Olympic festivities: Winter in the city

Take in the Games at Canada's $10 million Olympic Pavilion.

Credit: Ian Mitchell

When in doubt, head downtown… Take in the Games at Canada’s $10 million Olympic Pavilion

An effortless 25-minute ride away at the Vancouver end, the City of Vancouver is hosting events at two downtown locations. LiveCity Yaletown Mainstage in David Lam Park will play host to the February 11 torch-welcoming ceremonies as well as a raft of daily live performances by Canadian and international artists. And for those who didn’t score tickets to live events, giant TV screens at this family-friendly (read: alcohol-free) site will show daily highlights.

Temporarily pedestrianized, Hamilton and Mainland streets will connect LiveCity Yaletown to LiveCity Downtown where the bus depot at West Georgia and Beatty streets will be transformed into Canada’s $10 million-dollar Olympic Pavilion. Giant TV screens will carry live coverage of Olympics events. Beer and wine will be on tap, and visitors can chow down on local fare at The Canada Pavilion.


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Admission to both sites is free, but be forewarned: entrances will feature airport-type security.

For more information on LiveCity, visit www.vancouver.ca.