of the new convention center is the home of the Olympic Cauldron, a legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Aside from admiring the architecture, which reminds us of the Sydney Opera House, this is a splendid place to watch floatplanes land and depart for points up and down the BC coast.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: EB west Cordova Street NS Seymour Street