Sails of Light

The Canada Place Sails of Light are illuminated each evening from dusk to dawn, with seasonal vibrant colours.

A striking celebration of colour and light on Vancouver’s waterfront, the Sails of Light are viewable from the east and west sides of Canada Place.

Sail lighting requests

Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver is pleased to offer local charities and non-profit groups the opportunity to build awareness for their cause or organization by illuminating the Sails of Light in colours themed to the specific cause*.

Send requests by email to [email protected]. Requests must be submitted directly by the charity/non-profit organization making the sail lighting request and any requests missing information will not be considered.

All requests must be received in writing at least 60 days prior to the lighting date. The causes selected are at the sole discretion of Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver.

Please note that lighting for personal occasions, conferences or other commercial interests are not permitted. We light for awareness causes that are national in scope and are free of charge to support.

Please include the following information in your request:

  • Name of organization
  • Contact name
  • Email
  • Date(s) of event
  • Date requested for lighting
  • Description of cause/event
  • Have you made the same request to other iconic facilities in Canada? If yes, which ones?
  • Is this an annual or one-time event?
  • What colour(s) are you requesting for lighting?
  • Please provide your social media handles. We do our best to promote each cause on social media.

If you are promoting the Sails of Light on social media, our handles are @CanadaPlace and #SailsofLight.

*Where possible, causes will be recognized on the official national or international week/day/month.

Sails of Light Calendar

Winter/Spring 2021 Shine the Light for essential service workers Light daily at 7:00 p.m.
March 6, 2021 Light The Night for Amyloidosis Red
March 17, 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Green
March 21, 2021 World Down Syndrome Day Blue & Yellow
March 24, 2021 World TB day Red
March 26, 2021 PURPLE DAY® for Epilepsy Awareness Purple
March 27, 2021 Endometriosis awareness day & Earth Hour (8:30-9:30) Yellow & Dark (8:30-9:30)
April 7, 2021 Green Shirt Day (organ donor awareness month) Green
April 11, 2021 World Parkinson’s Day Teal & Magenta
April 19, 2021 CDH awareness Blue, Pink & Yellow
April 22, 2021 Earth Day Green
April 30, 2021 PMDD Awareness Month Teal


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