Located in downtown Vancouver on the shores of Burrard Inlet, the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC)’s location will provide IMPAC5 attendees with all the amenities of a major international city along with access to the natural beauty of Canada’s west coast.
First used as the Canada Pavilion for the 1986 World Exposition (EXPO 86), the VCC tripled in size with the addition of its West Building in April 2009. The West Building initially served as the international broadcast centre for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The VCC now hosts more than 500 events and hundreds of thousands of attendees each year.
IMPAC5 will take place in the VCC’s West building, the world’s first double LEED® Platinum certified convention facility.
The Convention Centre uses the latest environmentally sustainable features and technology, including a six-acre “living roof” featuring natural habitat for wildlife and bee apiaries. It incorporates sustainable ventilation, heating and cooling technologies designed to reduce its environmental impact.
The Centre features Canada’s largest waterfront ballroom with five-storey high floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking mountain and harbour vistas.
The Convention Centre is the first ever repeat winner of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) Apex award for World’s Best Convention Centre. Vancouver has consistently been named North America’s top destination for international meetings by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).