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Vancouver Convention Centre

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Address: 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-689-8232
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00

Located on the downtown waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the...

Located on the downtown waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the Vancouver Convention Centre’s two connected buildings feature 466,500 ft2 (43,340 m2) of flexible meeting, exhibition, ballroom and plenary space. As the world’s only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified convention centre, the facility is committed to environmental sustainability as well as unparalleled service, technology offerings and culinary excellence. Recognized globally in the industry, the Centre is the only two-time winner of the International Association of Congress Centres’ (AIPC) APEX award for “World’s Best Convention Centre”, and the recipient of the AIPC 2011Innovation Award and International Association of Venue Managers’ 2011 Venue Excellence Award.

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We had over 3,000 people at our conference. The location was fabulous! They were wise to have keynote speakers face the gorgeous view, not us:-) Many hotels were used and they... read more

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had over 3,000 people at our conference. The location was fabulous! They were wise to have keynote speakers face the gorgeous view, not us:-) Many hotels were used and they were all within walking distance. I was 8 minutes away and LOVED it! The convention centre was great.

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This building is THE most beautiful convention space I've ever been in. The architecture on the harbor, the natural stone and wood accents everywhere, and the walls of glass are exquisite!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to take a stroll along the outside walkway to get a great view of the harbour and the North Shore! Some interesting pubs and shops to enjoy a drink and or a meal. Plus you have the inside of the convention centre which is another story!

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Oxford, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views from this convention center. Drawback is limited food venues in the center. Most of the nearby waterfront options are heavily Touristen.

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vancouver convention centre is a couple of buidings, comfortable, friendly, is an excellent place for the events, you can relax lloking around the sea, lloking airplanes, the mountians and after again, the event, the rooms are excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for world congress of dermatology. It's a huge convention centre with large number of halls and very well managed. The facilities of centre were upto mark.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This convention center has been designed to be enjoyed by the public as well as attendees at meetings. It consists of two buildings -- East and West -- connected by a wide, indoor walkway. The East building in Canada Place has been around for a while and shares the quarters with the cruise ship terminal and the Pan Pacific Hotel.... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting, right on the harbour is amazing, you can watch sea planes taking off and landing with the mountains as a back drop. All this on top of excellent conference facilities, organisation and fantastic staff.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coal Harbour is a lovely walking, biking, rollerblading location. So much beauty to look at as the seawall leads directly into Stanley Park. The Convention Centre is part of the Coal Harbour area and hosts all sorts of conventions and special events. It's a beautiful and spacious location. Downtown Vancouver is a walking city as you can get most anywhere... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have attended a few conferences and functions at the Convention Centre and they have all been very well done. The most recent was in Ballroom D on the main floor which has its foyer area along the windows on the north side of the building over looking the harbour. What an absolutely beautiful view and location, don't know where... More 

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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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