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New look pier tip plaza opens at Canada Place (PHOTOS)

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Kenneth Chan Jul 24, 2017 3:24 am 3,712

One of downtown Vancouver’s most popular public spaces has received a complete revamp.

The North Point plaza, the very northern tip of the Canada Place pier, was recently reopened after a renovation that redesigned the plaza with aesthetic upgrades and a new layout to make the space more event-friendly.

“The redesigned space is a Canada 150 at Canada Place legacy for the community,” Evangeline Englezos, Director of Community & Aboriginal Affairs for the Port of Vancouver, told Daily Hive.

“The North Point promenade offers visitors a unique place to gather and attend community events, while showcasing Canada’s largest port, the Port of Vancouver.”

The area that was renovated starts on both the west and east promenades immediately north of FlyOver Canada and is distinguished by its new pattern of tiling.

Upgrades also included the removal of interior planters, installation of new and more sustainable LED lighting, a parkette feature, a new stage at the northernmost tip, and new seating.

Before

Panorama of the old North Point design at Canada Place. (TOTORORO.RORO / Flickr)

After

Newly redesigned North Point at Canada Place. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Some of the events that are held on the plaza annually include Canada Day at Canada Place, Waterfront Cinema, and Waterfront Zumba. As well, this year’s Christmas at Canada Place festivities will expand to the North Point area.

The previous plaza space design was completed in 2001 as part of the extension of Canada Place to accommodate a longer and additional berth for the cruise ship terminal.

Newly redesigned North Point at Canada Place. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Newly redesigned North Point at Canada Place. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Newly redesigned North Point at Canada Place. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

Newly redesigned North Point at Canada Place. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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