Vancouver Olympic Cauldron
Vancouver Olympic Cauldron has a permanent home at the waterfront Jack Poole Plaza, which looks out across the harbor, the Burrard Inlet, and North Shore Mountains. Tours of Vancouver often stop here, as well as at other nearby city sights such as Canada Place and the Vancouver Lookout observation deck. Some cycling tours follow routes along Vancouver’s Seawall Promenade, passing the Olympic Cauldron on the way to Stanley Park. The Vancouver Harbour Flight Center and Seaplane Terminal is nearby, making it a great spot from which to watch seaplanes taking off and landing.
Things to know before you go
- Restaurants, cafés, and retail outlets can be found around the plaza where the Olympic Cauldron stands.
- The Olympic Cauldron is only lit on select holidays.
- For more information on what to see in the area, head to the tourist information office on Burrard Street, just across the road from the Olympic Cauldron.
How to get there
The Olympic Cauldron is situated on Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Center in downtown Vancouver. To get there by public transit, ride the SkyTrain (Expo line) to Burrard station. Jack Poole Plaza is about a 10-minute walk from the station.
When to get there
One of the best times to visit is in the evening, when the frosted arms of the Olympic Cauldron are illuminated with lights. Come on Canada Day (July 1) to see the cauldron ablaze.
Public Art at the Waterfront
The waterfront site near the Olympic Cauldron has several public art installations worth viewing. Look for the Digital Orca, a black-and-white sculpture made from stacked blocks that, when viewed from a distance, takes on the appearance of a pixelated killer whale. The Vancouver Convention Center waterfront is also home to The Drop, a steel sculpture depicting a giant blue drop of water about to hit the ground.
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