Located in the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant harbour area, Canada Place is the gateway for visitors arriving into the bustling city by ship. Along with Vancouver’s primary cruise ship terminal, Canada Place offers a lively harbour promenade with multiple facilities including a waterfront cinema, flight simulation centre, hotel, walking tours and more.
Canada Place is most recognisable by the five 27-metre-long white sails that make up its roof. Aside from these impressive sails, visitors to Canada Place come to revel in the uniquely Canadian experiences for which the waterfront facility is famous.
From the Heritage Horns to The Canadian Trail and the Dream of Canada Exhibit, the many retrospectives on offer at Canada Place will put you right in the thick of the country’s captivating culture and heritage.
To immerse yourself in the history of Canada and its territories, start with The Canadian Trail, a nostalgic walkway divided into 13 sections along the water. The trail represents the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada with tiles and coloured glass.
Guided tours of The Canadian Trail include the history and interesting facts of the area. If the many maritime activities at the harbour are more to your taste, Port Metro Vancouver is the place to be.
As the third largest and most diversified port in North America, Port Metro Vancouver has plenty to offer visitors eager to learn about the city’s naval history. And finally, the must-see attraction of your day: FlyOver Canada. The all-ages flight-simulation ride is a visual adventure with views of the breathtaking scenery Canada is known for.
Canada Place is hard to miss when visiting the centre of Downtown Vancouver. Simply look out for the towering white sails to point you in the right direction. Like most harbour-front attractions, Canada Place is best experienced on foot so you can engage with the local atmosphere.
Admission to Canada Place and most of the walking tours is free, while other attractions such as FlyOver Canada will cost approximately $15 to $23. Those looking for accommodation at Canada Place can book in at the luxurious Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, one of the top 10 International Business Hotels in the world.