Robson Square during the Winter Olympics
Remember last year how Vancouver held two straight weeks of partying during the 2010 Winter Olympics? The City of Vancouver is bringing back the party spirit with a number of events held on Saturday, February 12th, 2011.
Olympic Glory Relived on Granville Street
Starting at 12:00 pm PST and running through until 9:00 pm PST, Granville Street will reopen to throngs of pedestrians to celebrate the anniversary of the games. There will be performances from buskers, street hockey matches and a parade too.
This event spans two nights starting on Friday, February 11th and finishing Saturday, brings out the best of Yaletown with entertainment and works by local artists.
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
Held at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre, this event will host a variety of family friendly activities based on the Olympics and Paralympics. The even runs from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm PST on Saturday, February 12th, 2011.
2011 CIBC LunarFest
The Vancouver Art Gallery will light up with the LunarFest, a celebration of Asian culture, from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm PST.
There will be many other activities going on in the downtown core, with the Province of British Columbia hosting a few at Robson Square, which includes free ice skating and entertainment.
The Olympic Cauldron will also be lit by the Olympic and Paralympic torchbearers down by the Vancouver Convention Centre west building at 4:00 pm PST on Saturday.
Thinking of driving through Vancouver on that weekend? Granville Street will be closed between Smithe Street and Dunsmuir Street, while Robson Street will be blocked off between Howe Street and Seymour Street.