Vancouver 2010 Ontario House

Monday, February 8th, 2010 — 9:40pm PDT
Comments 17

This evening I checked out the media preview of Ontario House.

Ontario House Pavilion

Ontario House Pavilion Ontario House Pavilion

Ontario House Pavilion

Located along the shores of False Creek between BC Place and Molson Canadian Hockey House, it’s an interactive hub of activity.

Free Nightly Concerts:

February 9, 2010
Down With Webster
February 12, 2010
Bedouin Soundclash
February 13, 2010
Downchild Blues Band
February 14, 2010
Keshia Chante
February 15, 2010
Serena Ryder
February 16, 2010
Elliott Brood
February 17, 2010
February 18, 2010
Jully Black
February 19, 2010
The Constantines
February 20, 2010
Special Guest
February 21, 2010
Great Lake Swimmers
February 22, 2010
Alex J. Robinson
The Junction
February 23, 2010
February 24, 2010
Damien Robitaille
Justin Hines
God Made Me Funky
February 25, 2010
The Wooden Sky
Februray 26, 2010
Molly Johnson
February 27, 2010
February 28, 2010
Crash Parallel

Ontario House Pavilion

Ontario House Pavilion

4D theatre experience (6 minute video about Ontario)
3D televisions (no goggles needed)
Video game on the 3D TVs developed by Sheridan students
Visits from Ontario Athletes

4D Theatre Goggles – Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

We had a fantastic time at the pavilion today and we even got to control the lights on the CN Tower live by using brainwaves (very cool).

Ontario House Pavilion Ontario House Pavilion

They have a full menu filled with Ontario treats from roast duck and maple cheddar to cheesecake on a stick. Their beer selections are mighty tasty and include an organic choice. All plates, cups and utensils are also made of biodegradable material and they really encourage you recycle and use the organics bin.

Ontario House Pavilion Ontario House Pavilion

I’ve only been to a few pavilions so far but Ontario is leading the pack when it comes to food, drinks, and all-round cool (okay well, geeky) things to do. You can check out my pavilions map to see the exact location and follow them on Twitter @EventsOntario.

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  1. bev says:

    cool starting tues PM I need to start looking around, feel like I have been under a rock last 2 days. Wed 9 – 10 am at w2 media centre 112 west hasting the mayor of Vancouver is doing the official opening at 9:30 am. Will be there 4 sure. I have 13 D.O.A. photos up on the mezzanine walls. See ya there.

  2. Kevin says:

    Any idea/guess as to the capacity for the concerts?

  3. joe says:

    What time do the concerts start do you think? particularly tommorows? Only know one song of theires, but its free!

  4. Miss604 says:

    I’ll have to look into concert times. I know Ontario House is open 10:00am – 2:00am daily.

  5. Arshia says:

    aaaah pretty cool, can’t wait to be off for two weeks and enjoy all the things happening in the city.

    You have such a nice blog, I enjoyed reading you.

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  9. overlord says:

    Concerts start at 10pm most nights. Each day the Musical Act will be posted on the exterior LED Wall. Down With Webster were awesome tonight. Bdedouin Soundclash Friday.

  10. Steph says:

    Hi – concerts at Ontario House start at 10 p.m. Enjoy!

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  12. Caroline says:

    Just to ensure, is it free the entry of the Ontario House? And will it has a big line up to enter on friday?
    cheers all!

  13. mike says:

    one band should play at the ontario house is a band from east york ontario they are called still life still

  14. Kyra says:

    Do you have to be 19 to get in and see the shows?

  15. Leslie says:

    Went down tonight stoked to see Bedouin Soundclash. Took my teenage son with me. We were VERY disappionted to learn the show was 19+. 🙁

  16. MK says:

    If you get a chance, you should try and catch Tyler Yarema, who is playing from 6 to 8 each night. He’s amazing and should be better known than he is.

  17. Stefan says:

    Any idea on the special guests tomorrow? I am almost thinking it will be Metric. They were recently added to the bill for the Neil Young tribute shows (last night and tonight), and would likely still be in town tomorrow for a special appearance.

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