Vancouver Convention Centre
The Vancouver Convention Centre is a convention centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; it is one of Canada's largest convention centres. Owned by the British Columbia Pavilion Corporation, a crown corporation owned by the government of British Columbia.
The Vancouver Convention Centre has been British Columbia's flagship convention facility since its inception in 1987. A winner of numerous awards, the Vancouver Convention Centre received the prestigious and highly competitive AIPC Award for "World's Best Convention Centre" in 2002 and again in 2008
East Building of Vancouver Convention Centre
The East Building of Vancouver Convention Centre is located in Canada Place, which it shares with a cruise ship terminal, and the Pan Pacific hotel. It has 133,000 ft² (12,400 m²) of space, including a 91,205 ft² (8,500 m²) column-free, dividable exhibition hall, 20 meeting rooms, and a ballroom.
West Building of Vancouver Convention Centre
The West Building of Vancouver Convention Centre is directly adjacent to Canada Place and consists of 220,500 square feet (20,490 m2) of convention space, 90,000 square feet (8,400 m2) of retail space along a public waterfront promenade, and 440 parking stalls. Surrounding the building are 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) of walkways, bikeways, public open space and plazas, for a total project area of 14 acres (57,000 m2) of land and 8 acres (32,000 m2) over water. The project also supplies infrastructure for future water based developments including an expanded marina, a float plane terminal, and water-based retail opportunities.