Vancouver Canada Events
Whistler Creekside otherwise known as Whistler Blackcomb, will feature alpine skiing (men’s and women’s downhill; men’s and women’s super-G; men’s and women’s giant slalom; men’s and women’s slalom; men’s and women’s super combined).
Whistler Olympic Park/Whistler Paralympic will feature biathlon, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined and ski jumping.
Whistler Sliding Centre will feature bobsleigh (two-man, four-man and women’s), luge (men’s, women’s singles; doubles) and skeleton (men’s and women’s).
Get updates on skiing news and events from the About.com Guide to Skiing.
Richmond Olympic Oval will feature men’s and women’s speed skating.
Cypress Mountain will feature freestyle skiing and snow board.
Find non-competitive venues.
There are phases that tickets are sold in. The Vancouver Guide has full information on the ticket structure.
Transportation and Maps
Find how to get to and around Vancouver and download maps to help you navigate the city.
For accommodations visit Tourism Vancouver.
For where to eat and drink in Vancouver visit the About.com Guide to Vancouver or Tourism Vancouver.
Border Crossings during the Olympics can be time consuming so plan ahead. Be sure you have the proper paperwork and know the rules before you go:
Adults traveling to and from Canada by land (bus and train):
After June 1, 2009 the new rules are adults will need proof of identity and citizenship in the form of a passport. Or a passport card, which is a lower-cost, wallet-sized document. Apply for a pass card.
Adults (and students) arriving by air:
Before and after June 1, 2009: All persons, including adults and students traveling to and from Canada by air will need passports to board their airplanes.
Before and after June 1, 2009: An original Green Card is required for resident aliens (permanent legal residents of the United States who are not U.S. citizens) who will be traveling to Canada by air or land.
More information on border crossing rules can be found at Visit Canada. And be sure to visit the U.S. Border Customs and Canadian Border Customs.
Vancouver International Boat Show
The largest boat show in Western Canada, the Vancouver Boat Show is the best place to see and buy the latest and greatest in boating and fishing. With the expansion of the In-water venue at False Creek Yacht Club – the new location has given us room for an additional 60 boats, many of which measure over 60 feet. The Vancouver Boat Show is definitely a ‘one-stop-shop’ – featuring everything from canoes, kayaks, inflatables, runabouts, pontoon and deck boats, fishing boats, cruisers and motor yachts and sailboats. There is an informative seminar program with over thirty seminars for new and experienced boats, plus several features with fun boating activities for the whole family!
The National Franchise and Business Show
Visit Vancouver’s largest annual showcase of Franchise & Business Opportunities, to explore the HOTTEST MONEY-MAKING ventures now available.
The Advil Outdoor Adventure Show
The Advil Outdoor Adventure Show offers an incredible outdoor adventure and travel marketplace! Explore the best outdoor gear and travel experiences, with over 300 exhibitors, all under one roof!
The Travel & Vacation Show
This is Canada’s largest showcase of travel and vacation destinations, featuring hundreds of exhibitors, offering everything from European holidays to sunny beach vacations, to exotic resort getaways and much, much more – all under one roof!
The Vancouver Golf & Travel Show
The Vancouver Golf and Travel Show offers the best and largest selection of golf equipment, accessories and travel opportunities.
The Vancouver Home & Interior Design Show
During this 4 day event you will generate hundreds of leads, immediate sales, create product awareness and build relationships that will drive your business throughout the coming years. See for yourself why exhibitors return year after year.
Vancouver International Auto Show
The Pacific International Auto Show is Canada’s third largest Auto Show, and one of Western North America’s premier automotive exhibition events.
Vancouver’s International Children’s Festival
Packed with music, theater, dance, storytelling, puppetry, circus arts and much more, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival embodies the buoyant spirit and endless curiosity of children all over the world. And it’s not just for kids!
Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Coastal Jazz Blues Society has produced the annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival since 1986, presenting an extensive program of traditional, contemporary, and evolving forms of jazz, blues, world, creative, and improvised music. From the beginning CJBS has leveraged the impact and momentum of the Jazz Festival by producing an annual concert season from September to May of each year.
2010 Winter Games
On July 2, 2003, Vancouver was named Host City of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games!
2010 Olympic Winter Games dates February 12-28, 2010
2010 Paralympic Winter Games dates March 12-21, 2010
Whistler’s Wine and Food Celebration is in its 9th year of wine, food and fun. It is the biggest, most popular event outside of the summer and winter seasons.
Whistler Film Festival
This action packed celebration of film is set in the number one resort in North America. Emerging as the new winter destination for film-goers and filmmakers, the Whistler Film Festival has drawn rave reviews from filmmakers, industry, film lovers and media alike by featuring exceptional films, innovative workshops, informal networking and cool parties in the ultimate setting.
TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
In mid April celebrates the end of the ski season with free outdoor concert series, DJs, bands, filmmaker showdowns and ski and snowboard competitions.
In addition to the international competitions, make sure to take in all the festival action including live music, a village-wide SnowScene Festival, a Pro-Invitational Rail Session and some of the best early season riding in North America!
Whistler Music & Arts Festival
From Friday July 21 to Sunday July 23, 2006 the Whistler Music & Arts Festival will host an amazing weekend of eye-catching street entertainers, diverse musical stylings and interactive arts activities…and much of the programming is absolutely FREE!