Pacific Northwest Architecture
Canada Place
Formerly known as Canadian Pacific Railway Pier B and C
Address
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3C1
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Click here to purchase prints or download images of Canada Place
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Click here to purchase prints or download images of Canada Place
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Click here to purchase prints or download images of Canada Place
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Click here to purchase prints or download images of Canada Place
Basic Information
Designed by Zeidler Roberts Partnership
Cost CAN$400,000,000
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Floors: 23
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Neighborhood: Downtown Vancouver
More Information
  • Hotel rooms: 504
  • Cruise lines served: 16 (2005)
  • Cruise ship sailings: 272 (2005)
  • Cruise ship passengers: 910,172 (2005)
  • Parking spaces: 770
  • Architecture firm: Zeidler Roberts Partnership
  • Architecture firm: Musson Cattell Mackey
  • Architecture firm: Downs Archambault
  • This is the location where the first trans-Canadain railroad met the Pacific.
  • This was the first permanent marine terminal built by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • The building's "sails" are actually aTeflon-coated fabric made of fiberglass.
  • 1925: The Canadian Pacific Railway began work on a set of piers to handle freight from the Orient.
  • 1927: Canadian Pacific piers B and C were completed.
  • 1955: The shipping terminal closed.
  • 1978: Plans were started for the construction of a hotel, cruise ship, and convention center complex at this location.
  • 1982: Canada Harbour Place Corporation was formed.
  • March, 1983: Construction began.
  • February 5, 1984: The first "sail" was hoisted into place.
  • July 6, 1984: This building topped out.
  • October 27, 1984: The last sail was hoisted into place.
  • December, 1985: Construction finished.
  • May 2, 1986: The complex was officially opened by Britain's Prince Charles.
  • May 2, 1986: The Canada Pavilion at Expo 86 opened.
  • 1986: The Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver opened.
  • July 4, 1987: The Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre officially opened.
  • February 1, 2000: Construction began on a cruise ship terminal expansion.
  • May 1, 2002: The cruise ship terminal expansion was completed.
  • 2010: A companion convention center was completed to the west of this facility to serve as the international broadcasting center for the 2010 Winter Olympics.