Category Archives: Olympics

So.Cial at Le Magasin

Are we curling crazy?  A little, for sure!  For the men’s gold medal curling match on Saturday afternoon, we decided to head out to Gastown as we were scheduled to meet with friends visiting from Newfoundland later for supper.  We … Continue reading

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Toyo Sushi

On the night of the first Canada-USA hockey game, we were somewhat unlucky in finding a place to watch the game with others.  We first tried Ontario House, but the lineup was crazy mad.  We could have sat outside to … Continue reading

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Olympic Craziness – Canada’s Northern House (THE BEST!)

Location: Right near Harbour Centre on Hastings & Seymore, the ground-level entry is rather non-descript, with only an etched glass sign and a lineup outside to help identify it. Lineup Time: We waited about 30 minutes on a late Saturday … Continue reading

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Olympics Craziness – “the rest”

While most of my visits for Olympic pavilions have been real treats, there have been some which have been underwhelming or lines too ridiculous to even bother 😦 First up Alberta House – located at the corner of  Robson & … Continue reading

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Olympics Craziness – Four Host Nations Pavilion + Haida Gwaii House

Locations: The Four Host Nations First Nations Pavilion is located at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on the corner of Georgia and Hamilton.  You’ll see the large sphere building, but there’s also a second site at the theatre itself, and another down … Continue reading

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Olympics Craziness – LiveCity Downtown & Canada House

Location: On Cambie, between W Georgia and Dunsmuir, the entry is at street-level.  The Canada House pavilion is to the left when you enter.  The LiveCity screen is in the centre, and a concession and sports-watching tent is in the … Continue reading

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Olympics Craziness – CentrePlace Manitoba

Location: Near the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library, this is part of Vancouver LiveCity Downtown site (on Cambie, between W Georgia and Dunsmuir). Lineup time: Early afternoon on a Saturday – about 1 hour to get into the … Continue reading

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