Vancouver is a coastal city located in Canada's British Columbia Province. It borders the Pacific Ocean and thus a very attractive tourist city. Of course the diversity of the peoples who stay within the city precincts also makes it an interesting destination. However, none of these attractions can rival the 2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games sites within the city. Below are the top 5 most popular Olympic sites in Vancouver.

5 Olympic sites you need to see in Vancouver

Vancouver is a coastal city located in Canada's British Columbia Province. It borders the Pacific Ocean and thus a very attractive tourist city. Of course the diversity of the peoples who stay within the city precincts also makes it an interesting destination. However, none of these attractions can rival the 2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games sites within the city. Below are the top 5 most popular Olympic sites in Vancouver.

1. BC Place Stadium

This is the facility where the opening and closing ceremonies were held during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The facility is located at False Cree and is owned and operated by the Pavilion Corporation (PavCo). Today, it is home to BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) as well as the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

2. Pacific Coliseum

This is an indoor arena locate in Hastings, Vancouver. During the 2010 Winter Olympics Games, the facility hosted figure skating and short track speed skating. Today, it is home to Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

3. Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre

Located in Hillcrest Park in Vancouver and with a capacity of 6000 people, this facility played host to Wheelchair Curling Event during the 2010 Paralympics Games. It is a popular rink among the Canadians today.

4. UBC Winter Sports Center

This is a sporting facility located within the campus of the University of British Columbia and is home to UBC Thunderbirds men's and women's ice hockey teams. The facilities' main ice rinks have a 7,500 seats capacity but this can even be extended to 8,000 seats for major concerts. It was used for men's and women's hockey games during the 2010 winter Olympics.

5. Cypress Mountain Ski Area

This park is located on the southern side of Cypress Provincial Park and is used on a Park Use Permit. The ski area has 53 Alpine ski runs and19 km cross country of trails. It is also popular for Snowshoeing tours, Snow schools and rentals.

If not for anything else, visit Vancouver to have an exhilarating experience on the snow rinks that dot the city. Trust me; there is no other place in the world that has as elaborate winter sports facilities as Vancouver.

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