Vancouver has a grand scale convention center right at the heart of the city and by the Vancouver Harbor. The convention center is divided into the west and east and two sides are connected by underground passage and waterfront promenade. The convention center seems to be very popular place for meetings and events as I found four concurrent events were ongoing when I visited the center. While the inside the convention center is very spacious and upscale, you can also walk on the outside of the center looking over the Vancouver Harbor. The boardwalk is very well organized with many displays that show some of the important historic events over the years in Vancouver and the Canadian Pacific Northwest.