Olympic Cauldron
Olympic Cauldron
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Neighbourhood: Central
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  • Waterfront • 7 min walk
  • Burrard • 7 min walk
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puckstopper31
Edmonton, Canada743 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Kinda cool to see and it takes you back to 2010….and Canada beating the US in hockey!…super big place for viewing and I think it would be really nice to see lit up at night..
Written 11 May 2024
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jkweebs
Omaha, NE648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great place to walk around and see the harbor. Really neat to see lit up at night. Just a neat thing to have in the harbor area
Written 11 April 2024
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akat411
San Francisco, CA201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It was neat to see the Olympic cauldron (or torch). We went at night and it was lit up in red and the following night it was lit in blue. It's definitely large, has a nice plaza to walk around it and looks pretty against the waterfront. I can imagine it would be pretty neat to see if it was lit with flames. Worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written 8 March 2024
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BorntocruiseUK
Heathfield, UK13,393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Just a few minute walk from the cruise terminal stands the Olympic torch. From a distance it looks like it’s covered in silver foil. Get closer and you can see it’s actually made from glass. It must have been spectacular when it was lit. Sadly we only visited during the day and didn’t experience it lit up at night. Surrounded by shops and restaurants.
Written 22 June 2023
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
An impressive piece sculpture that was the Olympic flame from the 2010 Olympics. Easy to get to and worth a short stop for a photo. It is a good standalone piece of sculpture
Written 30 May 2023
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Wandering around the harbor it's easy to locate the Olympic Cauldron and it's a large monument, glad they kept it after the games and it's on show to everyone
Written 22 June 2022
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rossdmd
Panama City Beach, FL799 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Chances are you'll be down at this area anyway, since it is beautiful. So much fun to hang out and watch the seaplanes come and go. Stop somewhere nearby and hang out. It's just nice to see the cauldron. Still impressive.
Written 29 May 2022
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The cost to put on this display in Jack Poole Plaza runs $6,400 (assume here it to be CAD but still a high price, regardless of the currency) for only 4 hours. Four hours. I can repeat that time again, ad nauseum, and the price/time differential still is shocking. Wow! That is $1,600 per hour. That buys a lot of meals-on-wheels for the down-and-out. I digress. Back to the cauldron ...

A definition is a big pot. Think of the Shakespearean Macbeth witches, stirring their pot. Yikes! But this is a kindlier, friendlier cauldron. But it is a pool. Not a pot. Us nit-pickers would harp on these things, it is what we do. Back to Jack Poole Plaza after this brief digression (mea culpa).

The ill-named "cauldron" is a reflective pool and fountain. It gets fired-up once a year. It is 32 feet tall. This creation has 4 arms and still looks pretty darned impressive, even when not lit. It is massive. And it has lights on it when it is inactive.

The Olympic Cauldron holds center-court in Burrard Landing's plaza. It would be as hard to miss as a meteor dropping from the sky. Erected in 2010 it is a symbol on the Vancouver Coal Harbor water view.
Written 2 September 2021
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We have been here before however this time it was extremely quiet due to COVID time. Tourists are not able to travel into town. However this we still enjoyed our time in the Jack Poole plaza!
Written 25 December 2020
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toddlerpants
Droitwich, UK946 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Came across this by accident as we were touring around the city.
I would like to have seen is with the flame burning, or at night I believe it gets lit up with neon lights.

But still quite a sight.
Written 31 July 2020
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