Vancouver Olympic Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Vancouver Olympic Centre, which is now referred to as the Hillcrest Centre, is a community center within Vancouver, Canada that features an aquatics facility and a curling and ice hockey rinks. The curling venue of the center was opened in 2009 to host the World Junior Curling Championship. After a year, the Vancouver Olympic Centre was used as the venue for the curling competitions for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the wheelchair-curling event for the 2010 Paralympics. Since then, the Olympic center has been used for recreational activities. Some parts were converted into a library and a gym.
Roughly three miles away from the Vancouver Olympic Centre is the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver. Established in 2008, this serves as the only public gallery in the country, which features contemporary art of the Indigenous Northwest Coast. From there, make your way to the Coquitlam Centre for some souvenir shopping. This shopping destination in Coquitlam has been around the area since 1979 and serves as the biggest mall in Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, and Coquitlam.
When staying overnight in Vancouver, you can easily choose to stay among the several fancy and budget-friendly accommodations within the city. The Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre is a three-star hotel with an indoor pool, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. It is close to the beach and a handful of city attractions. Meanwhile, guests staying at the Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel can enjoy a 24-hour business center and restaurant and bar within the property.