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Vancouver 2010 BC Canada Pavilion at the VAG


Saturday, February 13th, 2010 — 9:58am PDT
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Outside the public can enjoy skating, concerts, and the zipline for free as a part of the BC You Gotta Be Here campaign. However inside the Vancouver Art Gallery you can enjoy all that the official British Columbia Canada Pavilion has to offer.

Heading down the Olympic Zipline

Throughout the Games, admission to the Vancouver Art Gallery will be free and you can head up to the fourth floor to check out the BC showcase.

Explore Da Vinci’s work and even Emily Carr’s at no charge at all, which is a real treat. Other exhibits inside include:

  • Visions of British Columbia: A Landscape Manual (January 23 to April 18, 2010)
  • Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man (February 6 to May 2, 2010)
  • Visceral Bodies (February 6 to May 16, 2010)
  • Michael Lin: A Modest Veil (January 15 to May 2, 2010)
  • CUE: Artists’ Videos (January 23 to March 21, 2010)
  • A 4D theatre experience
  • Other exhibits highlight new media, sustainability, tourism and cultural diversity
  • BC Pavilion

    Back outside at Robson Square they also have a massive projection of Games coverage (50′ x 70′) along with daily performances and pyrotechnics. The area has just been hopping lately, turning into a major hub for spectators, participants and revelers so far. This is pretty much my top pick for free things to do during the Olympics with so much going on and so many people coming together.

    Free daily events outside:

  • Meet the Mascots on Ice: Daily at 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm
  • Ignite the Dream: Evening light show with pyrotechnics, lasers and projected images nightly at 9:30pm and 11:00pm
  • First Nations Carving Exhibit: At the front of the VAG near Georgia, daily from noon until 8:00pm
  • A full listing of events can be found online. If you can’t make it down, check out their webcams, which are showing some great live video of Robson Square. On February 14th they will celebrate “BC Day” at the pavilion.

    Price: Free
    Hours: Open to the public from 10:00am until 5:00pm
    Read more: Vancouver 2010 Pavilions and Hospitality Houses and all posts in my tag: pavilions.

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    1. […] British Columbia Pavilion Location: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th floor (Located between Hornby & Howe, Robson & Georgia) Events: A showcase of the “Best of BC” in terms of sustainability, new media, tourism and culture. Activities daily and a 4D theatre. Cost: FREE admission daily Website / Twitter, my post […]

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