Canada Place

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Vancouver , Canada
999 Canada Place Way
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Metro: Waterfront
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Vancouver's version of the Sydney Opera House, judging by the number of postcards it appears on, this iconic landmark is shaped like sails jutting into the sky over the harbor. Both a cruise-ship terminal and convention center (next door's grass-roofed West Building convention center expansion opened in 2010), it's also a pier, providing camera-worthy views of the North Shore mountains and some busy floatplane action.

Inside and outside the building, there are reminders of Canada's past, from temporary interactive exhibitions to a display in winter of vintage department store Christmas windows. At the time of research, a new movie screen attraction called Fly Over Canada was also gearing up to open inside the building. Check the website ( to see if they're up and running for your visit.