The new retractable roof of BC Place is one of the defining features of the Vancouver skyline. Its cable-supported roof is the biggest of its kind in the world, and allows to tailor the atmosphere for any event in just 20 minutes. At BC Place you can enjoy summer festivals in the sun, football games under the stars or indoor exhibitions comfortably protected from the rain.
As well as being a concert venue
and home of the BC Lions CFL team, BC Place holds regular trade and consumer shows including the Vancouver International Boat Show, the Outdoor Adventure Show and the Pacific International Auto Show.
BC Place Stadium - 777 Pacific Blvd - Vancouver BC
On the doorstep
BC Place is located east of the downtown core
and is just two stops from Waterfront Station on the SkyTrain. The stadium is within walking distance of False Creek and the warehouse district of Yaletown
is close by. GM Place, the rowdy home of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team
is just across the road.
Local hotels include:
Hampton Inn & Suites
There are several popular sports bars close by but for a wider choice of places to eat, try Yaletown which is a 10-to-15 minute walk away. The neighbourhood features a pleasing mix of upmarket chains, independent breweries
, ethnic restaurants
, exclusive bars
along Mainland Street and Hamilton Street. Names to look out for include Blue Water Café and Raw Bar for seafood, Guu for Japanese, Capone’s Restaurant & Live Jazz Club and the Yaletown Brewing Company.
For strong coffee and Gallic treats try Boulangerie la Parisienne at the corner of Mainland and Helmcken. Alternatively drop in for coffee or lunch at the Urban Fare store on Davie Street
and watch the beautiful people shop for groceries.
For something unique head to Mainland Street or Davie Street in Yaletown where you’ll find clothing boutiques, expensive furniture stores, First Nation art galleries
and even a dog boutique.
Granville Island market
is a great place to browse and shop for food, tourist mementos and arts and crafts.
Mainstream shopping is available ten minutes away at the Pacific Centre which has an entrance at the corner of Georgia and Howe.
If you have money to burn, head for Edgewater Casino in the Plaza of Nations across from BC Place Stadium.
If you’re looking for something a little more wholesome, pick up a water taxi from the Plaza of Nations to Granville Island
and spend a few hours eating gourmet food and browsing galleries and stalls.
Alternatively, take a trip to Yaletown, the home of renovated warehouses, day spas and a clutch bars and restaurants.