Olympic Cauldron Tours

Located in Jack Poole Plaza in front of the Vancouver Convention Center, the Olympic Cauldron was built to commemorate the city's 2010 hosting of the Winter Olympic Games. The 33-foot-tall cauldron was constructed with steel and glass and was first lit as the Olympic torch made it's final run on the relay to B.C. Place Stadium for the opening ceremony of the games. Across the plaza from the cauldron is the Vancouver Convention Center, which was host to the media during the Winter Games and a key cog to the operations of the event.  It's a fitting placement to commemorate the amount of work put into the event by the city of Vancouver.

Today, the cauldron, which is back-dropped by stunning view of mountains and sea, has become a tourist destination in the heart of downtown Vancouver. However, the cauldron is only lit on days of special importance such as Remembrance Day or Canada Day. Understandably so, as it is estimated that the operating cost of the cauldron is about $5,000 every 4 hours. Although during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the cauldron was also set alight on days that Canadian athletes claimed a gold medal.

Practical Info

The Olympic Cauldron is located at Jack Poole Plaza which is just outside the Vancouver Convention Center and just north of Canada Place. The nearest SkyTrain station is Burrard. The plaza is open 24 hours a day.
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Address: 150 Canada Place, Vancouver, Canada
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Bike Tour of Downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park

Discover top city attractions on two wheels on this 3-hour bike tour of downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. Follow your guide on a route past the historic Mole Hill Community and Davie Street Village, where Vancouver's Pride Festival takes place. Spin along peaceful cycle lanes to Robson Square in downtown Vancouver then, after a quick stroll, head on the waterfront area and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Admire Jack Poole Plaza and the Olympic cauldron on route to Stanley Park, and enjoy fine views over the snow-capped mountains beyond.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Canada Place and Vancouver Waterfront Photography Tour

Sharpen your camera skills on this 2-hour Canada Place and Vancouver waterfront photography tour. Stroll through Canada Place with your guide and capture fine views over Burrard Inlet. Master composition, aperture, depth of field and focal techniques, and learn how to get the best out of your camera. Take picture-postcard shots over the white sails of Canada Place and the contemporary Convention Centre, and frame Vancouver’s spectacular marina, skyline and North Shore mountains through your lens. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to six people.
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