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Northern Lights Display: February 2024

February 1st, 2024

BC Place is recognized around the world as a landmark of Vancouver’s skyline and a place of pride for all British Columbians. Besides enhancing the overall guest experience during events, the stadium’s Northern Lights Display is used to amplify important causes upon request from the community.

 Below is the complete Northern Lights Display schedule for February (subject to change).

February 4: cyan & purple for World Cancer Day
February 5: purple for Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness Week
February 6: red, yellow, & green for Black History Month
February 7: red for CHD Awareness Week
February 10: red & gold for Lunar New Year
February 11: red for 211 Day
February 12 & 16: yellow & grey for Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025: One Year to Go
February 13: red for Wear Red Canada
February 14: Heart Show for Valentine's Day
February 15: blue for International Angelman Day
February 17: green for Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week
February 19: blue & yellow for Sleep Out: Champions Edition (Feb. 29)
February 20: red for World Encephalitis Day (Feb. 22)
February 21: blue for World Thinking Day (Feb. 22)
February 28: pink for Pink Shirt Day
February 29: pink, blue, purple, green for Rare Disease Day

Northern Lights Display: January 2024

January 1st, 2024

BC Place is recognized around the world as a landmark of Vancouver’s skyline and a place of pride for all British Columbians. Besides enhancing the overall guest experience during events, the stadium’s Northern Lights Display is used to amplify important causes upon request from the community.

 Below is the complete Northern Lights Display schedule for January (subject to change).

January 1: New Year's Show
January 2: blue for Alzheimer's Awareness Month
January 4: Ribbon Skirt Show for National Ribbon Skirt Day
January 7: gold for Orthodox Christmas
January 24: blue for Bell Let's Talk Day
January 27: yellow for International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 28: purple for Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Day
January 31: Boat Show for Vancouver International Boat Show

Debra Sparrow hopes BC Place artwork 'lights the way as we move from darkness'

February 23rd, 2023

BC Place’s iconic Northern Lights Display is illuminating with a special design by Debra Sparrow every night until February 26 as part of the VMF Winter Arts festival's Blanketing the City.

The renowned xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) weaver shared her thoughts on the importance of sharing Coast Salish weaving patterns, colours and stories using the stadium’s lights:

“If you look around the city, you see the tall glass buildings and the lights, but really, what is your history? What is the foundation and the roots of this place? It’s blankets. We blanket the city with murals, and through the VMF Winter Arts, we now light up Vancouver and light the way as we move away from the darkness of the pandemic.

“This year’s artwork is far brighter, and it has new patterns that I’m excited about. Patterns speak to all cultures. As xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) textile weavers, we reflect the geometrics that give the whole city a sense of connection.

“We hope that humanity can learn from looking at the beauty of this artwork, and that it offers a way of connecting us all to each other. Here we are, as Indigenous people living on the outskirts of what you know as a city, where all of our villages were and no longer are. This artwork is also to honour our ancestors, for our Elders who were so wrongly done, while opening up a new way for all of us.

“My hands are up to BC Place for this amazing collaboration with myself and the VMF Winter Arts.”