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Olympic Cauldron

  • Foot of Thurlow St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Published 03/20/2010

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A four-pronged sculpture towering more than 30 feet, the Olympic Cauldron is next to the Vancouver Convention Centre's West Building. In 2010, when Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, it burned with the Olympic flame and it's relit occasionally, for Canada Day and other special events. The Cauldron overlooks the Burrard Inlet on Jack Poole Plaza, which is named for the Canadian businessman who led the bid to bring the Olympics to Vancouver. Sadly, Poole died of cancer just one day after the flame for the Olympic torch relay was lit in Olympia, Greece, at the start of its journey to Vancouver.

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Foot of Thurlow St., at Canada Pl., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2G8, Canada

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Published 03/20/2010


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