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Vancouver's biggest patio to pop-up at BC Place for long weekends this summer

June 13th, 2024

The 1,000-capacity patio will showcase the best local live entertainment, food and drinks

Vancouver, BC – There is a new way to celebrate Vancouver’s best months this summer. For the first time ever, BC Place, Western Canada’s largest multi-purpose event venue, is opening the city’s largest licensed outdoor patio at Terry Fox Plaza with capacity for over 1,000 guests. 

The pop-up patio will be hosted on the long weekends in July, August, and September, and will feature the best local musical talent, a variety of social-worthy food and drinks, and an outdoor space perfect for summer get-togethers. Entry is free and is open to guests of all ages.

"At BC Place, we are all about bringing people together. This summer we'll be extending the vibrant and entertaining atmosphere we're known for by creating our own special event, The Patio, to bring together our community," says Chris May, GM of BC Place. "We’re incredibly proud of how we continue to transform our space into an engaging place where memories and connections are made.”

To kick off the series, The Patio at BC Place will be transformed into Vancouver’s largest backyard patio for the July long weekend. 

Limited edition food and drink menu details:

  • A variety of food and drink stations with menu inspired by Indigenous cuisine, the night market, grill & smokehouse, Canadian desserts, and a build-your-own Caesar Bar will be available at the Patio.
  • From backyard BBQ-inspired bites like Oh Canada Smoked Brisket Sandwich, to show-stopping innovative items like Tempura Maple Gelato, there will be a wide variety of options to satisfy all taste buds.
  • Indigenous dishes, including Salmon Bannock Burger, Bison Slider and Candied Salmon, created in collaboration with Chef Andrew George. 
  • Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of limited edition menu items at great value, distinct from the existing BC Place menu.

Live entertainment features include:

  • A live entertainment stage showcasing music from local talents including Marie Hui, DJ Christina Sing, Antonio Larosa, NaRai Dawn and more. 
  • For those looking for some friendly competition, rotating lawn games will be available, including mini putt, corn hole, giant Jenga and Connect Four. 
  • Anyone who visits The Patio at BC Place over the July long weekend will have a chance to win two tickets to The Rolling Stones Hackney Diamonds tour at BC Place on July 5, 2024. 

Event Details:

Enjoying The Patio at BC Place is simple – entry to the pop-up patio on Terry Fox Plaza is free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Best entrance point is by Gates A and H. As parking will be limited, guests are encouraged to take public transportation. 

  • Canada Day long weekend: June 28th to July 1st from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • BC Day long weekend: August 2nd to August 5th; visit for hours
  • Labour Day long weekend: August 30th to September 2nd; visit for hours

For more information about The Patio at BC Place, click here.

About BC Place

As the largest multipurpose venue of its kind in Western Canada, BC Place provides a spectacular home for international, professional and amateur sport, entertainment, commerce, cultural experiences and community gatherings for the benefit of all British Columbians.

BC Place is a part of BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), a Provincial Crown Corporation of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport that owns and operates the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place.

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