Place de la Francophonie 2010
ENDED FEB 28, 2010 Located just south of the downtown, the popular Granville Island tourist attraction will become the place to celebrate Canada’s French heritage. During the Games, Place de la Francophonie 2010 will become Vancouver’s French Quarter, a place to live and celebrate the Games in French. Highlights will include over 400 hours of FREE live entertainment, more than 100 performances by artists and performers from Canada and around the world, 1 sports bar, 5 stages, 3 exhibitions locations, exciting agritourism showcase, and lots more!
During the day, people can visit the agritourism pavilion where producers will show case their local products, and Canadian tourism organizations will present tourist trails. Next to the agritourism pavilion is Club Adrenaline, a sports bar where everyone can follow Olympic events, eat the finest that Canada has to offer in the culinary arts and starting at 9:30 p.m. get entertained by our artists, who are sure to get the crowd going! Also everyday starting at 5:30 p.m. is the Grand Défilé of Big Nazo. Where weird and wonderful creatures will be appearing at Place de la Francophonie. Starting on February 11th at 6:30 p.m. are our shows featuring artists from the Francophone world.
You can get there by taking the free streetcar from the Olympic Canada Line Station to Granville Island. Vancouver's famous False Creek water taxis will also provide transportation across the water during the Games. Expect this site to be extremely popular so get there early and take transit if you can.
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