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Doors Open to Vancouver’s most popular and iconic buildings

September 25 2014

National Works Yard

On Saturday, October 4 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, the City will host Vancouver’s first-ever Doors Open. It's a one-day event that gives you a free, behind-the-scenes look at over 20 popular and iconic Vancouver buildings. 

Tour Vancouver buildings located in three walkable clusters

Throughout the day, enjoy free access to Vancouver venues to learn about civic services and experience our city's architectural, design, engineering, and cultural heritage. A variety of tours will be offered at each site.

Doors Open venues are located in three walkable clusters:

  • Downtown
  • Around City Hall
  • False Creek Flats

Some of the buildings you will be able to tour are:

  • City Hall
  • False Creek Energy Centre
  • Scotiabank Dance Theatre
  • 3-1-1 Contact Centre
  • Vancouver Animal Control Shelter
  • Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Training Centre
  • Vancouver Police Department Mounted Unit, and more

Plan your visit

What is Doors Open?

Doors Open events are hosted in cities around the world, including London, New York, and Toronto, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants. This unique experience connects residents with the buildings they know, giving them a look into the activities that normally take place behind the scenes. 

Doors Open was a quick start action identified by the Engaged City Task Force. The City of Vancouver is organizing Doors Open in partnership with the Urbanarium, Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver Public Space Network, Vancouver Heritage Foundation, and Cascadia Green Building Council.  

Learn more about the Task Force

Mayor's Engaged City Task Force

Mayor's Engaged City Task Force

The Task Force is examining how to increase neighbourhood engagement and improve the ways we connect with residents.