Granville Street was Centre Ice
       
     
Lighting the Torch
       
     
Unforgettable Spectacle
       
     
Celebration Storefronts
       
     
The Crowds
       
     
Full Metal Elvis
       
     
Winter in the City
       
     
Spandy Andy
       
     
Gather 'round!
       
     
Canadian's love their Hockey
       
     
Celebration Storefronts
       
     
Everyone loves Quatchi
       
     
An Enchanted Forest of Light
       
     
Seeing the Gold Medals
       
     
Red and White
       
     
Granville Street was Centre Ice
       
     
Granville Street was Centre Ice

During the Olympics the center of all the action was Granville Street.

If you missed it, Here are pictures of what it was like to be on Granville during the Olympics.

Lighting the Torch
       
     
Lighting the Torch

The torch traveled to all the corners of Canada in the hands of over 12,000 torch bearers. Other torchbearers include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Catriona Le May Doan, Steve Nash and Rick Mercer.

Unforgettable Spectacle
       
     
Unforgettable Spectacle

World class acts graced the street for the short few weeks much to the delight of locals and visitors.

Celebration Storefronts
       
     
Celebration Storefronts

Holt Renfrew got into the spirit with their window displays.

The Crowds
       
     
The Crowds

A happy crush of people trading pins, watching buskers, and soaking in the olympic vibe.

Full Metal Elvis
       
     
Full Metal Elvis

Buskers traveled from all over the world to perform on our street, from escape artists, to Batman look alikes to jugglers, acrobats and musicians there was spectacles on every block.

Winter in the City
       
     
Winter in the City

We were lucky to have incredible weather during the Olympics in February 2010 but the weather generally pretty mild most years.

Spandy Andy
       
     
Spandy Andy

One of the most popular locals was Spandy Andy, our energetic bespandexed street entertainer.

Gather 'round!
       
     
Gather 'round!

Large circle acts such as this one drew huge crowds.

Canadian's love their Hockey
       
     
Canadian's love their Hockey

Granville Street was flooded with thousands of ebullient fans when we won the Men's Gold Medal game. Cheering and flag waving could be seen for up to 6 hours afterward.

Random games of pick up street hockey also were common.

Celebration Storefronts
       
     
Celebration Storefronts

The Chapters windows.

Everyone loves Quatchi
       
     
Everyone loves Quatchi

Quatchi the mascot skates makes an appearance at Robson Square.

An Enchanted Forest of Light
       
     
An Enchanted Forest of Light

Lunarfest set up a Lantern forest with paper lanterns by children in Vancouver and Taiwan.

Seeing the Gold Medals
       
     
Seeing the Gold Medals

At the Sauder School of Business, the Royal Canadian Mint was inviting people to come in and trade their quarters for special limited edition olympic quarters and the opportunity to hold the olympic medals.

Red and White
       
     
Red and White

Smiles all around.