The Vancouver Convention Centre
(formerly known as the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, or VCEC), is a convention centre in Vancouver
, British Columbia
; it is one of Canada's largest convention centres. With the opening of the new West Building in 2009, it now has 466,500 ft² (43,340 m²) of meeting space. It is owned by the British Columbia Pavilion Corporation
, a crown corporation
owned by the government of British Columbia.
The East Building 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.
The East building served as the Main Press Centre for the 2010 Winter Olympics
The West Building is directly adjacent to Canada Place and consists of of convention space, of retail space along a public waterfront promenade, and 450 parking stalls. Surrounding the building are of walkways, bikeways, public open space and plazas, for a total project area of of land and 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. The design architect for the expansion is LMN Architects
of Seattle, in association with Vancouver firms MCM Architects and DA... Read More