Vancouver, BC (June 25, 2018) – You are invited! The Vancouver Convention Centre is hosting an Open House in its West building on Canada’s birthday, July 1, 2018.

Explore the world’s first double LEED Platinum-certified convention centre, home to the renowned TED Conference and other exciting events from around the globe. Learn about the facility’s many “unconventional” features including its marine habitat and six-acre living roof; learn about the impact of the convention and meetings business; and participate in fun family-friendly activities.

All indoor Open House activities will run from 11 am to 5 pm in the West building (1055 Canada Pl.) on July 1. Highlights include:

Event Expo: Visit this showcase of some of the exciting consumer shows and community events we host at the Convention Centre. Be sure to stop by to learn about their events, enjoy special activities, games and giveaways.

  • Anime Revolution
  • Art! Vancouver
  • BC Lions
  • Circle Craft
  • Fan Expo
  • Vancouver International Travel Expo
  • SHUX
  • Study & Go Abroad

Green Scene: Learn about the Convention Centre’s comprehensive sustainability program while enjoying activities like our recycling game and more.

Picture Yourself! Don’t miss these amazing opportunities to take your photo with:

  • The one-of-a-kind suspended globe in our lobby;
  • A photo station putting you in the centre of some of the special spaces in and around our facility; and
  • Our larger than life #VanConventions installation.

Busy Bee Corner:

  • Children’s zone with arts and crafts and more.
  • A live demo by our very own culinary team. Watch them create a dessert of rooftop honey and marsala sabayon with local berries (12:30 pm and 2:30 pm).

Marine Connection: Learn about the Convention Centre’s thriving marine habitat and enjoy unique activities hosted by Ocean Wise.

Cauldron Lighting: This majestic 2010 legacy will be re-lit at 12 pm to celebrate Canada’s birthday.

Brew with a View: Enjoy delicious, family-friendly fare and beautiful mountain and harbour views on the facility’s licensed Pacific Terrace, home to Douglas Coupland’s Digital Orca. Food and beverage, including ice-cold beer and cider, will be available for purchase.

Instagram Photo Contest: Share your favourite moments during your visit to the Open House on Instagram and use #VanConventions to be entered into a draw to win great prizes.

In addition to the Open House, the Vancouver Convention Centre is a Community Partner of Canada Day at Canada Place, where an exciting line-up of events is scheduled in the Convention Centre’s East building and the Jack Poole Plaza.


Editors: High resolution images can be downloaded here.