Canada Place

Vancouver, British Columbia

In Joint Venture with: Musson Cattell Mackey and Downs Archambeault Architects
Client: Canada Harbourplace Corporation
Size: 1,780,000 sq.ft. (165,000 sq.m.)

Built upon an 1,100-foot long pier that was significantly extended in 2003, this 1.78 million-sf, mixed-use waterfront development initially served as the Canadian Pavilion for Expo ‘86. The complex now contains the 384,000-sf Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, and 243,000-sf World Trade Centre offices. It also features the 505-room Pan Pacific Hotel, 43,000 sf of retail space, fully equipped five-berth cruise ship terminal, 480- seat 3-D IMAX cinema, bus depot, and 770 parking spaces. Public promenades, located on both sides of the building and on various levels, offer dramatic views of the mountains and Stanley Park. They lead to an urban piazza at the end of the pier which features a 1,000-seat amphitheatre, restaurants, and small shopping centre.


  • AIPC Apex Award - World's Best Convention Centre, 2008
  • Waterfront Center - Excellence on the Waterfront Award, 1988
  • Downtown Vancouver Association - Achievement Award, 1986
  • International Downtown Association - Achievement Award, 1986