Ceremonies are large-scale community celebrations that capture the spirit and unique personality of the host city, province and country, provide inspiring messages regarding the Olympic Movement and celebrate the world’s greatest athletes.

Celebration Sites

The Olympic and Paralympic experience for athletes, visitors, residents and media goes well beyond the activities that take place at the sport venues. Celebration sites — hosted by the City of Vancouver, City of Richmond and Resort Municipality of Whistler — are family-friendly environments featuring live performances, sponsor showcasing, recreational and cultural activities and much more throughout the Games.

Cultural Festival and Events

Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad celebrates the best in Canadian and international arts and popular culture. CODE, the Cultural Olympiad’s digital edition. Canada CODE gives people who live in this country a collaborative way to share who we are with each other and the world.