The Plaza of Nations was the heart of the 203-acre 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver. Expo ’86 featured fifty-two participating nations, provinces, territories, and states, and the Fair attracted more than 22 million visitors from around the world over 5 months, firmly establishing Vancouver as a world-class city.
Originally built by the provincial government, the Plaza of Nations has been privately owned by Canadian Metropolitan Properties Corp. since 1990 and is currently operating as a commercial property.
The Plaza of Nations complex is home to the Edgewater Casino, a sports medicine clinic, and several night clubs. The outdoor amphitheatre is perfectly suited for a wide range of events including festivals, outdoor concerts, and corporate and media events, the marina is home to many of Vancouver’s most popular charter boats, and the property is a favourite of location managers for popular television and feature film productions. Stargate SG-1, Continuum, Fantastic Four (2005) and X-Men 2 are just a few of the shows that have been filmed at the Plaza of Nations.
The Plaza of Nations is part of an entertainment district that includes BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena. We are close to the the downtown business district, trendy Yaletown, and historical Gastown and Chinatown. Quality hotels are located nearby and we are conveniently accessible by both car and Skytrain.