We are alive during a digital age and Douglas Coupland captured that perfectly in his Digital Orca, located in the Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC. The statue, installed in 2009, has become a statement of Vancouver’s culture of both wildlife and natural beauty as well as technology and innovation.
Stopping to see the Digital Whale will mean you also get to take in the beautiful landscape of Vancouver. Set against the backdrop of the city, the water and the mountains, it is a stunning sight to see.
While you are enjoying time at the harbor you can stop by to see the Olympic Cauldron, a reminder of the 2010 games. Note that it is only lit during special occasions but the sculpture itself is still beautiful to behold.
Stop by for a few hours or a few days and take in the beauty of the area! You won’t be disappointed. What are your favorite sites in Vancouver? Have you seen the Digital Whale?
Photos courtesy of Vancouver Convention Centre and published with permission
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