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Vancouver Convention Centre

Vancouver Convention Centre


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Built on the original Pier B-C on Vancouver's Waterfront, the Vancouver Convention Centre first served as the Canada Pavilion for the World's Fair Expo in 1986. Since then, we've grown to become recognized as one of the leading convention centres in the world


Part of the BC Pavilion Corporation, a Crown corporation


First official international event: World Culinary Arts Festival
Largest event: XI International Conference on AIDS (15,000 delegates)
Smallest event: Meeting between Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton
Most unusual start time: Three Tenors Gala (at midnight)

Environmental Policy

Recycling: recycles an average of 180,000 kilograms of materials annually, nearly half of the total volume of waste generated
Food & Beverage: avoids canned goods, disposable utensils and dishes, and donates leftover food to local charities

Energy Conservation

Designated a Power Smart Convention Centre by BC Hydro
Awarded "GO GREEN" certificate from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) for industry-approved, environmental best practices in building management
Expansion: Living roof, seawater heating and cooling, on-site water treatment and fish habitat built into the foundation of the West Building make it one of the "greenest" convention centres in the world

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