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Jack Poole Plaza in Coal Harbour, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The Jack Poole Plaza is a large open-air plaza next to the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.

It is home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Cauldron and the Digital Orca sculpture.

Throughout the year, there are many events that take place at the plaza such as Canada Day celebrations, Christmas Market, and New Year's Eve celebrations.

There are also a few restaurants right on the plaza.

Jack Poole Plaza plaque in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The plaque says:

THIS PLAZA RECOGNIZES JACK POOLE: A GREAT CANADIAN, A GREAT WESTERNER, A GREAT MAN.

Jack Poole was a giant of a man, a builder of better communities who voluntarily provided exceptional leadership with an unwavering commitment to the public good as exemplified by his extraordinary service as Chairman of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  Jack always considered it an honour to be asked to serve, whether it was in the interests of better health research and the care that followed, the provision of affordable and high quality accommodation for working families or hosting the Games that reflect the magnificent splendor of our land, the warmth of our hospitality, and the power and passion of our people.

Each of us faces choices about how we will spend our lives.  Jack chose to spend his honouring and encouraging what was best in all of us.

He provided an example of leadership, good humour, strength, intelligence and integrity that is unmatched.  He helped and shaped the City and Province we enjoy today.  He was the embodiment of the Olympic and Paralympic spirit, and it is fitting that the Olympic Cauldron will be located permanently in the Jack Poole Plaza.

Honourable Gordon Campbell

Premier of British Columbia

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Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Digital Orca in Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

2010 Winter Olympic Cauldron

2010 Winter Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The 2010 Winter Olympic cauldron resides at Jack Poole Plaza.  Unfortunately, due to costs, it is only lit up for special occasions.

Restaurants at Jack Poole Plaza

Cactus Club Restaurant

Cactus Club restaurant at Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The Cactus Club restaurant is a chain restaurant that serves casual food.  It has a large menu.

Tap and Barrel

Tap and Barrel at Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The Tap and Barrel restaurant is a chain restaurant that serves casual food.  They have over 30 BC Craft beers on tap an d and 20 BC wines.  They have a large outdoor seasonal patio.

2019 hours: Monday to Sunday 11am-Late, Weekends and Holiday Brunch from 11am-2pm

Lot 185 Cafe and Wine Bar

Lot 185 Cafe and Wine Bar at Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

New for 2019 is the Lot 185 Cafe and Wine Bar.  They have different menus for the Cafe, lunch, and evening.

2019 cafe hours: Monday to Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, closed on Sunday; Wine Bar hours: Monday to Saturday 11am-9pm, closed on Sunday.

Digital Orca

Digital Orca at Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Digital Orca storyboard at Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The Digital Orca storyboard says:

DIGITAL ORCA

The 'DIGITAL ORCA' SCULPTURE breaks down a three dimensional Orca whale into cubic pixels-making a familiar symbol of the West Coast become something unexpected and new.  This use of natural imagery modified by technology bridges the past to the future.  It speaks to the people and activities that created Vancouver's thriving harbour culture, while addressing the massive changes reshaping the BC economy.  The sculpture's metal construction and lighting components evoke the daily moods of the harbour and the diversity of those who work there.

Douglas Coupland 2010

Douglas Coupland grew up and continues to live in Vancouver.  His first novel Generation X, was published in 1991.  It became his first international bestseller, establishing Coupland as a cultural visionary for the post industial world.  Since 1991 he has published twelve novels and several non-fiction books in 35 languages.&nbs; In 2001 he resumed his practice as a visual artist with exhibitions in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Annual Events at Jack Poole Plaza

Canada Day at Jack Poole Plaza

Canada Day at Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

On Canada Day, July 1, every year there are many events that take place at Jack Poole Plaza and the surrounding area.  There is usually a stage with a band and other booths in the plaza.

More Info and 2019 Schedule of events...

Vancouver Christmas Market

Christmas Market at Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

For the last few years, in Late November until Christmas Eve, there is a large European-style Christmas Market held in Jack Poole Plaza.  There are many vendors selling treats, hot drinks, and gifts.  This event is quickly becoming a Vancouver Christmas tradition!

Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver

New Years Eve at Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

For many years, Vancouver didn't have a signature New Year's Eve party.  In 2017, this changed with a large party held at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.  We are happy that it is returning for 2018(December 31, 2018) to ring in 2019!  There will be fireworks shows at 9pm (for the children) and midnight.  There will be indoor and outdoor parties with lots of music and even a VIP section.

More Information...

Free Yoga at Jack Poole Plaza

Each year during the summer, there are free yoga classes during the lunch hour.  This 45 minute class is free, but you are encouraged to register at Eventbrite.

For 2019, it is on Wednesdays at noon from July 3, 2019 to August 28 EXCEPT NO CLASS ON AUGUST 14.

FAQs about Jack Poole Plaza

Where is the Jack Poole Plaza in Coal Harbour?

The Jack Poole Plaza is located on Coal Harbour on the west side of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.  The Cactus Club and Tap House restaurants are on the plaza.  Nearby is the Coal Harbour Seawall, and the Nike Statue.

Where is the address of Jack Poole Plaza?

The address of Jack Poole Plaza is 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3L5.

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