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Vancouver Convention Centre

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Address: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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+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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A huge facility with a current event here this time there were many different Christmas tree...you can visit the louge , have a drink, listen to the piano, go fr dinner and its... read more

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A huge facility with a current event here this time there were many different Christmas tree...you can visit the louge , have a drink, listen to the piano, go fr dinner and its close to the hotel. Also, you can walk along outside and go to FLY OVER Canada and that's only 8min but exciting.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern building easily accessible by transit and vehicle if you're patient with traffic. Eco-friendly with a living roof. Well appointed with great views of the inner harbour.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great destination for the whole family , Mum , Dad and of course the children . I have visited this wonderful Vancouver attraction many times . Like / love the view , ships in the Inlet ,sea gulls galore , happy people . Always seems to be something new to see . If , like me , you like... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great design of this building.....inside and out.Staff were so attentive to each detail we had nothing to worry about.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 4 December 2016 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 26 November 2016

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 21 November 2016

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 20 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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.

Thank Samkit S

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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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