Vancouver 2010 Canada's Northern House

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I profiled Canada’s Northern House in my giant Vancouver 2010 Pavilions & Hospitality Houses post however I have also been providing expanded coverage for many of the houses. There’s much to do at Canada’s Northern House as they have quite a bit to offer at Games time.

Photo credit: Canada’s North on Flickr

Representing the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, here are some of the events you can enjoy for free at Canada’s Northern House.

Diamond Week
February 1-4, 2010 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Diamond week will be a four day showcase of the diamond mining industry from early exploration through to the production, marketing of the final end product. At this three-day public event you can learn about Canada’s diamond producing regions.

February 1, 2010
The NWT Diamond Story

February 2, 2010
Mining for Canadian Diamonds

February 3, 2010
From Mine to Consumer – Processing NWT Diamonds

On February 4th there is also a Diamong and Fashion reception but it is by invitation only.

NWT Tourism Days
February 8-9, 2010 from 8:30am to 4:00pm

Learn about the Northwest Territories’ UNESCO World Heritage National Parks and outdoor activities and take part in workshops such as watching and chatting about the History Television show, Ice Pilots NWT.

Diamond Polishing
February 12-27 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Arctic Sports Demonstration
February 13, 2010 from 11:00am to 9:00pm
Demonstrations and workshops will take place throughout the day covering everything from Kicking Sport and Pushing Sports, to Dene Hand Games.

Located at 602 West Hastings, Canada’s Northern House has been open since January 14th, 2010. You can stop by just to see the displays and exhibits daily from 10:00am until 9:00pm.

Follow @CanadasNorth on Twitter for event updates and information.

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Update February 10, 2010 I had the chance to check this out today and it was absolutely lovely. Art, industry, history and culture all profiled in one space.

Canada's Northern House

In Canada’s north there’s “a story to be told” said the crew at the pavilion. “When you can tee off at 11:00pm life isn’t so bad,” they added in reference to the 24 hours of sunlight they get at a certain point in the year.

Canada's Northern House Canada's Northern House

Canada's Northern House Canada's Northern House

The Northwest Territories are the 3rd largest diamond manufacturer in the world and they do so ethically. They also have as much gold resources as there was during the gold rush days of yore. If you have the chance to check out this pavilion with the kids you’ll learn a lot and get to touch some of the softest muskox wool on the planet.

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Canada's Northern House Canada's Northern House

Of special interest, Canada’s Northern House will be open until March 21st and they have FREE wifi available. Stop by and fill out their contest form to win a unique tapestry, a hunk of gold, or an NWT diamond.

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  1. tolaTuesday, February 2nd, 2010 — 2:29am PST

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  2. Vancouver 2010 Pavilions & Hospitality Houses » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca BollwittWednesday, February 10th, 2010 — 3:55pm PST

    […] Canada’s Northern House Location: 602 West Hastings (at Seymour) Events: Open since January 14th, here you can meet performers and artists, buy handmade crafts, watch demonstrations of traditional Arctic games. Featuring the best of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Cost: Unconfirmed Website / Twitter, my post […]

  3. nancy (aka moneycoach)Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 — 6:49pm PST

    Hey Rebecca – thanks for posting this! My worlds are colliding (Vancouver and Yellowknife). The north is a really special, wild, “true north strong, and free” and I’m glad lots of people will get a little glimpse of it via Northern House!

  4. Duane StoreyWednesday, February 10th, 2010 — 11:20pm PST

    It’s kind of sad that most people don’t really get a chance to see the North. I was fortunate in that I had a co-op job up in Whitehorse when I was 20 years old, and spent a summer up there exploring. It’s one of the few areas I’ve been to in the world where you can still get a sense for how things used to be, and how the land once used to be. There are big stretches on the way up to Dawson City that seem like nobody has ever lived there or inhabited it, and it’s such a neat feeling.

  5. Open During the Paralympics and Beyond » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca BollwittFriday, February 26th, 2010 — 6:15pm PST

    […] Canada’s Northern House: Until April 17th […]

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