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Host City of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Video about Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Games

In February and March of 2010, Vancouver took its place on the world’s stage by hosting the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The Games were an rare opportunity for Vancouver to create an amazing and memorable experience for locals, visitors, and athletes.

The lasting legacy of the 2010 Winter Games

The City continues to see an excellent return on investments made in the 2010 Winter Games, from sustainable community centres to public art, community involvement, and transportation infrastructure. 

Artwork that will live on in the city

Public art

As part of the legacy component of the Games, the City commissioned a collection of light-based artworks and sculptural installations to animate Games venues and locations around the city. All of the works, but one, are permanent.

A leading sustainable community

Olympic Village

The Olympic Village housed 2,800 athletes and officials during the Games. Now a residential community, it is one of the greenest communities in the world, making Vancouver a leader in sustainable development.

Award-winning recreation facilities

Community centres

The facilities used for the Games (Creekside and Hillcrest community centres, as well as the Killarney and Trout Lake rinks) were planned as a community recreation legacy: budgeted, designed, constructed, and converted with the specific post-Games use in mind.

A community of volunteers

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Did you know?

Olympic Games

  • 5,500 athletes and officials
  • 80+ countries

Paralympic Games

  • 1,350 athletes and officials
  • 40+ countries

(Source: Tourism Vancouver)