Vancouver 2010 Atlantic Canada House

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Atlantic Canada House located at the Arts Club’s Revue Stage and the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island is already full of music, food, and great beer — and it hasn’t even officially opened.

Atlantic Canada House

I stopped by today on a media tour and we were greeted with trays of lobster brioche, PEI mussels, oysters, and two kinds of chowder.

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Atlantic Canada House

The Once was playing on stage and they profiled all of the acts from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador that will be entertaining the masses.

Atlantic Canada House

Concerts at Atlantic Canada House
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February 13, 2010
Confederation Centre
Young Company (PEI)
Amelia Curran (NL)
Grand Theft Bus (NB)
George Canyon (NS)
Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold (PEI)
Ashley MacIsaac (NS)

February 14, 2010
Samantha Robichaud (NB)
Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold (PEI)
Grass Mountain Hobos (PEI)

February 15, 2010
The Stanfields (NS)
Sloan (NS)

February 16, 2010 (Nova Scotia Day)
Songwriters Circle
hosted by Bruce Guthro (NS)
Julian Austin (NB)
Amelia Curran (NL)
Lennie Gallant (PEI)
Thom Swift (NS)
The Trews (NS)

February 17, 2010
Confederation Centre
Young Company (PEI)
Vishten (PEI)
Lennie Gallant (PEI)
John Connolly (PEI)
Grass Mountain Hobos (PEI)
Two Hours Traffic (PEI)

February 18, 2010 (PEI Day)
Pascal Lejeune (NB)
The Once (NL)
John Connolly (PEI)
Jimmy Rankin (NS)
Vishten (PEI)
Two Hours Traffic (PEI)

February 19, 2010
Meaghan Blanchard (PEI)
George Belliveau (NB)
Sherman Downey (NL)
Christina Martin (NS)
Pascal Lejeune (NB)
Sherman Downey (NL)

February 20, 2010
Ryan LeBlanc (NB)
Dave Gunning (NS)
In-Flight Safety (PEI)
Hey Rosetta! (NL)
George Belliveau (NB)
Paper Lions (PEI)

February 21, 2010
Mary Barry (NL)
Hey Rosetta! (NL)
DJ Nasty Naz (NB)

Februray 22, 2010
Jessica Rhaye (NB)
Classified (NS)
Chuck & Albert (PEI)
Irish Descendants (NL)
Mary Barry (NL)
Matt Andersen (NB)

Februray 23, 2010
(New Brunswick Day)
Matt Andersen (NB)
Jean-Francois Breau (NB)
Measha Brueggergosman (NB)
Ode ˆ l’Acadie (NB)
Lisa LeBlanc (NB)
Olympic Symphonium (NB)
Hubert Francis (NB)
DJ Nasty Naz (NB)
DJ Bones (NB)
VJ Pan (NB)
Mindy Ward (NB)
Jean-Francois Breau (NB)
David Myles (NB)

February 24, 2010
Julie Doiron (NB)
Jill Barber (NS)
Catherine MacLellan (PEI)
Ron Hynes (NL)
Chris Kirby (NL)
Wintersleep (NS)

February 25, 2010
Nunatsiavut Drum Dancers (NL)
Shanneyganock (NL)
Rose Cousins (PEI)
Kevin Fox (NS)
Olympic Symphonium (NB)
Julie Doiron (NB)
Blair Goudie (NL)

Februray 26, 2010
(Newfoundland & Labrador Day)
Wonderbolt Circus (NL)
Shanneyganock (NL)
Fergus O’Byrne & Jim Payne (NL)


Since we had a bit of sticker shock at another pavilion this week ($9 for a Guinness in a plastic cup) I made sure to ask about their pints. With a wide selection of East Coast ales at $5.75, they seem to have done things right.

Atlantic Canada House

The Atlantic Canada House is licensed and admission is free (although evening shows at the Backstage Lounge are 19+). Find them on Twitter @ACH2010 and stop by one night to take part in a legendary kitchen party. I’ll be heading over again and will bring my wooden spoons with me.

Atlantic Canada House

Price: Free
Hours: Feb 13 – 28, 2010 from 11:00am
Read more: Vancouver 2010 Pavilions and Hospitality Houses and all posts in my tag: pavilions.

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  1. Atlantic Canada HouseWednesday, February 10th, 2010 — 6:03pm PST

    Thanks for coming to check out ‘Our House” today! We can’t wait to host our friends from home, and around the world! One thing to clarify is that some of the entertainment is open to all ages, just not the evening shows in the Backstage Lounge. See you soon!

  2. Miss604Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 — 6:14pm PST

    I have corrected that, thanks!

  3. Mom-In-LawWednesday, February 10th, 2010 — 7:21pm PST

    Your exquisite photos make me want to reach in and sample the luscious looking food.

  4. JenThursday, February 11th, 2010 — 1:41am PST

    Is the food only for sampling or is there a sit-down area where you can purchase a full meal? Looks yummy!

  5. Miss604Thursday, February 11th, 2010 — 8:12am PST

    There are tables, booths and high-top tables in the Backstage Lounge so you can enjoy the food. I believe that have special tasting menus everyday but you can check out the schedule online

  6. mtnguy72Friday, February 12th, 2010 — 8:46pm PST

    Atlantic House. What no Donnie Dumphie?

    Good job Sean Cullen, I didnt know Martin Sheen could sing either. Great tweet!

  7. AudreySaturday, February 13th, 2010 — 1:21am PST

    Which is the best pavilion to go to, to get down and boogie?

  8. OndrejSunday, February 14th, 2010 — 8:11pm PST

    Our Atlantic House experience:
    We showed up at 13:26 and waited in line to get into the lower area until 14:38. All good at this point as there is beer and expected food inside! Oh wait… All the food from the 14:00 serving is gone, but hey, there is still beer and more food is coming at 17:00! Party on!
    Shortly after 17:00 they offered us mussels from a table in the center of the room. We picked up two small bowls and waited for the next three samplers. We waited another 40 minutes but hey, all the food was heading upstairs! WTF? I talked to one of the chef’s and he said that we only get mussels in our area. Funny, we were told before coming in, that the food sampler was available in both the upstairs and downstairs at 17:00. Well fail – we couldn’t even BUY food! And by the way, the samplers were the size of a teaspoon.
    In conclusion, I can’t recommend bothering to come here. Utter waste of time. You can drink beer at so many bars with out waiting for an hour in line before 3pm to get in and on top of that, you can order food! WOW, what a concept! Our diabetic friend had to leave here as her blood sugar was low and even asking the waitress for a snack was futile.

    Maybe this review will help you make a better choice.

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  10. PaulWednesday, February 17th, 2010 — 9:23am PST

    Atlantic House is a great venue to catch some excellent music. The downside is because it’s free and the quality of bands playing you have to be there by 5pm or 6pm. Long haul for some.

  11. LissaSaturday, February 20th, 2010 — 7:56pm PST

    That’s the food you got on the media tour!!! Wow, media rates well… the rest of us don’t. The food-tasting at Atlantic Canada House is a joke… don’t waste your time… trust me. It’s free… so I wasn’t expecting a major feast, but it was not worth a two hour wait. To top that off, not all of us got fed because it is very poorly organized, and when I complained to one of the volunteers… you’d think they’d want feedback to improve things… but I was met with sarcasm!! Wow, not what I’ve come to expect from that much ballyhooed East Coast hospitality. Here’s what happened:

    I waited in line for over 2 hours for the food tasting and came away having consumed exactly three mussels. There were other things on offer… tarts from what I could tell, but I couldn’t get at them. The event was so poorly organized, people kept walking in with trays of food and a mob of hungry people would push and crowd to get in and the tarts would be gone. Three trays came by and three times I got pushed out of the way and got nothing. When I complained to one of the volunteers, he looked at me as if to say “what is your problem?” And instead of finding out what was wrong, he said “Thanks for coming”…. Thanks for coming? Sarcasm? Are you kidding me? . I guess he forgot he was supposed to be garnering good will towards his region of Canada. This jerk, who someone thought was a good representative to send all the way across the country to represent Atlantic Canada was anything but hospitable. Thanks for coming, yourself…. thanks for nothing…no desire to head to that part of the country any time soon based on that experience!

  12. babzMonday, February 22nd, 2010 — 6:26am PST

    Hope you all take the oppertunity to check out the FABULOUS Matt Andersen at the Kitchen Party tonight at the Atlantic Canadian House. New Brunswick may not have sent any athletes to the games, but who needs athletes with musical talent like this! He recently won first place in the single/duo category at the Memphis International Blues Challenge against 80 other performers from around the world. This is a DO NOT MISS performance!!

  13. KristineMonday, February 22nd, 2010 — 10:12am PST

    My daughter wants to see a band there tonight. She’s 13…is there an age limit? The band is Classified…the name not that I’m keep it a secret..ha ha ha!

  14. bbTuesday, February 23rd, 2010 — 10:09am PST

    Does 19+ mean no babies? My wife and I want to check out a couple of shows at Backstage lounge, but our little one is just 3months and nursing.

  15. Vancouver 2010 Pavilions & Hospitality Houses » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca BollwittWednesday, February 24th, 2010 — 1:12pm PST

    […] Atlantic Canada House Location: The Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island (accessible from the Olympic Line Streetcar) Events: Their Daily Schedule is still in the works but they’ll be featuring all the best from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. Cost: The daily concerts are FREE Website / Twitter, my post […]

  16. DougThursday, February 25th, 2010 — 12:42pm PST

    I waited in line for a very long time to go into the Atlantic House, and it was only after finally entering the doors that I realized that I couldn’t get in to see anything because it wasn’t wheelchair accessible due to stairs and no elevator. Even the staff that was monitoring the line-ups outside didn’t say anything to me when I was waiting to go in.

    One would think that in this day and age they would be required to insure that the venue is in a wheelchair accessible location. Alot of progress has been made over the decades with regards to wheelchair access, but there is obviously still a ways to go.

    The Olympic organizers should be embarrassed for overlooking something like this. It is completely unacceptable.

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