Aside from our athletes giving it their all in competition, the most exciting part of the Vancouver 2010 Games for me was exploring the various pavilions, houses, and entertainment zones that popped up around the city. From February 14th to February 16th, 2014, you can relive that excitement with the 2nd annual Under the Bridge Festival that will include events and festivities at Edible Canada House.
Inspired by the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, this year’s festival, Edible Canada House, is expected to be the biggest Olympic party in Vancouver. For those wanting to relive the glory of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games, this is your chance.
Tucked underneath the Granville Street Bridge in the heart of Granville Island, this Canadian-themed winter festival is once again part of CMHC’s famous Winterruption Festival, running February 14–16. Along with live music (including both DJs and bands), Edible Canada House will showcase a number of live and pre-recorded Olympic events provided by event sponsor, Preston Mobility. Three giant projection screens will allow guests to party the night away while cheering on the nation’s top athletes. In true Edible Canada fashion, the theme will be quintessential Canadian.
Savoury Chef will be hosting multiple food stations showcasing classic Canadian fare such as bison chili, Alberta beef brisket & maple flapjacks to name a few — perfect late night snacks! There will also be other comfort food items provided by Edible Canada, such as cheesy perogies. Granville Island Brewing will be supplying the craft beer and many other local wines and spirits will be flowing over the course of the weekend, including Edible’s famous “Garnish Your Own” Caesar bar.
Edible Canada House will run the entire weekend of February 14-16 and into early mornings. Families with young ones are also warmly welcomed, as there will also be a separate play area with face painting courtesy of Granville Island Toy Company.
Tickets are available online and general admission includes:
- Two Drink Tickets (beer, wine, Caesar, or non-alcoholic beverage)
- One Food Station Ticket
- Unlimited Televised Winter Olympic Events (view schedule)
- Local live bands & DJs
- Entertainment for kids, including a play area and face painting
Edible Canada House will be open Friday, February 14 from 6:00pm to 1:00am; Saturday, February 15 from 11:00am to 1:00am; and Sunday, February 16 from 11:00am to Midnight.
Win Passes for Edible Canada House
If you would like to enjoy the Olympic-sized excitement at Edible Canada House, I have two passes to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming your favourite thing that happened during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Must be 19+ to enter and win. Follow Edible Canada House on Twitter for more information about this event along with Edible Canada on Twitter for their latest events, specials, and restaurant offerings.
Update The winner is Jeff S!